Report by Justin ShermanSep 13, 2021
Cyber defense across the ocean floor: The geopolitics of submarine cable security
Report by Justin Sherman
The vast majority of intercontinental global Internet traffic—upwards of 95 percent—travels over undersea cables that run across the ocean floor. The construction of new submarine cables is a key part of the constantly changing physical topology of the Internet worldwide. However, this dependence is not matched by increased security, leaving our undersea cables—the core of the global internet—at risk.
Issue Brief by Simon Handler, Emma Schroeder, Frances Schroeder, and Trey HerrAug 26, 2021
Countering ransomware: Lessons from aircraft hijacking
Issue Brief by Simon Handler, Emma Schroeder, Frances Schroeder, and Trey Herr
Ransomware has plagued organizations for more than a decade, but the last three years have experienced a surge in both the number of incidents and the ransoms demanded. To more effectively counter ransomware, the US government should develop a strategy that draws on lessons learned from addressing a surge in aircraft hijackings through the late 1960s and early 1970s.
Fast Thinking by Atlantic CouncilJul 19, 2021
FAST THINKING: A turning point on Chinese hacking
Fast Thinking by Atlantic Council
What does NATO’s buy-in mean for the world’s response to Chinese hacking? What tools do these allies have to fight back? Our experts messaged us (securely) with the answers.
Dr. Trey Herr is the director of the Cyber Statecraft Initiative under the Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security at the Atlantic Council. His team works on cybersecurity and geopolitics including cloud computing, the security of the internet, supply chain policy, cyber effects on the battlefield, and growing a more capable cybersecurity policy workforce. Previously, he was a senior security strategist with Microsoft handling cloud computing and supply chain security policy as well as a fellow with the Belfer Cybersecurity Project at Harvard Kennedy School and a non-resident fellow with the Hoover Institution at Stanford University. He holds a PhD in Political Science and BS in Musical Theatre and Political Science.