I am a research scholar at the Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity and the Berkeley Risk and Security Lab (joint appointment) University of California Berkeley. I am also a senior adjunct research fellow at the Centre of Excellence for National Security (CENS) at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU).
Previously I was a Fulbright Cybersecurity postdoctoral fellow at the Center for International Security and Cooperation (CISAC) at Stanford University.
I completed my doctoral studies within the excellence program of the School of Political Science, Government and International Relations at Tel Aviv University, and I hold M.A. (magna cum laude) in Security Studies from Tel Aviv University.
My research focuses on governmental decision-making during cyberattacks and strategic attribution-related policy. I work at the intersection of Cyber and International Relations, examining under what circumstances governments choose public disclosure of attacks or secrecy. Within my doctoral research, I developed a pioneering analytical model that allows decision-makers to predict their adversary’s response, supported by an original coded database of cyberattacks.
My research interests encompass various aspects of cyber warfare and covert actions, including the impact of technology on national security, cyber and national security, the role of Intelligence agencies in cyberattacks, cyber threats to space systems, and how states act during cyberconflict.
In addition to academic research, I serve as a consultant to governments, corporations and international organizations. I also give specialized knowledge-based talks and presentations on strategic cyber issues to agencies, companies, groups and individuals, customized from field levels up to the top echelon.
Previously, I served as the Head of the Cyber & Space research group at the Yuval Ne’eman Workshop for Science, Technology and Security, and research fellow at the Blavatnik Interdisciplinary Cyber Research Center (ICRC), both at Tel Aviv University.
I also held cyber intelligence positions within Israel’s National Information Security Authority.