Global Challenges in Offensive Cyber | Dr Erica Lonergan | What is the role of offensive cyber operations in denial strategies?

We’re back with our ad hoc seminar series on ‘Global Challenges in Offensive Cyber‘, where we will be inviting a range of speakers from across different perspectives and backgrounds to discuss offensive cyber. Our next speaker will be Dr Erica Lonergan on 9 November 2021 (3pm UK, 10am EST). Sign up here Abstract There isContinue reading “Global Challenges in Offensive Cyber | Dr Erica Lonergan | What is the role of offensive cyber operations in denial strategies?”

New Report – The National Cyber Force that Britain Needs?

Read the Report here Members of the Offensive Cyber Working Group, with King’s College London, have today released a new report which argues that the success of the new UK National Cyber Force (NCF) will be determined by the quality of the leadership, strategy, structures and processes that shape its growth and operational use. AsContinue reading “New Report – The National Cyber Force that Britain Needs?”

“The Offense-Defense Balance in Cyberspace”, Jason Healey

We are pleased to welcome Jason Healey (Columbia University, USA) to talk about “The Offense-Defense Balance in Cyberspace” on Tuesday 20 April 2021 (4pm BST). Sign up: https://durhamuniversity.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_2VB9tBfLRiq9AjJMbZ4I3A This talk summarizes four models to understand offense-defense balance in cyberspace: asset, systemic, dyadic, and strategic. The main body of international relations scholarship conflates these models and,Continue reading ““The Offense-Defense Balance in Cyberspace”, Jason Healey”

“Warfare and Deception: Where will Cyber meet Psych?” Dr Emma Briant

We are pleased to welcome Dr Briant to talk about “Warfare and Deception: Where will Cyber meet Psych?” which is happening Wednesday 31 March 2021 (5pm BST). Sign up: https://durhamuniversity.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_2VB9tBfLRiq9AjJMbZ4I3A Whether or not local and foreign influence operations put Trump in power, accelerated cyber attacks and information warfare during the US election in 2016 hadContinue reading ““Warfare and Deception: Where will Cyber meet Psych?” Dr Emma Briant”

Recruitment of Steering Committee Members

For 2021, the OCWG is recruiting up to 3 new Steering Committee members as we move to expand our activities and events. We are looking for diverse members who have an interest in offensive cyber research , writ broad, in the UK context. If you would like to apply, please send an email to steering[at]offensivecyber[dot]orgContinue reading “Recruitment of Steering Committee Members”