Security in the Digital Age


Security in the Digital Age provides an overview of the impacts of the technological revolution on international security.

The day school comprises four lectures:

1. Security in the Digital Age

2. Cyber-Espionage

3. Warfare in the Cyber Era

4. Cyber-Terrorism

The first lecture offers a broad overview of the implications of the digital revolution on international security, exploring areas such as crime, sabotage and surveillance.

The second lecture examines the revolutionary impact cyber is having on espionage, and compares and contrasts traditional and digital methods of espionage, as well as how the two can function together.

The third lecture focuses on cyber-warfare, exploring how impactful hacking can be during conflicts. This lecture explores the history of cyber warfare, as well as the implications of the Russia-Ukraine war.

The final lecture explores cyber-terrorism, briefly examining the impact of digital technology on propaganda, financing, recruitment and operations. Ultimately, this lecture assesses whether terrorists may be able to damage property, or harm people, exclusively through digital means in the near-future.

The day school draws extensively on historic case studies, and explores the potential future of security in the digital age.

Whilst these lectures examine technical subject matter, this is not a technical course. Students require only an interest in the field of international or cyber security.

Please note: this event will close to enrolments at 23:59 BST on 4 October 2023.

Programme details

Registration at Rewley House reception

Security in the Digital Age

Tea/coffee break

Cyber Espionage

Lunch break

Warfare in the Cyber Era

Tea/coffee break

Cyber Terrorism

Course disperses



Description Costs
Course Fee (includes tea/coffee) £99.00
Baguette lunch £6.50
Hot lunch (three courses) £17.60


If you are in receipt of a UK state benefit or are a full-time student in the UK you may be eligible for a reduction of 50% of tuition fees.

Concessionary fees for short courses


Dr Craig Jarvis

Craig is an independent researcher specialising in the nexus of international security and technology. Craig is the author of Crypto Wars, a political history of encryption, and is currently writing a book on cyber terrorism. Craig holds a PhD in cyber security and history from Royal Holloway, University of London.


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Accommodation is not included in the price, but if you wish to stay with us the night before the course, then please contact our Residential Centre.

Accommodation in Rewley House - all bedrooms are modern, comfortably furnished and each room has tea and coffee making facilities, Freeview television, and Free WiFi and private bath or shower rooms.  Please contact our Residential Centre on +44 (0) 1865 270362 or email for details of availability and discounted prices.