Review: 2017 Strategic Trends in the Global Cyber Conflict

15 Pages Posted: 8 Jul 2018

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Gil Baram

Tel Aviv University

Daniel Cohen

Tel Aviv University

Zeev Shapira

Independent

Omree Wechsler

Tel Aviv University

Nir Hight

Independent

Isaac Ben-Israel

Tel Aviv University

Date Written: June 12, 2018

Abstract

The present paper reviews the main strategic trends in cyber policy and security for 2017, pointing out the emergence of a new "Cyber Escalation Cycle:" while states are investing significant resources to improve their offensive cyber capabilities, these capabilities are subsequently being stolen, publicized and used by hostile countries to launch devastating cyber-attacks. This has led governments to pursue legislation that controls incoming technology and changes the technological relations between countries. Given the development of enhanced capabilities and the effectiveness of the attacks, we believe that leakage followed by immediate use of the leaked offensive cyber weapons against rival countries will only increase, making this issue even more contentious.

Suggested Citation

Baram, Gil and Cohen, Daniel and Shapira, Zeev and Wechsler, Omree and Hight, Nir and Ben-Israel, Isaac, Review: 2017 Strategic Trends in the Global Cyber Conflict (June 12, 2018). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3194844 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3194844

Gil Baram (Contact Author)

Tel Aviv University ( email )

Ramat Aviv
Tel-Aviv, 6997801
Israel

Daniel Cohen

Tel Aviv University ( email )

Ramat Aviv
Tel-Aviv, 6997801
Israel

Zeev Shapira

Independent

No Address Available

Omree Wechsler

Tel Aviv University ( email )

Ramat Aviv
Tel-Aviv, 6997801
Israel

Nir Hight

Independent

No Address Available

Isaac Ben-Israel

Tel Aviv University ( email )

Ramat Aviv
Tel-Aviv, 6997801
Israel

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