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Wed, Oct 14, 2020

Supersize cyber

NATO should adopt a digital .2 percent policy whereby member states commit to spend .2 percent of their gross domestic product on cybersecurity and digital defense modernization.

NATO 20/2020 by Safa Shahwan Edwards, Will Loomis, and Simon Handler

Cybersecurity Europe & Eurasia

Wed, Oct 7, 2020

Cybersecurity and the 117th Congress

Approximately eighty congressional committees and subcommittees claim jurisdiction over at least some dimension of cybersecurity policy. As the agenda for the coming years is only getting more crowded, Congress must improve its agility in order to pass meaningful cybersecurity legislation effectively.

New Atlanticist by Simon Handler

Cybersecurity Disinformation

Mon, Sep 28, 2020

Dude, where’s my cloud? A guide for wonks and users

Cloud computing is transforming society, from interactions between people to the ways by which companies do business, and even how militaries operate. If you have ever been curious about what exactly “the cloud” meant; if you are a policy wonk not a technologist, a user not an admin, then this report is for you.

Report by Simon Handler, Lily Liu, and Trey Herr

Cybersecurity Internet

Simon Handler is the assistant director of 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.