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Forum Dvorah Experts

Gil Baram

National Security, Cyber Warfare, International Relations

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Gil Baram is the Head of the Cyber & Space research group at the Yuval Ne’eman Workshop for Science, Technology and Security, and research fellow at the Blavatnik Interdisciplinary Cyber Research Center (ICRC), both at Tel Aviv University. 

She is a Cybersecurity postdoctoral fellow at the Center for International Security and Cooperation (CISAC) at Stanford University, and adjunct research fellow at the Centre of Excellence for National Security (CENS) at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU).

Her research focuses on governmental decision making during cyberattacks and strategic attribution-related policy. She works at the intersection of Cyber and International Relations, examining under what circumstances governments choose public acknowledgment of attacks or secrecy. Within her doctoral research, she developed a pioneering analytical model that allows decision makers to predict their adversary’s response, supported by an original coded database of cyberattacks.
Gil's research interests encompass various aspects of cyber warfare and covert actions, including the impact of technology on national security, cyber and national security, the role of Intelligence agencies in cyberattacks, cyber threats to space systems, and how states act during cyberconflict.

In addition to academic research, she serves as a consultant to governments, corporations and international organizations. She also gives specialized knowledge-based talks and presentations on strategic cyber issues to agencies, companies, groups and individuals, customized from field levels up to the top echelon.

Previously, she held a cyber intelligence positions within Israel’s National Information Security Authority.
She completed her doctoral studies within the excellence program of the School of Political Science, Government and International Relations at Tel Aviv University, and hold an M.A. (magna cum laude) in Security Studies from Tel Aviv University.

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