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Chloe Jacobs
Department: International Relations
Year: Junior
Class: IR 309

Human Security in Cyberspace

Cyberspace is critical in reframing the international system since it has created new conditions and gains to our society. Cybersecurity has become a fundamental part of national security. How has the U.S.-China cyberspace interactions facilitated human security challenges? This research is focused from 2001 to the present day, studying the U.S.-China interactions in cyberspace– from cyber espionage to stealing intellectual information. By assessing a constructivist theory which emphasizes perceptions and values. These threatening actions determine the state’s interest and behavior in cyberspace. Cyberattacks have progressed both countries to aggressively develop new government agencies and policies to ensure security in cyberspace. The various methods the state has enforced to find threats in cyberspace has turned into intensive internet monitoring from both governments. Both countries and governments have challenged our human security in cyberspace by prioritizing their state interests instead of the individual. Although, bilateral agreements between the U.S. and China in cyberspace have effectively progressed human security in cyberspace.