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Centre for Cyber Warfare Research

CCWR is a recently created virtual think-tank dedicated to the development of cyber warfare doctrine in a 5GW context, tracking international developments and testing ideas through simulation (red teaming). Wherever possible, our findings will be made public.


The first open-source public project, now underway, is an annotated bibliography of cyber warfare material. This is intended to be an up-to-date, growing resource for practitioners, researchers and students. There have been a few attempts by individuals to create this type of publically available asset before but they have eventually become too demanding for any one person or small team. Other bibliographies are held by various government agencies and are not publically available.

Anyone can contribute to the bibliography. Unless you specifically request to the contrary, your name will be added to the list of contributors. After contributing 50 annotations, your name will be added to the named list of authors (for academic credit) AND… you get the hat to prove it.

Centre for Cyber Warfare Research Team Hat
Centre for Cyber Warfare Research Team Hat

Contributor FAQ

Q1. What style guide should I use?

A1. The American Psychological Association (APA) style guide.

Q2. What type of annotations are being used?

A2. This is what’s known as an analytical or critical annotated bibliography. It requires you to write 100-200 words in two to three paragraphs that summarise and critique the work. There are numerous examples available online or you can look at ones already added to the CCWR bibliography (This will go live soon).

Q3. How will I know I’m not duplicating the work of someone else?

A3. The aim is to moderate/edit and post new contributions within 24 hours of receipt so you can just check on this site before you start writing. In the event that two people send in a contribution on the same day, both will get credit for it.

Q4. Who has copyright of my contributions?

A4. It’s all open source but can’t be used commercially without my permission. You will retain the moral right to assert that you contributed the work that you did.

Q5. Will I get paid?

A5. No. We’re all doing this for love, academic credit – and a kick-ass baseball cap. You will get richly rewarded in the cyber after-life perhaps.

Q6. What language should I write in?

A6. English to begin with but I’m very keen to list items that are written in other languages from the outset. If it doesn’t translate well, please send it anyway and we will try and sort it out.

Q7. What material is in-scope?

A7. Everything! Articles, journals, books, videos, slide decks, podcasts, radio and TV. Cast your net wide. As long as it contributes something to our understanding of cyber warfare.

If you are interested in participating in the Centre’s work, please use the contact page on this site.