The Case for Cyber

By Jon Brickey, Jacob Cox, John Nelson and Gregory Conti

About the Authors

Lieutenant Colonel Jon Brickey is an Information Systems Officer and the Army Cyber Command Fellow at the Combating Terrorism Center, West Point. He holds a B.S. from West Point, an M.S. from the Naval Postgraduate School, and a Ph.D. from the University of Colorado Denver. He has held leadership positions in cyber-related programs at the National Security Agency, USNORTHCOM, and USARCENT.

Major Jacob Cox is a Telecommunications Engineering Officer and Information Technology Instructor for West Point’s Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. He holds an M.S. from Duke University and a B.S. from Clemson University. He has served in communication-related positions in U.S. Army Training Command and 2nd Infantry Division.   

Colonel John Nelson is a Signal Officer and an Academy Professor in the Department of English and Philosophy at West Point.  Colonel Nelson has a Ph.D. from the University of Washington, an M.A. from Oregon State University, and a B.S. from West Point.

Colonel Gregory Conti is a Military Intelligence Officer and Director of West Point's Cyber Research Center. He holds a Ph.D. from the Georgia Institute of Technology, an M.S. from Johns Hopkins University and B.S. from West Point. He has served as an advisor in US Cyber Command Commander’s Action Group (CAG), as Officer in Charge of US Cyber Command’s Expeditionary Cyber Support Element in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, and co-developed US Cyber Command’s Joint Advanced Cyber Warfare Course.