Malware Ecologies: Disrupting the Geographies of Cyberspace and Cybersecurity
My research considers how we as humans can face a more-than-human other, namely, malware. This brings together strands of thought from the philosophers Deleuze, Foucault, Guattari, Serres among others into encounters with computer sciences, politics, international relations and geography. The aim of the thesis is to discover how we can think through malware to challenge how we do cybersecurity and indeed think of (cyber) spaces as similar to how space has always been constructed. Therefore an exploration of malware can help us comprehend both space and cybersecurity in alternative ways that may be productive to our engagement with malicious software.
Below is the current iteration of the abstract for my thesis: