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Paul Davis to teach Cyber Terrorism and Intelligence

The Institute of World Politics is pleased to welcome a new adjunct faculty member, Mr. Paul M. Davis. Beginning this fall, Professor Davis will be teaching Cyber Terrorism and Intelligence (IWP 692), a course aimed at providing students with a sound understanding of cyber terrorism.

About the Cyber Terrorism and Intelligence course

This course will address motive, means, and opportunity as it applies to the use of cyber to cause terror and undermine national security. Additionally, the course will cover collections and cyber tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTPs) used by cyber terrorists.

Professor: Paul M. Davis

Mr. Paul Davis has experience in both strategic and tactical political/military analysis that has spanned from the Cold War to the current upheaval in the Middle East. Beginning as a Soviet analyst, he assessed tactical capabilities as well as senior political issues that arose within the politburo and the impact it had on U.S. doctrine. Following the collapse of the Soviet Union, Mr. Davis began to focus on analysis of North Korea, assessing its new tactics and technologies, including cyber operations. Later, he moved to the Middle East and transitioned his focus to the analysis of Iran, Syria, and Iraq.

Serving in the U.S. Army, Mr. Davis was the lead analyst for MNA-3 Syria/Lebanon and coordinated with the IC on military and political issues affecting the tasked countries in regional and international activities. From 2003 to 2005, he served as lead intelligence analyst with the DIA’s Iraq Division where he was responsible for Military and Political Intelligence production in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Mr. Davis received his B.A. from Kean College of New Jersey and his M.A. from the American Military University. He is the founder and president of JANUS Think, a consulting organization dedicated to supporting government contractors and commercial companies in business development and serves as vice president of government business development at SecureDAM, where he works on cyber security and cyber intelligence issues. Mr. Davis is also a senior research fellow at Soran University in Iraq where he works with the university to explain U.S. Government decisions and support research initiatives on relevant issues.

Elective Course Eligibility

Students may take this course as part of the following programs:

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