Tel Aviv, Israel - Summer 2020 Course

view of the coast in Tel Aviv

IAFF 6186: Cyber Power and National Security

This is a graduate-level course focusing on the growth and impact of cyber power in national security strategy. This course is suitable for both students new to this topic as well as students with work or education background in cyber.

  • Info Session: November 7, 2019 at 6:30pm (tentative)
  • Pre-departure meetings at the Elliott School (tentative dates): TBD
  • Dates Abroad: May 31, 2020 - June 12, 2020
  • Destination: Tel Aviv, Israel
  • Instructor: Rhea Siers
  • Application Deadline: December 1, 2019
  • Commitment (Deposit) Deadline: December 15, 2019

Using Israel as a case study, this class will examine how the cyber domain has impacted national security priorities, strategy and planning. The course will also focus on the role of cyber in conflict, including Israel’s “cold cyber conflict” with Iran.

Students will analyze how cyber technology has fueled the growth of Israel’s global security and economic relationships. A case study approach in a review of Israeli cyber deterrence and resilience.

Students will be offered a pre-departure component providing them an introduction to cyber issues and national security; no previous class is required. For students with previous experience, they will find this an excellent follow up to previous classes or
work experience in the area as they will have an opportunity to apply their cyber knowledge to an on-site case study.

The class includes excellent guest speakers, visits to cyber-related sites and three tours of important historic and strategic locations in Israel, including Jerusalem, the Northern Golan and Galilee regions, and the Dead Sea area in the south. This is the sixth year of this course in Tel Aviv, which has received outstanding evaluations from previous participants.

Questions? Please email [email protected]u.