3.6 Information security issues and technology: network technologies for strategic social control and global security

   The statement “Tectology calls for the study of “any system both from the point of view of the relationships among all of its parts and the relationship between it as whole and its environment, i.e., all external systems (Alexander Bogdanov, 1922).” Enrolled a range of systems thinkers, trying to understand and support the thriving of complex systems.

   The variety and the dynamics of activities in multilevel social systems and their environments demands for control mechanisms that must be greater than or equal to the number of states in the system being controlled (adapted from Ashby, Ross, 1956).

   Securing the safe development of multilevel systems in digital age requires for a viable management of network technologies as a strategic factor of global security.

   To achieve the requisite holism of methods and means focused in safeguarding the society at all levels, international experience exchange and cooperation is imperative.


Discussion points

  • Digital Ecosystem internal and external complexity, structure, dynamics and (in)stability

  • The identified and unidentified vulnerabilities of the Digital Ecosystem

  • The Digital Ecosystem focused security management and the interrelations with the “real” world.

  • Directions of development of national and international systems of network management of social processes in the global information society.

  • The behaviuor of existing subsystems in safeguarding and disrupting the digital ecosystem development; are we facing reverse (twisted) Cybernetics?

  • Situation centers as a technological basis for strategic decision-making.