Dr. Lior Tabansky

The School of Political Science Government and International Affairs
בית ספר למדעי המדינה, ממשל ויחב"ל עובד מחקר
Dr. Lior Tabansky
Phone: 03-6405302
Office: Naftali - Social Sciences, 417

​Head of research development, The Blavatnik Interdisciplinary Cyber Research Center, Tel Aviv University

​Head of research development, 
The Blavatnik Interdisciplinary Cyber Research Center, Tel Aviv University

Cyber power

Cybered conflict strategy and operations

Defense adaptation, military innovation, RMA

Cybersecurity: comparative analysis of national strategies 

Innovation Systems 


Selected publications

See my scholarly work at


Cybered Influence Operations: Towards a Scientific Research Agenda. Security Policy Library - The Norwegian Atlantic Comittee 2017, no. 2 (December 2017): 36.

Towards a Theory of Cyber Power: The Israeli Experience with Innovation and Strategy. NATO CCDCoE Conference on Cyber Conflict (CyCon16) proceedings, Tallinn, Estonia. Summer 2016

Critical Infrastructure Protection Policy: the Israeli Experience. Journal of Information Warfare, 12(3), 2013.

Does Cyberspace Promote Human Rights and Democracy? Applying Karl Popper's Scientific Method. International Journal of Science in Society, 4(4), 13-23, 2013.

Cybercrime: A National Security Issue? Military and Strategic Affairs, 4(3), 2012.

International Cooperation in Critical Infrastructure Protection Against Cyber Threats. Atlantic Voices, 2(9), 2012.

Basic Concepts in Cyber Warfare. Military and Strategic Affairs, 3(1), 2011.

Critical Infrastructure Protection from Cyber Threats. Military and Strategic Affairs, 3(2), 2011.

An Interdisciplinary Look at Security Challenges in the Information Age. With Ben Israel, I. Military and Strategic Affairs, 3(3), 2011.


Cybersecurity in Israel. Tabansky, L., & Ben Israel, I. (SpringerBriefs in Cybersecurity Series - Springer International Publishing). ISBN 978-3-319-18985-7, 2015.

Cybersecurity Challenges: The Israeli Water Sector Example. Chap. 9 in R. M. Clark & S. Hakim (Eds.), Cyber-physical Security: Protecting Critical Infrastructure at the State and Local Level. Springer Verlag, 2016.

Israel's Cyber Security Policy: Local Response to the Global Cybersecurity Risk. Chap. 21 in Handbook of Research on Civil Society and National Security in the Era of Cyber Warfare, edited by M. Hadji-Janev & M. Bogdanoski, 475-94. Hershey, PA, USA: IGI Global, 2016.

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