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Fri, Aug 14, 2020

Handler in Lawfare: Normalizing Arab-Israeli Relations Through Cybersecurity Cooperation

This diplomatic rekindling between Israel and the Arab world offers an opportunity for the United States to establish a regional cybersecurity cooperation center dedicated to the protection of critical infrastructure.

In the News by Atlantic Council

Cybersecurity Iran

Wed, Jul 29, 2020

Fighting COVID-19 with surveillance: Perspectives from across the globe

As more countries rely on digital tools to contain the spread of COVID-19, how will enhanced surveillance challenge privacy norms in the future? According to the World Health Organization, public health surveillance is critical to containing the pandemic. However, can enhanced surveillance during a public health crisis set precedents for digital surveillance in the future?

New Atlanticist by Simon Handler and Lily Liu

Africa Coronavirus

Mon, Jun 22, 2020

Baseball and cybersecurity: Stealing insights from America’s pastime

Whether you have played, watched, hated, or never heard of baseball, lessons from the sport can be applied to many things in life—including cybersecurity. Cyber Statecraft Initiative experts go CSI5x5 to draw parallels between America’s pastime and today’s cybersecurity issues.

New Atlanticist by Simon Handler

Cybersecurity Technology & Innovation

Simon Handler is a program assistant with the Atlantic Council’s Cyber Statecraft Initiative, within the Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security. In this role, he manages a wide range of projects at the nexus of geopolitics and international security with cyberspace.

Prior to joining the Atlantic Council, he served as a special assistant in the United States Senate. During his time on the Hill, he was a congressional fellow with the Wilson Center’s Congressional Cybersecurity Lab and Congressional Artificial Intelligence Lab, and completed the East-West Center’s Congressional Staff Program on Asia.

Originally from Stamford, Connecticut, he holds a BA in International Relations & Global Studies, with a concentration in International Security, and Middle Eastern Languages & Cultures from the University of Texas at Austin. He is a member of the International Institute for Strategic Studies, the International Studies Association, and president-elect of the Texas Exes of Washington, DC. He speaks Arabic and some Hebrew.