SUMMER SEMESTER 2016 (IN ENGLISH)
The initial part of the workshop will present cyber as a combat arena, definitions and comparisons to the physical arena, players in the cyber space, target domain – terror targets, strategic targets, the roles of countries, organizations and security agencies, defense & offense, cyber intelligence, open source intelligence, counter measures in different levels, countries strategic preparations, decision-making in a cyber-event, defending critical infrastructures, SCADA systems, the “cyber nature”.
The second part of the workshop will introduce the nature of cyberspace and its challenges: First, the vulnerabilities of nation-states and the characteristics of advanced persistent threats (APTs) in cyberspace to national security; and second, the relatively new threat posed by cyberterrorism, which aggravates existing paradigms of asymmetry in nation-state – terrorist interactions. We will examine the role of international and domestic law in regulating cyberspace, including the dilemmas involved in the application of the laws of war to cyberspace operations. We’ll take a close look at the two paradigms of cyber crime and cyberterrorism. The activities of civilian government, the military, the private sector and other entities in securing cyberspace will be reviewed throughout, including activities on a global scale. We will also examine the issue of internet governance as it relates to cyber security and the protection of individual freedoms and human rights. The course will include a review of the current state of Israel’s cyber regulation and policy. Illustrative cases and examples will be used to develop the workshop themes, and one full session will be used for an interactive case study exercise on cyber security.