Cyber Conflict Studies Project
Cyber conflict refers to the conducting of large-scale, politically driven conflict through cyberspace.
This project examines how the effectiveness of cyber defence will interact with the effectiveness of other coercive means, particularly economic or military. It also studies influence of cyber warfare on regional, national, and security dynamics and will deliver a perspective on the context and issues related to cyber conflict.
State and state-sponsored transnational actors, in conjunction with other forces, leverage the use of offensive cyber-based tools, technologies, and weapons to disrupt computer systems, networks, and infrastructures, driven by potential socio-economic or political benefit.
Coverage will include
- Refining the definition of cyber conflict
- Categorizing formal cyber-based activity between countries such as intelligence collection, covert action, cyber crime, terrorism, and war
- Characteristics of cyber warfare capabilities constituting the most effective deterrent against different types of adversaries
- What thresholds for response to cyber attack might be established?