The Search for Cyber Fundamentals

Abstract:

The precise rendering of how security is achieved in cyberspace has yet to be pulled together; and, despite the most recent publications of U.S. policy, there is still no settled answer to the core question of what organizing principles should drive military cyber operations strategy. This essay posits that cyberspace is a realm of activity in which new security dynamics are at work due to the revolutionary character of digital technology. The essay introduces six defining conditions that relate to military cyber operations leading to the organizing principle that cyberspace is an offense-persistent strategic environment.


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Photo of Richard J. Harknett

Department of Political Science University of Cincinnati, Ohio, 
U.S.A
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Richard J. Harknett is Professor and Department Head of Political Science at the University of Cincinnati. He also holds a professorial lectureship at the Diplomatic Academy, Vienna, Austria, where he once served as visiting Fulbright Professor. Harknett is the author of over 50 publications in the areas of international relations theory and security studies. He was appointed by the Governor of Ohio to the State’s Cybersecurity, Education, and Economic Development Council and assisted in the development of Ohio’s Cybersecurity Strategy.

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Combined Action Group U.S. Cyber Command and National Security Agency, 
U.S.A.

Dr. Emily Goldman serves as a strategist at U.S. Cyber Command and a thought leader on cyber policy. She was cyber advisor to the Director of Policy Planning at the Department of State, 2018-2019. From 2014- 2018 she directed the U.S. Cyber Command / National Security Agency Combined Action Group, reporting to a four-star commander and leading a team that wrote the 2018 US Cyber Command vision, Achieve and Maintain Cyberspace Superiority. She has also worked as a strategic communications advisor for U.S. Central Command and for the Coordinator for Counterterrorism at the State Department. She holds a doctorate in Political Science from Stanford University, and was a professor of Political Science at the University of California, Davis, for two decades. Dr. Goldman has published and lectured widely on strategy, cyber security, arms control, military history and innovation, and organizational change.

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