The Atlantic Council’s Cyber Statecraft Initiative, within the Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security, works 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.



Wed, Aug 4, 2021

National Cyber Director Chris Inglis: We need to become a ‘harder target’ for our adversaries

How do you strengthen an entire nation’s cyber defenses? That’s the task facing Inglis, who spoke about his priorities in his new White House role at the Atlantic Council.

New Atlanticist by Katherine Walla

Cybersecurity National Security

Mon, Aug 2, 2021

Manning in the Hill: Bye-bye, Bitcoin

On July 25, Manning published an op-ed in The Hill calling for the banning of cryptocurrencies, which quickly accrued more than a million views. “But the insidious new industry of cyber hacking and ransomware is an unacceptable disruptive threat to American economic security. It is a problem that is growing, not subsiding. And the proliferation […]

In the News by Atlantic Council

Cybersecurity Digital Currencies

Fri, Jul 30, 2021

Securing digital infrastructure: How transatlantic partners can lead transformative investment in global connectivity

Estonian Prime Minister Kaja Kallas, Rep. Ro Khanna, and NSC Sr. Director Peter Harrell spoke at the Atlantic Council on challenges to securing infrastructure and the promise of a "trusted connectivity" approach.

Event Recap by Alyxandra Marine

China Cybersecurity

Fri, Jul 23, 2021

Rosenblum interviewed by the Federal News Network on cybersecurity and the National Guard

Forward Defense Nonresident Senior Fellow Todd Rosenblum interviewed by the Federal News Network on the role of the National Guard in combatting cyberattacks.

In the News

Cybersecurity Internet

Fri, Jul 23, 2021

Kroenig and Ashford consider the future of war in outer space and cyber space

On July 23, Foreign Policy published a biweekly column featuring Scowcroft Center deputy director Matthew Kroenig and New American Engagement Initiative senior fellow Emma Ashford discussing the latest news in international affairs. In this column, they discuss the future commercialization and militarization of space, calling for cooperation and international standards to help guide future space exploration and […]

In the News by Atlantic Council

Arms Control China

Thu, Jul 22, 2021

The 5×5—If it blinks, it sinks: Adventures in securing operational technology

With rising sophistication, automation, and interconnectivity in operational technologies, security has become an overwhelming need.

The 5×5 by Will Loomis, Simon Handler

Cybersecurity Geopolitics & Energy Security

Mon, Jul 19, 2021

FAST THINKING: A turning point on Chinese hacking

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.

Fast Thinking by Atlantic Council

Australia China

Thu, Jul 15, 2021

Handler joins Asharq News to discuss ransomware and US cyber strategy

Simon Handler joins Asharq News to discusss ransomware and US cyber strategy.

In the News by Atlantic Council

Arabic Cybersecurity

Thu, Jul 15, 2021

Warrick testifies for the House Committee on Homeland Security

Forward Defense and Rafik Hariri Center and Middle East programs Nonresident Senior Fellow Thomas S. Warrick testifies for House Committee on Homeland Security.

In the News by Atlantic Council

Coronavirus Cybersecurity

Thu, Jul 15, 2021

A US-UK hacking probe offers a fresh approach against Russia

The international collaboration underscores the importance of being carefully narrow about scoping cyberspace “red lines” in talks with the Russian government.

New Atlanticist by Justin Sherman

Cybersecurity Intelligence