Emergence of cyber societies places new emphasis on the protection of information and information services. The paper provides a definition for the concept of information that is based on the concept of knowledge and a definition for cyber society, which encompasses the relationship between a society of humans and a network of computers. Estonia and the cyber attacks of spring 2007 are briefly examined as an example of an early cyber society under cyber attack. Finally, the role and principles of the Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence are explained.
Lorents, P.; Ottis, R.; Rikk, R. (2009). Cyber Society and Cooperative Cyber Defence. In Internationalization, Design and Global Development. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Vol 5623, pp. 180-186.