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  • Information Technology Standardsby Martin Libicki

    Elsevier Science 2013; US$ 72.95

    This book examines information technology standards and discusses what they are, what they do, how they originate, and how they evolve. While standards are important in improving system interoperability and thereby increasing economic productivity, they are unlikely to achieve their full potential due to a variety of factors, chief of which is the... more...

  • Conquest in Cyberspaceby Martin C. Libicki

    Cambridge University Press 2007; US$ 28.00

    This book shows the risks and protections cyberspace offers for national security and information warfare. more...

  • Crisis and Escalation in Cyberspaceby Martin C. Libicki

    RAND Corporation 2012; US$ 9.95

    The chances are growing that the United States will find itself in a crisis in cyberspace--the escalation of tensions associated with a major cyberattack, suspicions that one has taken place, or fears that it might do so soon. Such crises can be managed by taking steps to reduce the incentives for other states to step in, controlling the narrative,... more...

  • Brandishing Cyberattack Capabilitiesby Martin C. Libicki

    RAND Corporation 2013; US$ 9.95

    Deterrence is possible only when others have at least a good idea of possible U.S. military reprisals, but cyberattack capabilities resist such demonstration. This report explores ways they can be and under what circumstances, then goes on to examine the difficulties and the drawbacks. Such ?brandishing? is no panacea and could even backfire if misinterpreted.... more...

  • How Insurgencies Endby Ben Connable; Martin C. Libicki

    RAND Corporation 2010; US$ 9.95

    RAND studied 89 modern insurgency cases to test conventional understanding about how insurgencies end. Findings relevant to policymakers and analysts include that modern insurgencies last about ten years; withdrawal of state support cripples insurgencies; civil defense forces are useful for both sides; pseudodemocracies fare poorly against insurgents;... more...

  • Collecting the Dotsby Martin Libicki; Shari Lawrence Pfleeger

    RAND Corporation 2004; US$ 9.95

    Across a wide variety of endeavors, failure to anticipate disaster has been ascribed to the inability to ?connect the dots.? But to ?connect the dots,? one must first ?collect the dots.? The authors investigate the barriers to circulating important information and describes approaches for bringing information together in a meaningful way and describe... more...

  • The Costs and Benefits of Moving to the ICD-10 Code Setsby Martin Libicki; Irene Brahmakulam

    RAND Corporation 2004; US$ 9.95

    Presents RAND?s analysis of the benefits and costs of mandating a switch (either simultaneously or sequentially) from the International Classification of Diseases, 9th Revision, codes for diagnoses and procedures to two code sets based on the 10th revision. more...

  • Exploring Terrorist Targeting Preferencesby Martin C. Libicki; Peter Chalk; Melanie Sisson

    RAND Corporation 2007; US$ 9.95

    Al Qaeda, the jihadist network personified by Osama bin laden, seeks a restored caliphate free of Western influence. It uses terror as its means. But how does terrorism serve the ends of al Qaeda? Understanding its strategic logic might suggest what U.S. targets it may seek to strike and why. This monograph posits four hypotheses to link means and... more...

  • Markets for Cybercrime Tools and Stolen Databy Lillian Ablon; Martin C. Libicki; Andrea A. Golay

    RAND Corporation 2014; US$ 9.95

    Criminal activities in cyberspace are increasingly facilitated by burgeoning black markets. This report characterizes these markets and how they have grown into their current state to provide insight into how their existence can harm the information security environment. Understanding these markets lays the groundwork for exploring options to minimize... more...

  • Hackers Wantedby Martin C. Libicki; David Senty; Julia Pollak

    RAND Corporation 2014; US$ 9.95

    The perceived shortage of cybersecurity professionals working on national security may endanger the nation?s networks and be a disadvantage in cyberspace conflict. RAND examined the cybersecurity labor market, especially in regard to national defense. Analysis suggests market forces and government programs will draw more workers into the profession... more...