Cyber Pacific

Exploring cyber defense laws and policies with Indo-Pacific allies and partners



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What is this project?

The purpose of this project is threefold. Firstly, to identify the current legal and policy points of
friction hindering the effectiveness of combined cyber defense between the U.S. and Indo-
Pacific allies and partners. Secondly, to compare and contrast the different ways that the US
and Indo-Pacific allies and partners are organizing and empowering their defensive cyber
military forces. Lastly, to clarify the threats emanating from cyberspace that the US and Indo-
Pacific allies and partners are facing. The ultimate goal of this research is to contribute to
greater awareness and effectiveness of allied and partnered military cyber defensive practices
in the Indo-Pacific theater by producing viable policy recommendations.

Task Team Leader: Kevin Lentz

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Michael Mosser

History of this Project

Cyber Pacific is an extension of a Spring 2022 project called Project Threatcasting conducted with the Army Cyber Institute at the United States Military Academy.

Goals for 2023-2024
  • Explore available data on state actor cyber operations in the Indo-Pacific targeting the U.S. and allies and partners.
  • Publish blog posts detailing our key findings.
  • Begin researching security policies and laws governing military operations in cyberspace for the U.S. and Indo-Pacific allies and partners.
  • Host a threatcasting workshop on the theme of our project in collaboration with the Army Cyber Institute
What students will learn
  • Cyber Policy Expertise – With assistance from the Strauss Center, you will gain deep expertise on current trends in the world of cyber security and technology
  • China, Taiwan, and Japan Expertise – American interest in the Western Pacific is at historically high levels, and will only grow over the years. Get ahead of the curve by learning about key actors in the new center of global affairs.
  • Policy Writing and Communication – Students will have the chance to polish public facing policy writing skills in a supportive environment
  • Threatcasting – learn about a foresight analysis method used by security and industrial professionals across the world

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