Contact Robert Black

Background


Background:

Rob Black has worked in the field of Influence and Information Operations since 2003. As a Lecturer in Information Activities, he leads a series of modules on the UK MoD’s MSc in Cyber Operations, as well as supporting the UK Defence Cyber School in educating senior MoD Leaders about Warfare in the Information Age. He is on the Education and Scholarship pathway at Cranfield. 


His interests are focused on looking at the nexus of Cyber, intelligence and warfighting, exploring concepts such as the legality of cyber operations today and the role of Influence and Deception in the Information Age, in support of the National Cyber Deception Laboratory. Prior to joining Cranfield, Rob worked for DSTL exploring, building and developing Cyber Influence Capabilities and was involved in operational planning and delivery in support of the UK government’s and her international partners cyber operations.

Research opportunities

Suitable Masters / Consultancy Topics include:


Cyber operations; cyber defence; offensive cyber; intelligence and covert action; warfare in the information age; information manoeuvre and information advantage; deception. 


Current activities

My current interests include:


Deputy Director of National Cyber Deception Laboratory

Deputy Director of Cyber 9/12 UK Strategy Challenge

Lecturer and Module Lead on classified Cyberspace Operations MSc

Additional Support to Defence Cyber School 


As well as thematic interests in the following areas:



Cyber operations; cyber defence; offensive cyber; intelligence and covert action; warfare in the information age; information manoeuvre and information advantage; deception. 

Clients

UK MoD

wider UK government

Publications

Conference Papers