Fiddner to Organize Roundtables on Defining and Understanding Cyberspace

Posted on 6/20/2013 3:23:58 PM

Mac Fiddner, Department of Political Science, has been awarded a $20,000 grant by the IBM Center for the Business of Government to organize two expert roundtables at IUP on “Decision Making Implications of Defining and Understanding Cyberspace.”

The roundtables will bring together interdisciplinary experts to define and delineate cyberspace in order to understand the security challenges it poses now that cyberwar is a reality (Estonia, Georgia, and Stuxnet). Experts will also consider relationships between the cyberspace domain and traditional security domains and the extent strategic concepts from the latter apply in the former. Only better knowledge of the cyber domain and its role in the strategic environment will allow decision makers to manage inherent uncertainty of decision making in cyberspace by identifying different strategic options which could lead to more sophisticated anticipation and better nuanced, acceptable cost-benefit responses.

Department of Political Science