From STUXNET to ISIS: Exploring Cyber-Conflicts in the Middle-East

Dr. Amit Sheniak, Dr. Daniel Sobelman
Over the past academic year, Dr. Amit Sheniak of the Truman and Davis Institutes and the Hebrew University cybersecurity research center, and Dr. Daniel Sobelman of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem's Department of International Relations, gathered an inter-disciplinary group of academics to establish a working group on cyber-conflicts in the Middle East. In the coming two years the group will set up a unique open-source database, consisting of all major cyber-events that have already occurred in the Middle East. The group plans to harness the  database in the service of academic publications on the rising topic of cyber-conflict in different regional and national contexts.