Episode 81 of the Irregular Warfare Podcast is our third installment of the IWI Project on Cyber where we look at how the Department of Defense handles Cyber policy and strategy.
Our guests take a holistic look at the nation’s different Cyber Policies and Strategy and how they apply to the department of defense. They then look at Cyber’s role in integrated deterrence and how this may be different from previous notions of deterrence. Finally they conclude with a discussion on the greater implications of how Cyber has impacted the War in Ukraine, the limitations of tactical Cyber, and what this means for Irregular Warfare practitioners in Great Power Competition. Since recording this episode, the Department of Defense has released this unclassified fact sheet to release information on the classified DoD Cyber Strategy.
Ms. Mieke Eoyang is the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Cyber Policy, where she is responsible for the establishment of DoD cyberspace policy and strategy, guiding DoD’s cyber activities, and managing key relationships across the U.S. government and its allies. Previously, she served as the Senior Vice President for the National Security Program at Third Way, leading their national security program and founding the Cyber Enforcement Initiative. Ms. Eoyang holds a Juris Doctor from the University of California, UC Hastings College of the Law and a Bachelor’s Degree from Wellesley College.
Dr. Erica D. Lonergan is an Assistant Professor in the Army Cyber Institute at West Point. She is also a Research Scholar in the Saltzman Institute of War and Peace Studies at Columbia University. Previously, Erica served as a Senior Director on the U.S. Cyberspace Solarium Commission. Erica also held an appointment as a Council on Foreign Relations International Affairs Fellow, with placement at JPMorgan Chase and US Cyber Command, and has served as an Assistant Professor and Executive Director of the Rupert H. Johnson Grand Strategy Program in the Department of Social Sciences at West Point. Erica received her PhD in Political Science from Columbia University. Her co-authored book, Escalation Dynamics in Cyberspace, was recently published with Oxford University Press.
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