Strategic Culture and Cyber Warfare:A Methodology for Comparative Analysis

Abstract:

A nation state’s strategic culture inluences policy and behaviour in cyberspace. An approach to comparative research is provided herein to enhance the field and provide practical outcomes for policy formation and establishment of norms. This paper proposes a mixed-methods framework, combining policy analysis with key informant interviews and a survey. Further, the methodology supports comparative static and longitudinal studies of nation states’ cyber warfare capability to enable policy makers to coalesce understanding of strategic cultures for the establishment of international norms in cyberspace.


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UNSW Canberra CyberUniversity of New South WalesCanberra,
Australia

Andrew Williams is a PhD student with the University of New South Wales Canberra Cyber and is a member of the Research Group on Cyber War and Peace. He is an Army Officer with four master’s degrees across a range of fields. His main research areas are strategy, cyber security policy, and cyber law.

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Keywords

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C2
C2S
CDX
CIA
CIP
CPS

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IA
ICS

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SOA

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