Lecturer, Cyber Warfare specialist
Agrégé in history (1999), holder of a Master 2 in Political Science from the Institut d’Études Politiques de Toulouse (2007) and doctor in military history and defense studies from the University of Montpellier 3 (2013), Stéphane Taillat is a lecturer at the University of Paris 8 seconded to the St Cyr Coëtquidan Schools where he has been teaching international relations and strategic studies since 2010. He is also the deputy director of the specialized master’s degree “operations and crisis management in cyber defense” open in St Cyr in 2015. He is a member of the “conflict mutations” research center of the Coëtquidan Schools Research Center (CREC) where he participates in programs on irregular wars, battlefield robotization and cybersecurity and cyber defense.
His research themes include the transformation of armed forces and military power (counterinsurgency, drones, digitization of the battlefield), US strategy and foreign policy (cyber strategy, organization of cyber defense, public cooperation -private, cyberspace in military operations), the evolution of collective security in the digital domain (sovereignty, digital conflictuality) as well as the operational and strategic aspects of digital conflictuality (active cyber defense, offensive operations, influence operations ). He co-directed War and Strategy: Approaches, Concepts (PUF, 2015) with Joseph Henrotin and Olivier Schmitt as well as Cyberdéfense, politique de l’Espace Numérique (Armand Colin, 2018) with Amaël Cattaruzza and Didier Danet.