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Michael Klipstein

Associate Research Scholar, Arnold A. Saltzman Institute of War and Peace Studies, Columbia University

Dr Michael Klipstein has worked on national cyber topics for over a decade, ranging from USCYBERCOM continuity of government networks, the National Security Agency hard targets, leading a Cyber National Mission Team, and building two Nation Cyber Protection Teams. Later, he created curricula for the Joint Staff for international partner nations in cyberspace, and was the Director of International Cybersecurity Policy for the National Security Council. Currently, Dr Klipstein continues to give back to the community by lecturing at Johns Hopkins University and speaking on Bloomberg radio and TV.

Content by Michael Klipstein


Collective cyber defence and attack: NATO’s Article 5 after the Ukraine conflict

The cyber side of conflict has become a prominent topic in recent years, and Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has made the discussion of this topic all the more relevant. In this commentary, Michael Klipstein and Tinatin Japaridze argue that NATO should consider and create policy for collective cyber defence, and potentially offense, under Article 5 of the NATO Charter.