Research and Media Highlights

Below are publication and media links highlighting research completed by the Center for Cyber Strategy and Policy Faculty and Fellows.

Scholarship and Publications

Fischerkeller, Michael P., Emily Goldman, and Richard J. Harknett. Cyber Persistence Theory: Redefining National Security in Cyberspace. Bridging the Gap. Oxford, New York: Oxford University Press, 2022. https://global.oup.com/academic/product/cyber-persistence-theory-9780197638255?cc=us&lang=en&.

Dr. Richard Harknett recognized for research funding:
“These UC Researchers and Scholars Are Leading Us into the Future.” Accessed January 27, 2022. https://research.uc.edu/news/2022/01/11/these-uc-researchers-and-scholars-are-leading-us-into-the-future.

Benjamin Bartlett, Ph D., Mark Bryan Manantan, Mihoko Matsubara, Ph D. Crystal Pryor, Justin Sherman, Ph D. Wilhelm Vosse, and Ph D. Gregory Winger. “US-Japan Cybersecurity Cooperation: Beyond the Tokyo 2020 Olympics,” November 13, 2021. https://pacforum.org/publication/us-japan-cybersecurity-cooperation-beyond-the-tokyo-2020-olympics.

Edwards, Safa Shahwan, and Simon Handler. “The 5×5—How Retaliation Shapes Cyber Conflict.” Atlantic Council, May 13, 2021. https://www.atlanticcouncil.org/content-series/the-5x5/the-5x5-how-retaliation-shapes-cyber-conflict/.

Kreitz, Colonel Eric. Cyber Strategy and Tactical Cyber Integration. The Indigenous Approach- 1st Special Forces Group: Preferred Partners in INDOPACOM, 2021. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z6r_1gbiFWw.

UC - Office of Research. Trusted Democracy in the Digital Age, Flashpoint Series,  January 15, 2021. https://youtu.be/E9LHb07tVX8?t=398.

Winger, Gregory H. “SolarWinds Attack: Lessons for the Philippines-US Alliance.” Philippine Strategic Forum, January 4, 2021. https://www.stratforumph.com/post/solarwinds-attack-lessons-for-the-philippines-us-alliance.

Harknett, Richard J. “SolarWinds: The Need for Persistent Engagement.” Lawfare, December 23, 2020. https://www.lawfareblog.com/solarwinds-need-persistent-engagement.

Calfano, Brian, Richard J. Harknett, Gregory Winger, and Jelena Vicic. “Reporting Government Reactions to Claims of Electoral Fraud Can Help Maintain Public Trust in the Media.” LSE US Centre, December 3, 2020. https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/2020/12/03/reporting-government-reactions-to-claims-of-electoral-fraud-can-help-maintain-public-trust-in-the-media/.

Calfano, Brian, Richard J. Harknett, Gregory Winger, and Jelena Vicic. “Electoral Officials Can Do Little to Combat Information Which Undermines Elections.” LSE US Centre, October 27, 2020. https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/2020/10/27/electoral-officials-can-do-little-to-combat-information-which-undermines-elections/.

Winger, Gregory. “China’s Disinformation Campaign in the Philippines.” Politics. The Diplomat, October 6, 2020. https://thediplomat.com/2020/10/chinas-disinformation-campaign-in-the-philippines/.

Chesney, Robert, and Max Smeets. “Policy Roundtable: Cyber Conflict as an Intelligence Contest.” Texas National Security Review, September 17, 2020. https://tnsr.org/roundtable/policy-roundtable-cyber-conflict-as-an-intelligence-contest/.

Harknett, Richard J. “The Strategic Importance of Cyber Persistence.” In Bled Strategic Times, 12–13. Bled, Slovenia: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Slovenia, 2020. https://bledstrategicforum.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/BSF-Times-2020.pdf.

Work, JD, and Richard Harknett. “Troubled Vision: Understanding Recent Israeli–Iranian Offensive Cyber Exchanges.” Atlantic Council, July 22, 2020. https://www.atlanticcouncil.org/in-depth-research-reports/issue-brief/troubled-vision-understanding-israeli-iranian-offensive-cyber-exchanges/.

Hamman, Seth T, Jelena Vićić, Jack Mewhirter, Philip White, and Richard J Harknett. “Deciphering Cyber Operations: The Use of Methods and Simulations for Studying Military Concepts in Cyberspace.” The Cyber Defense Review 5, no. 1 (Spring 2020): 135–50. https://cyberdefensereview.army.mil/Portals/6/CDR%20V5N1%20-%2009_Hamman_WEB.pdf.

