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Thoughts on the evolution of national security in cyberspace
Imre Dobák 1  
 
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University of Public Service, Hungary
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Imre Dobák   

University of Public Service, Hungary
Submission date: 2020-09-14
Acceptance date: 2021-02-08
Online publication date: 2021-03-01
Publication date: 2021-03-01
 
Security and Defence Quarterly 2021;33(1)
 
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Nowadays, the vast majority of the threats to our security come from cyberspace, resulting in a significant transformation of national security systems. Behind these changes, we can find some organisational and capability responses to technological developments, seeing that the function of national security is inseparable from the social environment and its processes. The study examines certain impacts of cyberspace on national security as a system, addressing some features of the changing external environment. The topic is related to the research on the relationship between the information society and security in the 21st century. Therefore, the study explores some processes visible at the international level and reviews some external environment trends in connection with national security. The changes affect the future of national security thinking and the development of principles and methods. It is the task of national security services operating under strict legislation to respond effectively to various threats in a changing environment. All this is only possible through the continuous monitoring of changes in the environment and long-term strategic thinking.
 
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