Effects Assessment for Targeting Decisions Support in Military Cyber Operations

E.C. Maathuis

Research output: ThesisDissertation (TU Delft)

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Cyber Warfare is perceived as a radical shift in the nature of warfare. It can represent a real alternative next to other types of Military Operations to achieve military and/or political goals in front of adversaries. To this end, Cyber Operations use specific technologies i.e. cyber weapons/capabilities/means. With a short but intense history of incidents/ events labelled as Cyber Operations or Cyber Warfare incidents, their potential and scale of impact has proven to cross geographical and digital borders. In this way, their effects are impacting not only their engaged targets, but also other collateral actors and systems, at local, national, regional, and global scale.
Original languageEnglish
Awarding Institution
  • Delft University of Technology
  • van den Berg, J., Supervisor
  • Pieters, W., Supervisor
Award date18 Sept 2020
Publication statusPublished - 2020


  • cyber security
  • cyber operations
  • cyber warfare
  • cyber weapons
  • artificial intelligence
  • intelligent systems
  • fuzzy logic
  • ontology
  • military operations
  • war
  • targeting
  • collateral damage
  • laws of war


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