Fischerkeller, Michael P., Richard J. Harknett, and Jelena Vicic. “The Limits of Deterrence and the Need for Persistence.” In The Cyber Deterrence Problem, edited by Aaron F. Brantly, 21–38. United Kingdom: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2020. https://rowman.com/ISBN/9781786615640/The-Cyber-Deterrence-Problem

Harknett, Richard J. “Progress Is the Promise in National Cybersecurity Strategy.” Lawfare, March 23, 2020. https://www.lawfareblog.com/progress-promise-national-cybersecurity-strategy.

Harknett, Richard J., and Max Smeets. “Cyber Campaigns and Strategic Outcomes.” Journal of Strategic Studies, March 4, 2020. doi:10.1080/01402390.2020.1732354.

Fischerkeller, Michael P., and Richard J. Harknett. “Persistent Engagement and Cost Imposition: Distinguishing Between Cause and Effect.” Lawfare, February 6, 2020. https://www.lawfareblog.com/persistent-engagement-and-cost-imposition-distinguishing-between-cause-and-effect.

“Red Team Member Review Analysis.” US Cyber Solarium Commission Draft Report. US Cyber Solarium Commission, January 3, 2020. https://www.solarium.gov/report.

Fischerkeller, Michael P., and Richard J. Harknett. “A Response on Persistent Engagement and Agreed Competition.” Lawfare, June 27, 2019. https://www.lawfareblog.com/response-persistent-engagement-and-agreed-competition.

Fischerkeller, Michael P., and Richard J. Harknett. “Through Persistent Engagement, the U.S. Can Influence ‘Agreed Competition.’” Lawfare, April 15, 2019. https://www.lawfareblog.com/through-persistent-engagement-us-can-influence-agreed-competition.

Fischerkeller, Michael P., and Richard J. Harknett. “What Is Agreed Competition in Cyberspace?” Lawfare, February 19, 2019. https://www.lawfareblog.com/what-agreed-competition-cyberspace.

Fischerkeller, Michael P., and Richard J. Harknett. “Persistent Engagement, Agreed Competition, and Cyberspace Interaction Dynamics and Escalation.” The Cyber Defense Review, 2019, 267–87. https://www.jstor.org/stable/26846132.

Harknett, Richard J. Cyberspace as a Strategic Environment. National Security Archive, 2019. https://youtu.be/tA1Uixj44ic.

Media

Book Launch: Cyber Persistence Theory, Rethinking National Security in Cyberspace. Washington, D.C: Center for Strategic & International Studies, 2022. https://www.csis.org/events/book-launch-cyber-persistence-theory-rethinking-national-security-cyberspace.

Dave Aitel. Book Review: Cyber Persistence Theory. Video, 2022. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tSZ497sE8b0

Koenig, Angela. “UC Launches School for Public and International Affairs: SPIA.” UC News, April 20, 2022. https://www.uc.edu/news/articles/2022/04/uc-opens-new-school-of-public-and-international-affairs.html.

Christian, Paula. “UC Expert Urges Vigilance in Face of Possible Russian Cyberattacks.” WCPO, March 2, 2022. https://www.wcpo.com/news/local-news/i-team/uc-expert-urges-vigilance-in-face-of-possible-russian-cyberattacks.

Hill, Michael. “Wiper Malware Targets Ukraine as Military Conflict Extends into Cyberspace.” CSO Online, February 28, 2022. https://www.csoonline.com/article/3651532/wiper-malware-targets-ukraine-as-military-conflict-extends-into-cyberspace.html.

Styles, Jasmine. “Speed of Information from Ukraine Invasion ‘Unprecedented.’” WCPO ABC Cincinnati, February 28, 2022. https://www.wcpo.com/news/world/videos-photos-of-russias-invasion-of-ukraine-spreading-at-unprecedented-speeds-in-human-history.

WKRC, Christian Hauser. “Security Expert Warns Local Companies Must Be Vigilant amid Cyberattacks Related to Russia.” WKRC, February 23, 2022. https://local12.com/news/local/security-expert-warns-local-companies-must-be-vigilant-amid-cyberattacks-related-to-russia-cincinnati-local-12-wkrc-tristate-ohio-kentucky-indiana-cyber-security-colonial-pipeline-supply-chain.

Grobe, Anna Mulrine. “With Russian Hackers in Mind, NATO Takes Hard Look at Cyber Strategy.” Christian Science Monitor, February 2, 2022. https://www.csmonitor.com/World/Europe/2022/0202/With-Russian-hackers-in-mind-NATO-takes-hard-look-at-cyber-strategy.

Shaner, Kyle. “UC Partners with U.S. Cyber Command.” UC News, February 1, 2022. https://www.uc.edu/news/articles/2022/01/uc-partners-with-us-cyber-command.html.

U. S. Cyber Command Public Affairs. “CYBERCOM Announces Academic Engagement Network Partners.” U.S. Cyber Command, January 5, 2022. https://www.cybercom.mil/Media/News/Article/2889614/cybercom-announces-academic-engagement-network-partners/.

