UCI CPRI & Atlantic Council:<br>Invitation to Participate

UCI CPRI & Atlantic Council:
Invitation to Participate

Crisis Dynamics and Cyber Statecraft: Simulating Cross-National Perspectives

September 25, 2018
Donald Bren Hall, UCI Campus
Space is limited for this event.*

The UC Irvine Cybersecurity Policy & Research Institute (CPRI) is proud to announce – in partnership with the Atlantic Council and the Marine Corps University Foundation – a 1/2-day crisis simulation exercise critical to increase understanding, by governments, police forces, and businesses, of how states use offensive cyber capabilities, alongside more traditional instruments of statecraft, to manage crises and further their national interests. For businesses, this exercise will enhance understanding of how nation-state cyberwarfare may affect them. All attendees will be able to participate – through scenario focus groups – in the decision-making process and outcome.

Scenario: During this morning event, our facilitator will conduct a crisis simulation in which one nation may be conducting a cyber attack against a rival nation, and will examine how the national government leadership, police forces, and businesses might behave – and be affected – by such an escalating series of events. Unfortunately, this type of crisis is all too plausible today and for the foreseeable future.

The event will begin with brief opening remarks from CPRI Executive Director Bryan Cunningham , covering the Fall 2018 expansion and enhanced mission of CPRI. Following these remarks, Professor Brandon Valeriano, Donald Bren Chair of Armed Politics at the United States Marine Corps University, will lead attendees in the simulation.

This unique simulation builds on input from corporate partners, including JP Morgan Chase. All participants will receive the final report, comprising insights from this and multiple additional exercises in other locations. Your insights will be instrumental in facilitating research findings regarding the nature of crisis behavior in the age of digital conflict.

What: Participatory Cyber “War Game,” including breakfast

When: September 25, 2018

Where: Room 6011, Donald Bren Hall, UCI Campus

How: Send E-mail to Register:

Who: First 150 to Register


Special thanks to the Atlantic Council, the Marine Corps University Foundation, and the Donald Bren School of Information and Computer Sciences for making this event possible.

*NOTE: Space is limited for this event. Please register today by email to Bryan Cunningham:

UCI-CPRI & Atlantic Council