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Dr. Thomas M. Chen is a professor in the College of Engineering at Swansea University, Swansea, United Kingdom. He has 22 years of research experience in academia and industry. Prior to joining Swansea University, he was an associate professor in electrical engineering at Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas, and a senior member of technical staff at GTE Research and Development Laboratories (now Verizon Labs), Waltham, Massachusetts. Dr. Chen has published widely on issues related to Internet security. His work has been supported by government agencies, such as the National Science Foundation and the Department of Homeland Security, and various companies, including Nortel Networks, Alcatel, and Sprint. He regularly collaborates with researchers in major security companies. Recently he has been involved in an interdisciplinary research project in cyber terrorism with colleagues in law and political science at Swansea University. Dr. Chen holds B.S. and M.S. degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from the University of California, Berkeley.

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SSI books and monographs by Dr. Thomas M. Chen

  • Cyberterrorism after STUXNET

    June 11, 2014

    Authored by Dr. Thomas M. Chen.
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    This monograph examines the threat of cyberterrorism before and after STUXNET by addressing questions of motive, means, and opportunity. STUXNET has not changed the near-term likelihood of cyberterrorism, which remains low, but has implications for the cost-benefit weights of future attacks.

  • An Assessment of the DoD Strategy for Operating in Cyberspace

    September 23, 2013

    Authored by Dr. Thomas M. Chen.
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    This monograph critically examines the Department of Defense Strategy for Operating in Cyberspace, which was published in July 2011. What are the messages conveyed, and is the Strategy adequate to maintain U.S. superiority in the face of existing and future cyber threats?