The current phase of the information age is characterized by more intense and
more comprehensive interconnection in cyberspace. This feature of technology
promotes changes at the societal level, including consequently the value
model. These changes require the adaptation of national communities and,
thus, represent a challenge for the national security.
This paper starts from the observation of parameters of the interconnectedness
of things, people and processes in cyberspace, and their impact on social
organization within the technologically advanced states. That impact is analyzed
in regard to the stability of the common value concept of nation-states.
The interconnectedness in cyberspace manifests the trend of multiplication
in scope. In the leading technological countries, centralized development
centers are arising. This results in attracting financial flows towards the most
developed countries, and the rise of the technological elite as an actor in the
social power structure.
Adapting to the interconnectedness (and the speed) in cyberspace requires
improving the individual capacity of perception, which can be achieved
through value-oriented education. Re-composition of social power within a
community requires implementing democratic mechanisms in cyberspace,
and the precondition for this is a strategic national approach to protection
and normative regulation of critical information infrastructure.
D. Đurđević, M. Stevanović, “The Value Challenge of Interconnectedness in Cyberspace for National Security,” in Sinteza 2016 - International Scientific Conference on ICT and E-Business Related Research, Belgrade, Singidunum University, Serbia, 2016, pp. 15-23. doi:10.15308/Sinteza-2016-15-23
Đurđević, D., Stevanović, M. (2016). The Value Challenge of Interconnectedness in Cyberspace for National Security. Paper presented at Sinteza 2016 - International Scientific Conference on ICT and E-Business Related Research. doi:10.15308/Sinteza-2016-15-23