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Scott Jasper, Ph.D.

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(831) 656-2913
Office Address:
Glasgow Hall, Room 301


Expertise: Defense Strategy, Hybrid Warfare, Cyber Security

Scott Jasper, CAPT, USN (ret) is a Lecturer at the Center for Civil-Military Relations and the National Security Affairs Department at the Naval Postgraduate School, specializing in defense capability development and cyber security.  Scott has published articles in Strategic Studies QuarterlySmall Wars JournalJournal of International Peacekeeping, The National Interest, The DiplomatDefense News Magazine, Joint Force Quarterly, Marine Corps Gazette, and the Partnership for Peace Consortium of Defense Academies quarterly journal Connections. He is the author of Strategic Cyber Deterrence: The Active Cyber Defense Option and editor of Conflict and Cooperation in the Global Commons, Securing Freedom in the Global Commons, and Transforming Defense Capabilities: New Approaches for International Security. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Reading, U.K. 

Teaching Interests:

Defense Capability Development

Hybrid Warfare

Cyber Security Policy and Practice

Recent Publications:

Russia’s Ultimate Weapon Might Be Cyber,” The National Interest, January 30, 2018. 

“Implementing Automated Cyber Defense,” United States Cybersecurity Magazine, Winter 2018. 

Russia and Ransomware: Stop the Act, Not the Actor,” The National Interest, November 20, 2017. 

Russia Sanctions Are Insufficient: Use Active Cyber Defense,” The Diplomat, August 5, 2017. 

Strategic Cyber Deterrence: The Active Cyber Defense Option, Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2017.

"Cyber Security," Section II Chapter, with James Wirtz, in The Palgrave Handbook of Security, Risk and Intelligence, Palgrave Publishers, 2017: 157-176.

"U.S. Cyber Threat Intelligence Sharing Frameworks," International Journal of Intelligence and CounterIntelligence, Vol. 30, Issue 1, November 2, 2017, 53-65.

"ISIS: An Adaptive Hybrid Threat in Transition," with Scott Moreland, Small Wars Journal, October 29, 2016.

"A Comprehensive Approach to Multidimensional Operations,"  with Scott Moreland, Journal of International Peacekeeping, Vol. 19, Issue 1-2, 2015.

"Deterring Malicious Behavior in Cyberspace," Strategic Studies Quarterly, Vol. 9, Issue 1, Spring 2015: 60-85.

"The Islamic State is a Hybrid Threat: Why Does that Matter?" with Scott Moreland, Small Wars Journal, December 1, 2014.  Listed in "Most Popular Articles."

“Cyberspace,” Chapter 22, in Handbook on Governance and Security, Edward Elgar Publishers, August 2014: 343-359. 

"Are US and Chinese Cyber Intrusions So Different?" The Diplomat, September 9, 2013.

"Embrace Cyber Executive Order," Op-Ed in Defense News, April 29, 2013.