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Thoughts on the evolution of national security in cyberspace


[ 1 ] Institute of National Security, University of Public Service, Hungaria krt. 9-11. Budapest, Hungary

Year of publication


Published in

Security and Defence Quarterly

Journal year: 2021 | Journal volume: vol. 33 | Journal number: no. 1

Article type

scientific article

Publication language


  • Information society
  • National security
  • Intelligence
  • Cyberspace

EN Nowadays, the vast majority of the threats to our security come from cyberspace, resulting in a significant transformation of national security systems. Behind these changes, we can find some organisational and capability responses to technological developments, seeing that the function of national security is inseparable from the social environment and its processes. The study examines certain impacts of cyberspace on national security as a system, addressing some features of the changing external environment. The topic is related to the research on the relationship between the information society and security in the 21st century. Therefore, the study explores some processes visible at the international level and reviews some external environment trends in connection with national security. The changes affect the future of national security thinking and the development of principles and methods. It is the task of national security services operating under strict legislation to respond effectively to various threats in a changing environment. All this is only possible through the continuous monitoring of changes in the environment and long-term strategic thinking.

Date of online publication


Pages (from - to)

75 - 85



License type

CC BY (attribution alone)

Open Access Mode

open journal

Open Access Text Version

final published version

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Date of Open Access to the publication

at the time of publication

Points of MNiSW / journal


Points of MNiSW / journal in years 2017-2021