Thu, August 19, 2021

Statecraft and Cyberspace: Is the Best Cyber-Defense a Good Cyber-Offense?

Download the flyer

Join the U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center (USAHEC) on August 19, 2021 for a live, in-person lecture by Dr. Peter Campbell of Baylor University, as he presents his talk entitled, Statecraft and Cyberspace: Is the Best Cyber-Defense a Good Cyber-Offense? Doors open at 6:00PM and the lecture begins at 6:30PM. The lecture will be open to the public or can be viewed live-streamed online for free at

Seating is limited to 150 visitors. Guests without a COVID-19 vaccination must wear a mask. Online viewers can participate in the Q/A portion of the event by submitting questions via email or direct message on the USAHEC Facebook Page.

Dr. Peter Campbell will discuss the clear advantages of defensive over offensive cyber tactics and strategy, and how the power of the defense applies in cyberspace. According to Dr. Campbell, advocates of the cyber-offense do not appreciate the dangers of an offensive cyber strategy while underestimating the tactical, strategic, and political advantages of cyber-defense. These defensive insights can help the U.S. to develop a defensive cyber strategy, leveraging vital public/private partnerships for protection of critical infrastructure both at home and abroad.

Dr. Peter Campbell, Associate Professor of Political Science at Baylor University, studies international security and civil military relations, policy and strategy, insurgency and counterinsurgency, the just war tradition, military culture, and cyber warfare. Campbell earned his Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Notre Dame in 2014, is a recipient of the General and Mrs. Matthew B. Ridgway Military History Scholar Grant from the USAHEC, and participated in the 2018 U.S. Army War College National Security Seminar on Leadership Development. Dr. Campbell has authored several articles and books on military innovation and cyber security.