PhD Candidate Matthew Cohen: A New Model for Cyber Defense
PhD Candidate, Matthew S. Cohen, recently published an article entitled “Four Big “Ds” and a Little “r”: A New Model for Cyber Defense” in Cyber, Intelligence, and Security. He was lead author on the paper along with Chuck D. Freilich and Gabi Siboni. The article argues that as with all emerging threats, the cyber realm represents new dangers, which will be difficult to address. This article argues, however, that cyberthreats are not fundamentally different from other asymmetric threats, and it provides a conceptual model for developing a response by drawing on classic principles of military strategy, the “four Ds”— Detection, Deterrence, Defense, and Defeat—as well as resilience (the little “r”). The article offers a model for how countries can create policies addressing each of these principles that will enhance the security of national cyber systems. The proposed framework will allow for the development of detailed strategies and plans to address the specific demands posed by cyberthreats, whether state-based, or by non-state actors, or individuals. The full article can be found here: https://neu.academia.edu/MatthewCohen
About the author: Matthew S. Cohen is a PhD Candidate and Lecturer in Political Science at Northeastern University specializing in both emerging security threats, with a focus on cyber-security, and the Middle East. Matthew has previously published on cyber-security policy, delegitimization and lawfare, Israeli security policy, Turkish-Israeli relations, and Turkish politics. His current research projects are focused on Israeli cyber-policy.