Cyberspace from the Hybrid Threat Perspective

ABSTRACT

Hybrid threats use conventional and unconventional means to achieve their goals. This paper explores the cyber threats as one possible aspect of hybrid threats. It describes three ways of approaching cyberspace (operations) from the hybrid threats perspective: supporting conventional operations, exploiting non-military systems, and exploring the opportunities provided by this environment. In particular, it highlights the aspects that are or likely will be relevant to the military community.


AUTHORS

Photo of Håkan GunneriussoP

Swedish National Defence College, Stockholm
Sweden

Håkan Gunneriusson received a doctorate in history in 2002 from Uppsala University. He holds tenure as head of ground tactical research at the Swedish National Defence College.

Photo of Dr. Rain Ottis

University of Jyväskylä, Jyväskylä, Finland; Tallinn University of Technology, Tallinn
Estonia

Dr. Rain Ottis is a scientist at the NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence, in Tallinn, Estonia. He previously served as a communications officer in the Estonian Defence Forces, focusing primarily on cyber defence training and awareness. He is a graduate of the United States Military Academy (BS, Computer Science) and Tallinn University of Technology (PhD, Computer Science; MSc, Informatics). His research interests include cyber conflict, national cyber security, politically motivated cyber attacks and the role of volunteers in cyber security. In addition to his current assignment, he is teaching cyber security in Tallinn University of Technology (EST) and University of Jyväskylä (FIN).

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