The Center for Cyber Conflict Studies advances research, education and analysis on the strategic and operational challenges of cyberspace for the Department of the Navy.
Center for Cyber Conflict Studies (C3S) supports the broad educational objectives of the Naval War College through a variety of fora to inform mid-grade and senior officers and leaders in the Department of the Navy on the strategic and operational challenges of operations in the cyberspace domain.
Located at the U.S. Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island, as part of the Strategic and Operational Research Department within the Center for Naval Warfare Studies, the Center for Cyber Conflict Studies (C3S) is primarily a research institute dedicated to conducting detailed research and analysis on the complexity of cyberspace operations, opportunities and challenges.
Research focuses on four broad areas of inquiry, including:
Comparative cyber commands with a study of lessons emerging from differences in the creation and evolution of U.S. and allied cyber commands or their equivalents.
Implications of a future cyber “Westphalia” along with a continuing study of the systemic changes brought about by a cybered world and how those changes affect U.S. and allied assumptions and abilities to operate.
China and systemic cyberpower, focused on how China is using its cyber capabilities in combination with other elements of its national power to pursue its national interests.
Gaming systemic cybered conflict by identifying tools and techniques to create game-based simulations for research and classroom use that allow experimentation on and examination of emerging and future cyber-conflict scenarios.
Our experienced and renowned faculty has years of earned expertise across a wide range of naval and educational topics. To learn more, please use the link below to access the online directory.
Dr. Bundy served in the Navy for more than 30 years prior to returning to the Naval War College as a Center for Naval Warfare Studies (CNWS) faculty member. He has led warfighting concept development and advanced research projects that have been deployed in the Fleet and the Joint Force. Dr. Bundy created the initial concept of operations for Navy Ballistic Missile Defense, warfighting concepts for the Ohio Class Guided Missile Submarine and recently contributed to introduction of Distributed Lethal in the Navy. He has mentored more than 330 war college graduate research students.
Suzanne Freeman is a Research Associate in the Russia Maritime Studies Institute (RMSI). Her research interests center on Russian new generation warfare, Russian military reform, Russian strategic doctrine, and the oil and gas industry. Her current research projects focus on Russian strategic deterrence, and Russian operational concepts in the maritime domain.