Krans, Brian. “The Big Business of Medical Misinformation.” Healthline, October 22, 2021. https://www.healthline.com/health-news/the-big-business-of-medical-misinformation.

Times, The Manila. “PH Govt, Univ Officials Participate in US-Led Cybersecurity Workshop.” The Manila Times, August 12, 2021. https://www.manilatimes.net/2021/08/12/campus-press/ph-govt-univ-officials-participate-in-us-led-cybersecurity-workshop/1810592.

Fisher, Max. “Constant but Camouflaged, Flurry of Cyberattacks Offers Glimpse of New Era.” The New York Times, July 20, 2021, sec. The Interpreter. https://www.nytimes.com/2021/07/20/world/global-cyberattacks.html?referringSource=articleShare.

Lobo-Fernandes, Luis. “Presidência Portuguesa do Conselho da UE: Um breve balanço da frente externa | Opinião | PÚBLICO.” Publico.pt, July 15, 2021. https://www.publico.pt/2021/07/15/opiniao/opiniao/presidencia-portuguesa-conselho-ue-breve-balanco-frente-externa-1970527.

Koenig, Angela. “Faculty Awards 2021: Richard Harknett.” UC News, April 6, 2021. https://www.uc.edu/news/articles/2021/03/uc-faculty-awards--richard-harknett.html.

Bach, John. “UC Joins National CyberCorps to Defend America’s Cyberspace.” UC News, February 11, 2021. https://www.uc.edu/news/articles/2021/02/uc-receives-4m-nsf-grant-to-prep-students-to-defend-americas-cyberspace.html.

Thompson, Ann. “How To Rebuild Trust In Democracy In The Digital Age.” Cincinnati Public Radio_WVXU 91.7, January 15, 2021. https://www.wvxu.org/post/how-rebuild-trust-democracy-digital-age.

Office of Research, University of Cincinnati. “Findings Staff Report.” Office of Research News, UC, January 11, 2021. https://research.uc.edu/news/2021/01/11/’these-awardees-represent-the-best-of-the-best.

Harknett, Richard J. Expert intervew: Richard Harknett. Interview by Steven Bowcut. Website: cybersecurityguide.org, November 2020. https://cybersecurityguide.org/expert-interviews/richard-harknett/.

Whitsett, Adrian. “Fact Check Friday: How Disinformation Campaigns Reduce Trust in Election.” WCPO, November 6, 2020. https://www.wcpo.com/news/election-2020/fact-check-friday-how-disinformation-campaigns-reduce-trust-in-election.

Thompson, Ann. “Understanding Why Some Say China’s Internet Model Should Be Stoppped.” News. Cincinnati Public Radio_WVXU91.7, November 2, 2020. https://www.wvxu.org/post/understanding-why-some-say-chinas-internet-model-should-be-stoppped.

Reader, Ruth. “Mistrust of Public Officials May Help Election Day Misinformation Spread.” Fast Company, October 31, 2020. https://www.fastcompany.com/90570746/debunking-by-secretaries-of-state-is-hard-but-prebunking-could-help.

Koenig, Angela. “Study Tests Whether Election Truths Can Combat Lies.” News. UC News, October 28, 2020. https://uc.edu/news/articles/2020/10/n20958682.html.

Koesters, Matt. “UC Hosts Virtual Cybersecurity Education Symposium.” UC News, October 20, 2020. https://uc.edu/news/articles/2020/10/n20954956.html.

Koenig, Angela. “UC Answers: What Are UC Experts Doing to Ensure Safe Elections?” UC News, September 1, 2020. https://uc.edu/news/articles/2020/08/n20942046.html.

DiTirro, Tessa. “Protecting Your Vote: UC Surveying Voters on Cyber Threats, Misinformation.” Video. WKRC - Local 12, July 29, 2020. https://local12.com/news/local/protecting-your-vote-uc-surveying-voters-on-cyber-threats-misinformation-cincinnati.

Koenig, Angela. “Cybersecurity Experts Researching Digital Interference in November Elections- UC Researchers on Alert: Digital Age Has Potential to Influence the Election Process and Outcomes.” UC News, July 27, 2020. https://uc.edu/news/articles/2020/07/n20931882.html.

Bowling, Anne. “UC Cybersecurity Research Inspires Congressional Action.” UC News, July 21, 2020. https://uc.edu/news/articles/2020/07/n20932698.html.

Seward, Larry. “Experts at UC Battling Election Cyberattacks.” University of Cincinnati: WCPO Cincinnati, Channel 9, July 1, 2020. https://news.yahoo.com/experts-uc-battling-election-cyberattacks-212313445.html.

Ignatius, David. “Opinion | The Most Damaging Part of Trump’s Response to the Mueller Report.” Washington Post, May 30, 2019. https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/america-has-gone-to-cyberwar/2019/05/30/7a1b25c0-8311-11e9-933d-7501070ee669_story.html.