The Cyber Defense Review

ABOUT THE CDR

The Cyber Defense Review (CDR) journal is a scholarly effort from the Army Cyber Institute (ACI) at West Point. The CDR generates an intellectual multidisciplinary dialogue through thought provoking scholarly articles and essays on the strategic, operational, and tactical aspects of the cyber domain. The CDR breaks down barriers and fosters innovative solutions to global cybersecurity challenges. The CDR compiles perspectives from preeminent thinkers across the government, industry, and academia regarding potential challenges, impacts, and initiatives for consideration as we solve over-the-horizon problems for the Army and the Nation.

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Enabling the Army in an Era of Information Warfare

 

Enabling the Army in an Era of Information Warfare

Operations against ISIS, disrupting Russian attempts to interfere in the 2018 US midterm elections and, most recently, countering Iran's attempts to increase instability across the Middle East mark important efforts by the US military to find effective capabilities, doctrinal concepts, and appropriate roles in an era of information warfare. We must fight the battles our adversaries put before us. If our doctrines, systems, and processes do not match that reality, then it is time for new thinking. Through three decades of near-ceaseless global operations, "Information Operations," or IO has endured as the mainstay approach for how the Armed Services and the Joint Force conceptualize and apply informational power as an integral element of military operations. Despite evolving definitions, ever-changing formulations, and passionate assertions as to both its criticality and utility, IO remains doctrinal and relevant, though often misunderstood, a term of military art. Most often, IO has proved useful at tactical and operational levels of war. At more strategic and political levels, the efficacy of IO remains elusive, and US leaders, both civilian and military, have been less than adept at effectively realizing the potential of "informational power."

 

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Publications

 

CDR Editorial Board

Dr. Andrew O. Hall- Editorial Board Chair, Marymount College

Dr. Amy Apon, Clemson University

Dr. Chris Arney, U.S. Military Academy

Dr. David Brumley, Carnegie Mellon University

Dr. Martin Libicki, U.S. Naval Academy

Dr. Michele L. Malvesti,  Financial Integrity Network

Dr. Milton Mueller,  School of Public Policy, Georgia Tech

Dr. Hy S. Rothstein, Naval Postgraduate School

Dr. Bhavani Thuraisingham, The University of Texas at Dallas

Ms. Liis Vihul, Cyber Law International

Prof. Tim Watson, University of Warwick, UK

Col. (Ret.) W. Michael GuillotAir University

Col. Suzanne Nielsen, Ph.D, U.S. Military Academy

Prof. Samuel White, Army War College

Cybersecurity Canon: 

Palo Alto Networks 

Essential Reading for the Security Professional

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