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Date of Graduation
Bachelor of Arts (BA)
Department of Political Science
Jon W. Keller
Yi X. Yang
Keith A. Grant
This thesis identifies the predictors needed to anticipate a rise in a state’s national cyber power. Historically, national power measurements provide solid starting points but are not sufficient to rely on when assessing modern cyber power. Because of various factors such as an increase in globalization and reliance upon intelligence, factors that were once of paramount importance are now obsolete, and factors that had not been considered are now extremely important. By identifying the factors that matter most in predicting a rise in cyber power, future researchers have the tools to create a sophisticated metric by which to rank anticipated cyber development, and policymakers can use the information to develop a strategy to optimize efficiency in a domain necessary for national security.
Bowman, Carter, "What are the predictors of cyber power" (2021). Senior Honors Projects, 2020-current. 123.