Research Scientist, MIT Computer Science & Artificial Intelligence Laboratory
Escalation Control in Cyber Conflict
Strategic thinking analogous to that which underpinned Cold War nuclear strategy needs to be developed and applied to cyber conflict. And a shared understanding among the major powers can limit the cyber dimension's potentially destabilising impact on political, military and economic competition. The talk will discuss a framework for analysis of low-intensity cyber conflicts, management of escalation via cross domain responses and suggest possible norms for reducing instability. It will include review of some recent dialogues with Russian and Chinese cyber experts which have driven development of these concepts of cyber conflict and cooperation.