The common understanding in military circles is that the more data one has, the more information one possess. More information leads to better intelligence, and better intelligence produces greater situational … Continue reading Kill Webs: The Wicked Problem of Future Warfighting
When the Soviets launched Sputnik in 1957, the US was taken off guard. Seriously off guard. While Eisenhower didn’t think the pointy satellite was a major strategic threat, the public perception … Continue reading Strategic Surprise? Or The Foreseeable Future
I have yet to weigh in on the recent hack on the Office of Personnel Management (OPM). Mostly this is due to two reasons. First is the obvious one for … Continue reading Deterrence in Cyberspace and the OPM Hack
Last week the New America Foundation hosted its launch for an interdisciplinary cybersecurity initiative. I was fortunate enough to be asked to attend and speak, but the real benefit was … Continue reading Not What We Bargained For: The Cyber Problem
In last night’s State of the Union Address, President Obama briefly reiterated the point that Congress has an obligation to pass some sort of legislation that would enable cybersecurity to … Continue reading SOTU: Cyber What?
In the thirteenth century, before the rise of the “modern” state, private enforcement mechanisms reigned supreme. In fact, because monarchs of the time had difficulties enforcing laws within their jurisdictions, … Continue reading Cyber Letters of Marque and Reprisal: "Hacking Back"
Today in Wired magazine, James Bamford published a seven-page story and interview with Edward Snowden. The interview is another unique look into the life and motivations of one of America’s … Continue reading Monstermind or the Doomsday Machine? Autonomous Cyberwarfare
Cyber security has been on the general security agenda for some time now, but it is only recently that Political Scientists have really engaged the topic in a serious manner … Continue reading A Tale of Three Cyber Security Articles