"What Do We Know About Cyber Conflict? Scope, Impact, and Restraint in Cyberspace"
CIS Seminar Series
CIS welcomes guest speaker Dr. Brandon Valeriano from University of Glasgow.
This paper, co-authored with Ryan Maness from University of Illinois at Chicago, summarizes and connects our various divergent cyber conflict research projectsto present a complete picture of the dynamics, theories, and scope of cyber operations in the digital age. We first examine the scope of cyber operations and who uses the tactic against whom. We then study the impact of cyber operations on conflict and cooperation dynamics with a goal of understanding the foreign policy dynamics of cyber conflict. Finally, we contrast a system of justice in cyber operations where the continued limited use of the tactic is the goal with divergent notions of offensive cyber actions. This paper will provide a comprehensive investigation of cyber conflict, a tactic some suggest will change the future of international interactions. We are much more measured in our reactions to the tactic and suggest while it will be an important tool, it will be restrained in its use by states and more likely represent method of information warfare rather than direct combat.
More info: http://www.gla.ac.uk/schools/socialpolitical/staff/brandonvaleriano/