Rid’s most recent book, Rise of the Machines(2016), tells the sweeping story of how cybernetics, a late-1940s theory of machines, came to incite anarchy and war (translated into Chinese, Russian, German, Japanese, and Turkish). His 2015 article “Attributing Cyber Attacks” was designed to explain, guide, and improve the identification of network breaches (Journal of Strategic Studies 2015). In 2013 he published the widely-read book Cyber War Will Not Take Place. Rid testified on information security in front of the US Senate Select Committee on Intelligence as well as in the German Bundestag and the UK Parliament.
From 2011 to 2016, Rid was a professor in the Department of War Studies at King’s College London. Between 2003 and 2010, he worked at major think tanks in Berlin, Paris, Jerusalem, and Washington, DC. Rid holds a Ph.D. from Humboldt University in Berlin.
As director of the first of its kind B.S. in cyber-security engineering program at Mason, Peggy Brouse is passionate about building a new breed of cyber-security professional. As the nature of cyber threats has grown, the demand for timely response and effective action has built the groundwork for a discipline of anticipatory action and security design. The future of cyber-resilience relies on products designed to resist cyber attack. Engineers who graduate from Mason’s cyber-security will be prepared to work on teams who develop new technologies designed to safeguard vital systems and data. Brouse’s career in researching requirements engineering, decision support, and process improvement, along with her expertise in engineering education has uniquely equipped her to direct the course of this pioneer program.
Ben Buchanan - Faculty Roundtable Speaker
Ben Buchanan is a Postdoctoral Fellow at Harvard University’s Cyber security Project at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, where he conducts research on the intersection of cyber security and statecraft. His first book, The Cybersecurity Dilemma, was published by Oxford University Press in 2017. Previously, he has written on artificial intelligence, attributing cyber attacks, deterrence in cyber operations, cryptography, election cyber security, and the spread of malicious code between nations and non-state actors. He received his Ph.D. in War Studies from King’s College London, where he was a Marshall Scholar, and earned masters and undergraduate degrees from Georgetown University.
Tom Dukes - Faculty Roundtable Speaker
Thomas (Tom) Dukes is an adjunct lecturer at the University of Virginia School of Law (where he teaches Cyber Law and Policy – Law 9221), and also at the University of Virginia Batten School of Public Policy & Leadership (where he will teach a new Cybersecurity Policy class in Spring 2018). He has served as the U.S. Secretary of State’s Deputy Coordinator for Cyber Issues (2011-2016), as a Senior Trial Counsel for the U.S. Department of Justice’s Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section (2005-2011), as a national security counsel for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Office of General Counsel (2004), and as an active duty U.S. Air Force Judge Advocate (1994-2004). In his military career, Tom served in numerous roles, including Special Assistant to the U.S. Department of Defense General Counsel, cyber operations lawyer for 24th Air Force, circuit trial counsel and military trial judge. Colonel Dukes continues to serve in the U.S. Air Force Reserve and the Virginia Air National Guard, where he is the Commonwealth’s senior Judge Advocate. Tom is a graduate of the Air War College (2011), the University of Virginia School of Law (1994), and the University of Maine at Farmington (1990).
Dave Raymond - Faculty Roundtable Speaker
David Raymond, Ph. D. serves as Director of the Virginia Cyber Range and Deputy Director of Virginia Tech’s IT Security Office and Lab. He also teaches courses on networking and cyber security in the Virginia Tech Masters of Information Technology program. David previously served on the faculty at West Point where he was an Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and Director of Education Research in the Army Cyber Institute, an Army-level research and outreach center. He is co-author of On Cyber: Toward an Operational Art for Cyber Conflict and has published over 25 journal and conference papers in the areas of cyber operations, information assurance, secure wireless protocols, and online privacy. David speaks regularly at industry and academic conferences, to include Black Hat USA, RSA, Shmoocon, and the NATO Conference on Cyber Conflict.