Lior Tabansky Tel Aviv University


Lior Tabansky

I am a scholar of cyber power at Tel Aviv University’s Blavatnik Interdisciplinary Cyber Research Center (TAU ICRC).

I offer a unique cybersecurity grasp, combining academic research in Security Studies, 15 years of IT-pro work and business consultancy experience in formulating cyber strategies in developed nations.​


Lior's doctoral dissertation "Explaining National Cyber Insecurity: A New Strategic Defense Adaptation Analytical Framework" (Tel Aviv University, School of Government and Politics, 2018) explains why even the most developed nations remain so exposed to destructive cyberattacks on strategic homeland targets by foreign states. The dissertation includes a comparative analysis of critical infrastructure protection and national cyber strategy of Singapore, Israel and the United States. The dissertation develops comparative international ‎cybersecurity analysis with Military Innovation theoretical framework.

“Cybersecurity in Israel,” Mr Tabansky's 2015 book co-authored with Professor Isaac Ben-Israel, is the first comprehensive "insider" account of decades of Israeli policy and operations. Moreover, the authors develop an original analysis of the roles grand strategy and innovation play in cybersecurity.
Lior Tabansky conducts two research projects on cyber power in Tel Aviv University’s Blavatnik Interdisciplinary Cyber Research Center:

  1. National Innovation Systems and cybersecurity capacity building
  2. Hostile Influence Operations via Social Media: Assessing the recent Western experience with pro-Russian influence.

Lior Tabansky holds an MA in in Security Studies from Tel Aviv University, and authored and published the Israeli ‎inaugural cybersecurity scholarship while at the Institute for National Security Studies ‎‎(INSS) think-tank in Tel Aviv. ‎

Lior Tabanskiy  Solutions to Cyber Influence Operations 2018

Cyberweek 2018:
Solutions to Cyber Influence Operations

Prof. Joseph S. Nye, University Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus and Former Dean - Kennedy School of Government, Harvard
Lior Tabansky, Blavatnik ICRC, Tel Aviv University
Prof. Martin Libicki, Professor - U.S. Naval Academy
Dr. Eviatar Matania, First and Former Director General - Israel National Cyber Directorate Moderator: Barbara Carfagna, Investigative Journalist and Anchorwoman - RAI TV
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