Tech at the Leading EdgeMar 1, 2023
Makings of the Market: Seven perspectives on offensive cyber capability proliferation
By Jen Roberts and Emma Schroeder
The marketplace for offensive cyber capabilities continues to grow globally. Their proliferation poses an expanding set of risks to national security and human rights, these capabilities also have legitimate use in state security and defense. To dive deeper on this topic, we asked seven experts to offer their perspectives.
Jen Roberts is an Assistant Director with the Atlantic Council’s Cyber Statecraft Initiative under the Digital Forensic Research Lab (DFRLab). She primarily works on CSI’s Proliferation of Offensive Cyber Capabilities and Combating Cybercrime work.
Jen also helps support the Cyber 9/12 Strategy Challenge and is passionate about how the United States with its allies and partners, especially in the Indo-Pacific, can cooperate in the cyber domain.
Jen holds an MA in International Relations and Economics from Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) where she concentrated in Strategic Studies. She also attained her BA in International Studies from American University’s School of International Service.