Klara Jordan

  • How Meddling in Elections is Unraveling the International Liberal Order

    State and non-state actors are increasingly engaging in cyber conflict through a range of disruptive and destructive influence and interference operations. Among their targets? Elections.

    While election interference does not equal the existential threat of disintegration of nuclear nonproliferation regimes or the perils of climate change, together these challenges all contribute to what was the key theme of the 2018 Munich Security Conference (MSC)—the crisis of the liberal international order.

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  • NATO Cyber Center: Implementing Recognition of Cyberspace as a Domain of Operations

    The decision by NATO ministers to set up a cyber operations center is an important step toward implementing recognition of cyberspace as a domain of operations in which the Alliance must defend itself as effectively as it does in the air, on land, and at sea.

    The announcement, made in Brussels on November 8, signaled a first concrete step in the shifting of NATO’s focus from information assurance to mission assurance. It recognizes that there is no such thing as absolute cybersecurity and that the Alliance will have to operate in contested environments and have a command structure fit for this role.

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  • NATO’s Cyber Domain Concept Shows Increased Maturity in Understanding of Cyber Threats

    Recently, there have been a number of articles that explore the important and ongoing debate about the capabilities and policies NATO needs in order to deter and defend against the ever-looming cyber threats.

     While many such articles accurately highlight the urgent need for NATO and its member states to develop a more proactive approach to countering cyber threats, it is worth further considering a significant step the Alliance has already taken towards achieving a more effective posture to counter cyber threats. At the NATO Warsaw Summit in July 2016, the Alliance declared cyberspace an operational domain.

    By declaring cyber an operational domain in which the Alliance must defend itself as it does on land, sea, and air, member states gave NATO a mandate to create a dynamic framework that will help the organization to better confront current security challenges. When implemented by 2019, NATO’s decision will empower military commanders to use cyber...

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  • Healey and Jordan in Democracy Journal: Setting Priorities in Cybersecurity

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  • Tothova Jordan: Big Data, Bad Actors

    Brent Scowcroft Center Associate Director Klara Tothova Jordan cowrites for The Hillwith Chief of Innovation for Thomson Reuters Special Services Jason Thomas on how recent data breaches reveal a new trend in cyberattacks being used as a foreign policy tool designed to inflict harm:

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  • Tothova Jordan on Transatlantic Data Pact

    Brent Scowcroft Center Associate Director Klara Tothova Jordan joins BBC World to discuss the decision by the European Union's highest court to strike down the transatlantic data pact:

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  • Tothova Jordan: Why Microsoft's Data Access Case Matters to Everyone

    Brent Scowcroft Center Associate Director Klara Tothova Jordan writes for the Christian Science Monitor on balancing privacy with the advancement of technology:

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  • Tothova Jordan on OPM Cyber Attacks

    Defense News quotes Brent Scowcroft Center Associate Director Klara Tothova Jordan on how the Office of Personal Management cyber attacks raise delicate political questions about US-Chinese relations: 

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  • Confidence-Building Measures in Cyberspace: A Multistakeholder Approach for Stability and Security

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    Confidence-building measures (CBMs) are an instrument of interstate relations aimed to strengthen international peace and security by reducing and eliminating the causes of mistrust, fear, misunderstanding, and miscalculations that states have about the military activities of other states.

    The anonymous and complex nature of the Internet and the potency, low cost, and deniability of cyber operations make them potentially counterproductive to building trust. CBMs, as confidence and trust-building concepts, are particularly suitable for cyberspace. However, the application of these measures have yet to be extensively applied in cyberspace. Because...

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  • NATO Must Boost Its Cyber Defense Capabilities Now

    NATO must expeditiously operationalize the Enhanced Cyber Defense Policy endorsed at the summit, which reinforces that NATO members will work together to build up the alliance's cyber defenses.
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