The Indigenous Approach

Cyber Strategy and Tactical Cyber Integration

March 4, 2021

Show Overview:
Col. Eric Kreitz, 1st Special Forces Command (Airborne)'s Director of Information Warfare sits down with Dr. Richard Harknett, one of the world's leading cybersecurity experts, and Maj.  Jay Kosturko, an Electronic Warfare Officer assigned to 1st SFC(A) to help frame how we should think about the cyber domain.

Col. Eric Kreitz is the Director of Information Warfare at 1st Special Forces Command (Airborne). He has more than 14 years in the PSYOP Regiment and has commanded at the Detachment and Battalion levels.

 Maj. Jay Kosturko is leading the effort for tactical cyber integration at 1st Special Forces Command (Airborne).

Dr. Richard Harknett is a Professor and the Department Head of the Political Science Department at the University of Cincinnati, where he's also the Co-Director of the Ohio Cyber Range Institute and Chair of the University’s Center for Cyber Strategy and Policy. Previously, he served as a Fulbright Scholar in Cyber Studies at Oxford University and as the inaugural Scholar-in-Residence at US Cyber Command and the National Security Agency.

Jay Kosturko’s Resource list: - NPR's podcast on the art of the possible in cyber. - Collection of daily / weekly cyber news podcasts.  Particularly recommend "Hacking Humans" By Joe Carrigan of JHU. - Collection of free introductory tech tutorials by SANS.  - Learn cyber offensive principles and techniques through puzzles and challenges. - Intentionally vulnerable online machines to learn basic-intermediate.  Requires users to "hack in" to receive an invite code for an account. - Resources, challenges and a bug bounty program. - Army Cyber Institute's capture the flag competition.  This years is cancelled, last year's challenges are still available.


Dr. Harknett’s Resource List: - AUG 2020 Foreign Affairs article by GEN Nakasone -  Lawfare blog focused on policy 

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