Author Biography

Chad M. Briggs, Ph.D. is Principal Consultant at Global Interconnections LLC, and on the Global Security Studies faculty at Johns Hopkins University's Krieger School for Advanced Studies. He is an executive member of the Global Military Advisory Council on Climate Change (GMACCC), was previously at RIT-Kosovo, and was the Minerva Professor and Chair of Energy and Environmental Security at Air University (USAF). Briggs has worked on cyber and infrastructure protection in Ukraine with USAF, NATO and the EU, including working since 2014 on advising Ukrainian security experts and officials on irregular/hybrid warfare and information operations. Dr. Yuriy Danyk, Major General (ret.), has authored 16 monographs, 8 textbooks, more than 370 articles and patents. He is an expert in the field of national security and defense, strategy, information and cyber security, the use of high-tech systems for defense, the organization and implementation of training (education) and research in these areas. General Danyk worked as Rector of S.Korolov Zhytomyr Military Institute, Head of Educational and Scientific Center for High Technologies, and Rector of Institute of Information Technologies of the National Defense University of Ukraine. Now MGen Danyk is a professor of the National Technical University of Ukraine "Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute". Danyk is a combat veteran in Ukraine, and has experience in applying advanced defense technologies and high-tech systems in the conditions of modern warfare.



Subject Area Keywords

Asymmetric warfare, Cybersecurity, Globalization and global change, Identity, Information operations, International security, Irregular warfare, Nonstate actors, Psychology, Russia


Concepts of cognitive warfare and operations are explored in the context of hybrid warfare, including how cyber technologies promote greater asymmetric opportunities for influence, control, and undermining of one’s adversary. Research areas are analyzed in the interconnection with hybrid cognitive operations. The purpose of the article is to study the features and theoretical and applied substantiation of cognitive actions in cyberspace and through cyberspace and their possible consequences within the framework of hybrid conflicts.


The views expressed by the authors are their own, and do not necessarily represent the official policies of the United States or Ukrainian governments.