The concept of cybersecurity has become widely discussed in literature, incorporated into national and international agendas for digital development, and introduced to organizations and corporations. However, the current approaches to cybersecurity often focus on the macro-level (national, supra- and/or international) and on the information infrastructure mainly addressing negative security. The aim of the proposed session is to discuss cybersecurity in the Arctic from a human security perspective. It facilitates a forum to address both the opportunities and challenges of digitization to individuals and communities also on the sub-national level. A human security approach enables the inclusion of positive security aspects to cybersecurity and the addressing of non-state actors and individuals as securitizing actors in the region. Beside the challenges that digitization pose to individuals and communities, the session contributes to a wider discussion on how the Arctic inhabitants may benefit from advanced digitization. The proposed session thus addresses cybersecurity as embedded in a multidisciplinary framework to widen the discussion beyond prevailing state-centricity. Questions addressed include, for instance: Can digitization in the Arctic raise participation levels in the civil society, freedom of choice, local and global awareness, or improve access to services? How is digitization in the Arctic related to environmental, social, health, civic, and security matters in the region? How does digitization in the Arctic affect sustainable regional development? The session will be designed so that the speaker presentations will remain short, whereas a fair amount of time will be allocated to questions and discussion.
2.1 Enablement besides constraints: A multidisciplinary approach to cybersecurity and its connections to human security in the Arctic
Date: Wednesday, 05 September 2018
Time: 14:30 - 16:00 (UTC +3)
Place: IT106, University of Oulu
Convenor: Kamrul Hossain (NIEM / Arctic Centre), Mirva Salminen (NIEM / Arctic Centre), Juha Saunavaara (ARC / Hokkaido University)
Presentation type: Oral and poster presentations
|Date / time||Type||Title / Author(s)|
|Wed, Sep 05, 2018 14:30 - 14:45||Oral||
Everyday digital security in the European High North: The case of Finnish Lapland
Author(s): Mirva Salminen (Arctic Centre, University of Lapland, Finland)
|Wed, Sep 05, 2018 14:45 - 15:00||Oral||
Open source software solutions as a contribution to human security in a digitalised Arctic
Author(s): Gerald Zojer (Northern Institute for Environmental and Minority Law, Arctic Centre, University of Lapland, Finland)
|Wed, Sep 05, 2018 15:00 - 15:15||Oral||
Connecting the Arctic while installing submarine data cables between East Asia and Europe?
Author(s): Juha Saunavaara (Hokkaido University Arctic Research Center, Japan)
|Wed, Sep 05, 2018 15:15 - 15:30||Oral||
Mutual interconnections of the Arctic nature and the cyber world. Visions of the future.
Author(s): Marcin Dymet (Arctic Centre, University of Lapland, Finland)
|Wed, Sep 05, 2018 15:30 - 16:00||Discussion and closing|