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Cyber Statecraft Initiative

Working at the nexus of geopolitics and cybersecurity to craft strategies to help shape the conduct of statecraft and to better inform and secure users of technology.

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The post-COVID-19 world: GeoTech and the pandemic

Learn what the Atlantic Council GeoTech Center has done since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. View our video recaps. Read our analyses. Glean insights on how tech, data, and leadership can ensure the world gets through the pandemic and we build a better post-COVID-19 world together.

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Fri, Nov 20, 2020

The necessity of adaptability and resilience in the decade ahead: GeoTech Center Fellows at STAR-TIDES 2020

The General Session panel featuring GeoTech experts focused Star-Tides' mission toward the specific theme of cross-cutting efforts, using technology to connect resources from across the various silos of the public and private sector. Addressing questions of how to empower people and communities to be resilient against the changes that Friedman highlighted, panelists offered the idea of complex adaptive coalitions, an effort to build those "ecosystem relationships" Friedman referred to. Panelists highlighted themes of digital governance and identity, as well as distributed data ownership, among other innovative ideas to redesign our society in the face of accelerating changes.

In the News by Atlantic Council

Cybersecurity Digital Policy

Wed, Nov 18, 2020

Huawei’s push in Russia exploits Kremlin fears of Western technology

With Moscow yearning for an alternative to Western technology and the United States on a campaign to throw Huawei out of Europe and East Asia, the Chinese telecom giant sensed opportunity in Russia.

New Atlanticist by Justin Sherman

China Cybersecurity

Tue, Nov 17, 2020

FAST THINKING: Trump fires top DHS cybersecurity official over election protection

Donald Trump escalated his attacks on the integrity of the US election process Tuesday night, firing a top Department of Homeland Security cybersecurity official who spent the last weeks debunking many of the president’s false claims about election fraud.

Fast Thinking by Atlantic Council

Cybersecurity Disinformation

Tue, Nov 17, 2020

Warrick cited on the need for nonpartisan DHS leadership in Wall Street Journal

Warrick in WSJ: "For DHS to be able to work with people to defend their cyber networks, people have to trust that the information the department receives will not be misused."

In the News by Atlantic Council

Cybersecurity Defense Policy

Thu, Nov 12, 2020

Data Trusts: The key to better AI

"The journey to becoming a data-driven organization fit for the emerging AI economy is long and arduous. Data trusts are an opportunity for collaboration between organizations to make that journey faster, less costly, and less risky. And they can make data-monetization rewards more handsome by co-developing marketable AI applications and giving third parties controlled access to members’ data. Moreover, as we discovered during our pilot, a data trust can also help inspire creativity, cross-functional collaboration, and innovation, and can attract digital talent. As wearables, smart appliances, and 5G networks proliferate and combine into the “Intelligent Internet of Things,” data sharing and collaboration will become the norm. Data trusts can help companies make the leap to this new era."

In the News by Atlantic Council

Cybersecurity Digital Policy

Wed, Nov 11, 2020

Washington Post: Durkovich announced as part of Biden’s DHS agency review team

On November 11, FD NRSF Caitlin Durkovich was mentioned in The Washington Post as part of Biden’s agency review team for the Department of Homeland Security.

In the News by Atlantic Council

Cybersecurity Democratic Transitions

Mon, Nov 9, 2020

Borghard in Council on Foreign Relations: It’s Not Time to Celebrate (Yet)

Erica Borghard argues that, although the 2020 election appears to have gone smoothly from a cybersecurity standpoint, there is still time for adversaries to undermine the peaceful transition of power. More about our expert

In the News by Atlantic Council

Cybersecurity Elections

Sun, Nov 8, 2020

Austin, Texas Cyber 9/12 Strategy Challenge Playbook

Power’s Out, Election in Doubt Scenario Summary Intelligence Report I Intelligence Report I Recommendations Intelligence Report II Intelligence Report II Recommendations Intelligence Report III Scenario Summary This scenario takes place from September to November of 2020, shining a light on a dire possibility–how can the United States respond to a cyberattack on the power grid […]

Cyber 9/12 Project

Cybersecurity Elections

Thu, Nov 5, 2020

Data and technology will change the world

"To summarize what we do at the GeoTech Center in a nutshell: we examine how technology and data are changing the world. Power and the norms of society always have been distributed in a few ways, including via the rule of law, use of new technologies, and shared human narratives. Moving forward, will advances in new technologies and data capabilities prompt us to become more autocratic or become more democratic as societies?"

In the News by Atlantic Council

Cybersecurity Digital Policy

Fri, Oct 30, 2020

Borghard quoted in C4ISRNET: The US military is targeting foreign actors to defend the presidential election

Erica is quoted in an article on the military’s role in election defense. More about our expert

In the News by Atlantic Council

Cybersecurity Defense Policy