The New York Times: Constant but camouflaged, flurry of cyberattacks

UC political scientist Richard Harknett cited as expert in new kind of warfare

In a New York Times article, policy experts say cyberattacks are a new normal of continuous, government-linked hacking that may now be a permanent feature of the global order.

Described as an extension of espionage, cyberattacks such as hacking private industry and government databases are a burgeoning frontier, with no certain terms of engagement or boundaries.

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Richard J. Harknett is professor and head of the University of Cincinnati’s Department of Political Science, chair of UC’s Center for Cyber Strategy and Policy and co-director of the Ohio Cyber Range Institute.

Professor Richard Harknett, chair of UC’s Department of Political Science, states in the article that these attacks are a “competitive interaction within those boundaries, rather than spiraling escalation to new levels of conflict.”

Harknett has authored more than 60 publications in the areas of international relations theory, security and cyber security studies. He served as Scholar-in-Residence at U.S. Cyber Command and National Security Agency in 2016 and continues in an advisory role. Harknett has briefed on Capitol Hill with U.S. government agencies and has presented in 11 countries and made over 100 media appearances.

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