Cyberspace operations as multiplier power in asymmetric conflict

Arwin Datumaya Wahyudi Sumari, Dadang Gunawan, Firman Munthaha

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Abstract

This paper applies the existing theories of asymmetric conflict to answer the question why Cyberspace Operations in dynamics of asymmetric conflict can be successful. These dynamics of asymmetric conflict are compatible with the actors in cyber war whether state actors or non-state actors. Recent cyber war cases show that state actor has a role, which certainly also has cyber power. The use of cyberspace in asymmetric conflict also makes cyber war have different expected effect. In the past Arreguin-Toft has proposed strategic interaction theory which have expected effect model for predict asymmetric conflict outcomes. In this paper, the model will developed for predict cyber war outcomes. This research will explore the influence of Cyberspace Operations to asymmetric conflict outcomes. Cyberspace Operations as part of Information Operation (IO) support in this paper identified as multiplier power, where IO has concept existed before as force multiplier. In conclusion, this paper propose a new model from the influence of Cyberspace Operations to asymmetric conflict called FDA model, which was developed from the strategic interaction theory by Ivan Arreguin-Toft.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication9th International Conference on Cyber Warfare and Security 2014, ICCWS 2014
EditorsSam Liles
PublisherAcademic Conferences Limited
Pages322-329
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9781632660626
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2014
Event9th International Conference on Cyber Warfare and Security 2014, ICCWS 2014 - West Lafayette, United States
Duration: 24 Mar 201425 Mar 2014

Publication series

Name9th International Conference on Cyber Warfare and Security 2014, ICCWS 2014

Conference

Conference9th International Conference on Cyber Warfare and Security 2014, ICCWS 2014
CountryUnited States
CityWest Lafayette
Period24/03/1425/03/14

Keywords

  • Asymmetric conflict
  • Cyber war
  • Cyberspace operations
  • FDA model
  • Strategic interaction theory

Cite this

Sumari, A. D. W., Gunawan, D., & Munthaha, F. (2014). Cyberspace operations as multiplier power in asymmetric conflict. In S. Liles (Ed.), 9th International Conference on Cyber Warfare and Security 2014, ICCWS 2014 (pp. 322-329). (9th International Conference on Cyber Warfare and Security 2014, ICCWS 2014). Academic Conferences Limited.