Cyber-Energy Infrastructure Vulnerabilities in the Hybrid Warfare Environment: Some DoD Mitigation Efforts

Publication Type:

Journal Article


Information & Security: An International Journal, Volume 39, Issue 2, p.163-174 (2018)


Critical Infrastructure, cyber-energy nexus, hybrid warfare, Interagency, international cooperation, joint mission assurance assessments, non-linear warfare, operational energy context


The energy sector has long been recognized as critical infrastructure, particularly vulnerable to external penetration and manipulation by hostile elements. The cyber-energy nexus was chosen as the case study for this article. It highlights the growing vulnerabilities of the energy infrastructure to cyber threats and aims to move forward dialogue, mainly from the perspective of the US Department of Defense (DoD), on protecting DoD energy infrastructure from a variety of hybrid tools.