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Senior Lecturer

Expertise: Defense Strategy, Hybrid Warfare, Cyber Policy

Scott Jasper, CAPT, USN (ret) is a Senior Lecturer at the National Security Affairs Department at the Naval Postgraduate School, specializing in defense strategy, hybrid warfare, and cyber policy. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Reading, U.K. He is the author of Russian Cyber Operations: Coding the Boundaries of Conflict (Georgetown University Press), Strategic Cyber Deterrence: The Active Cyber Defense Option (Rowman and Littlefield) and editor of Conflict and Cooperation in the Global Commons, Securing Freedom in the Global Commons, and Transforming Defense Capabilities: New Approaches for International Security.  Scott has published chapters in various handbooks related to cybersecurity and articles in Strategic Studies Quarterly, Signal Magazine, United States Cybersecurity Magazine, the International Journal of Intelligence and CounterIntelligence, The National Interest, Small Wars Journal, and The Diplomat, and blog posts for The Conversation, the Atlantic Council, The Foreign Policy Research Institute, and Council on Foreign Relations.  He has spoken on defense and cyber issues on national media outlets, like NPR, KCBS Radio SF, and The First TV, and provided commentary in international newspapers, such as The Los Angeles Times, Daily Express UK, French daily Libération, and S&P Global Market Intelligence.


Teaching Interests:

Defense Capability Development

Contemporary Conflict

Cyber Security Policy and Practice



Russian Cyber Operations: Coding the Boundaries of Conflict, Georgetown University Press, 2022.

Strategic Cyber Deterrence: The Active Cyber Defense Option, Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2017.

Conflict and Cooperation in the Global Commons, Georgetown University Press, 2012.

Securing Freedom in the Global Commons, Stanford University Press, 2010.

Transforming Defense Capabilities: New Approaches for International Security, Lynne Rienner, 2007.



“Resilience Against Hybrid Threats: Empowered by Emerging Technologies: A Study Based on Russian Invasion of Ukraine,” Chapter, in Handbook for Management of Threats, Springer Press, October 2023: 209-226.

“Concepts and Minds: Cyber Power in Russia and the United States,” Chapter 6, in Strategy Matters: Essays in Honor of Colin S. Gray, Air University Press, August 2022: 137-156.

"Russian Hybrid Warfare in Ukraine," The National Interest, October 07, 2022.

"AI-Enabled Cyber Operations,” United States Cybersecurity Magazine, Fall 2022.

"Restraining Russian Ransomware," Foreign Policy Research Institute, August 25, 2022.

"The Risk of Russian Cyber Retaliation for the United States Sending Rockets to Ukraine," Council on Foreign Relations, June 15, 2022.

“The 5x5 – Russia’s cyber statecraft,” featured at Atlantic Council, Cyber Statecraft Initiative, March 21, 2022.

"How much damage could a Russian cyberattack do in the US?," The Conversation, February 25, 2022.

How the Biden administration is making gains in an uphill battle against Russian hackers,” The Conversation, January 21, 2022.

Mosaic Warfare Networks Can Serve Naval Expeditionary Forces,” Signal Magazine, with MSgt Hollingshead, January 1, 2022.

"Biden Orders Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR) Initiative,” United States Cybersecurity Magazine, Fall 2021.

"Assessing Russia’s role and responsibility in the Colonial Pipeline attack,” New Atlanticist (blog for the Atlantic Council), June 1, 2021.

The Right Response to SolarWinds,” Net Politics (blog for Council on Foreign Relations), February 8, 2021.

Why Foreign Election Interference Fizzled in 2020,” New Atlanticist (blog for the Atlantic Council), November 23, 2020.

"Data Correlation for National Resilience," United States Cybersecurity Magazine, Fall 2020.

"Will Russia Influence the American Vote?" The Conversation, October 29, 2020. 

"To Secure the Election: Tame the Russian Bear in Cyberspace." Net Politics (blog for Council of Foreign Relations), July 13, 2020. 

"Russian Hybrid Warfare: Resurgence and Politicisation," Book Review, Small Wars & Insurgencies, Volume 30, Issue 2, May 28, 2019: 482-484.

"North Korea's Cyberspace Aggression," Book Review, International Journal of Intelligence and CounterIntelligence 32, no. 1, March 4, 2019: 194-198. 

Russia’s Ultimate Weapon Might Be Cyber,” The National Interest, January 30, 2018. 

Implementing Automated Cyber Defense,” United States Cybersecurity Magazine, Winter 2018. 

Russia and Ransomware: Stop the Act, Not the Actor,” The National Interest, November 20, 2017. 

Russia Sanctions Are Insufficient: Use Active Cyber Defense,” The Diplomat, August 5, 2017. 

"Cyber Security," Section II Chapter, with James Wirtz, in The Palgrave Handbook of Security, Risk and Intelligence. Palgrave Publishers, 2017: 157-176.

"U.S. Cyber Threat Intelligence Sharing Frameworks," International Journal of Intelligence and CounterIntelligence, Vol. 30, Issue 1, November 2, 2017, 53-65.

"ISIS: An Adaptive Hybrid Threat in Transition," with Scott Moreland, Small Wars Journal, October 29, 2016.

"A Comprehensive Approach to Multidimensional Operations,"  with Scott Moreland, Journal of International Peacekeeping, Vol. 19, Issue 1-2, 2015.

"Deterring Malicious Behavior in Cyberspace," Strategic Studies Quarterly, Vol. 9, Issue 1, Spring 2015: 60-85.

"The Islamic State is a Hybrid Threat: Why Does that Matter?" with Scott Moreland, Small Wars Journal, December 1, 2014.  Listed in "Most Popular Articles."

“Cyberspace,” Chapter 22, in Handbook on Governance and Security, Edward Elgar Publishers, August 2014: 343-359. 

"Are US and Chinese Cyber Intrusions So Different?The Diplomat, September 9, 2013.

"Embrace Cyber Executive Order," Op-Ed in Defense News, April 29, 2013.