Smith: Should Canada view cyberspace as a threat or opportunity?

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23 May, 2012
By: Gordon Smith
Executive Director of the Centre for Global Studies and CIGI Distinguished Fellow

Cyberspace is here to stay and everybody has to deal with it unless they
choose to move to an island and live in isolation from the rest of the
world. Cyberspace is both threat and opportunity. What is needed is
“governance”, not (much) “government. There is now a battle between the
forces of order and those of disorder. Where we need to go to maximize
opportunities and minimize threats is in the direction of “organized
chaos”. See Michael Gross’ article

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