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Thu, May 13, 2021

The 5×5—How retaliation shapes cyber conflict

Imposing costs—or retaliation—in the physical domain has been studied, but what does retaliation look like in cyberspace and how is it different than retaliation in the physical domain?

The 5×5 by Safa Shahwan Edwards, Simon Handler

Sat, Apr 24, 2021

#95: Reverse the Cascade to Enhance IoT Security

By: Simon Handler, Safa Shahwan Edwards, and Trey Herr What is the kernel of the issue? Many Internet of Things (IoT) devices are manufactured abroad, and a lot of these products are built at extremely low cost with little consideration made for security. Whatever progress the United States and its allies make in setting better […]

100 Ideas for the first 100 days

Thu, Feb 11, 2021

The 5×5—Looking ahead for the Biden administration after a busy year in cybersecurity

It’s been a wild twelve months in the world of cybersecurity since the Atlantic Council’s Cyber Statecraft Initiative launched the 5×5 series. In celebration of the series' one-year anniversary, experts plotted the year ahead.

New Atlanticist by Simon Handler

Cybersecurity Technology & Innovation

Safa Shahwan Edwards is the deputy director of the Atlantic Council’s Cyber Statecraft Initiative within the Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security. In this role, she manages the administration and external communications of the Initiative, as well as the Cyber 9/12 Strategy Challenge, the Initiative’s global cyber policy and strategy competition.

Safa holds an MA in International Affairs with a concentration in Conflict Resolution from the George Washington University Elliott School of International Affairs and a BA in Political Science from Miami University of Ohio. Safa is of Bolivian and Jordanian heritage and speaks Spanish and Arabic.