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Tue, Dec 22, 2020

The 5×5—A cyber wish list at a ‘moment of reckoning’

The recent SUNBURST compromise of numerous government and private sector company networks has led some, including Microsoft President Brad Smith, to dub the incident a “moment of reckoning.” Here's what our experts are wishing for this holiday season.

New Atlanticist by Simon Handler

Cybersecurity Disinformation

Mon, Dec 14, 2020

How do you fix a flying computer? Seeking resilience in software-intensive mission systems

Defense organizations, by nature, confront unanticipated and highly impactful disruptions. They must adapt complex mission systems to withstand these disruptions and accomplish defined objectives. To ensure mission systems like the F-35 remain available, capable, and lethal in conflicts to come demands the United States and its allies prioritize the resilience of these systems.

Report by Trey Herr, Reed Porada, Simon Handler, Orton Huang, Stewart Scott, Robert Lychev, and Jeremy Mineweaser

Cybersecurity Defense Industry

Thu, Oct 29, 2020

The 5×5—Trick or threat? The ghouls and goblins behind this year’s cyber incidents

This year has witnessed its fair share of unnerving cyber incidents from a range of spooky characters. But 2020 is not over yet. What further ghouls and goblins might lurk? Cyber Statecraft Initiative experts go 5×5 to discuss spine-chilling cyber incidents this Halloween.

New Atlanticist by Simon Handler

Cybersecurity Disinformation

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.