Brandon Valeriano is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Politics and Global Security at the University of Glasgow. Ryan C. Maness is Visiting Fellow of Security and Resilience Studies at Northeastern University.
Why haven't more cyber wars occurred? Valeriano and Maness present theory and evidence to show why states exercise cyber restraint. Their book is a healthy corrective to the usual hype. --Joseph S. Nye, Jr., Harvard University and author of The Future of Power An important contribution to international relations theory and analysis. A path-breaking empirical work. --Nazli Choucri, Professor of Political Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Most books that touch on theories of cyber power are stuck in either the mire of technical realities or zoom in the other direction, into the stratosphere of 'battles' over cognition and perception. Neither is very relevant for understanding actual conflict between nations. With Cyber War versus Cyber Realities, Valeriano and Maness have a rare gem, a book rooted in a deep analysis of the true realities of cyber conflict from which they draw both lessons and theories with real relevance in national capitals. --Jay Healey, Director of the Cyber Statecraft Initiative, The Atlantic Council Valeriano and Maness have provided scholars with an impressive starting point that contributes towards greater understanding of the cyber security threat landscape as well as the prospect of a less threatening cyber future. --Francis C. Domingo, De La Salle University and the University of Nottingham, Journal of Information and Technology Cyber War Versus Cyber Realities is a groundbreaking empirical work and a necessary read for scholars focusing on cyber conflict and people generally interested in international relations. -- lJournal of Information Technology & Politics Overall...the book is an essential contribution to the cyber security literature, and one that substantially advances the debate about the impact of cyber war as a term of reference and an empirical reality. --Joe Burton, lH-Net Reviews Overall, this book provides a new perspective on cyber conflict, countering the media hype of impending Cyber Pearl Harbors or Cyber 9/11s. Further, it offers one of the first viable attempts to quantify the impact of cyber actions, and presents facts and evidence to support their theories. As such, [the authors] build a strong case for cyber policy based on moderation versus worst-case scenarios. -- lSmall Wars & Insurgencies