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GeoTech Center

Championing positive paths forward that societies can pursue to ensure new technologies and data empower people, prosperity, and peace.

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Experts

Content

Mon, Jul 12, 2021

Reassessing RuNet: Russian internet isolation and implications for Russian cyber behavior

This issue brief examines recent “RuNet” developments and explores how they could elevate national security risks for the United States and Europe by changing the internet landscape in Russia and potentially shifting Russian cyber behavior.

Issue Brief by Justin Sherman

Cybersecurity Europe & Eurasia

Thu, Jul 8, 2021

Rosenblum in the Hill on addressing cybersecurity vulnerabilities

Forward Defense Nonresident Senior Fellow Todd Rosenblum writes an op-ed for the Hill titled "What to do with cyber vulnerabilities?"

In the News

Cybersecurity Internet

Tue, Jul 6, 2021

National Bank of Ukraine prioritizes green finance

The National Bank of Ukraine's recently updated strategy document identifies green finance as a key focus for the institution in the coming years as NBU officials look to further Ukraine's European integration.

UkraineAlert by Kyrylo Shevchenko

Climate Change & Climate Action Energy & Environment

Thu, Jul 1, 2021

Estonian president: Our connected world needs a trusted architecture

Estonian President Kersti Kaljulaid and Anne Neuberger, deputy US national security advisor for cyber and emerging technology, made the case for "trusted connectivity" at the Atlantic Council.

New Atlanticist by Nick Fouriezos

Cybersecurity Digital Policy

Wed, Jun 30, 2021

Estonian President Kersti Kaljulaid on combating digital threats with ‘trusted connectivity’

The Estonian president and Anne Neuberger, US deputy national security advisor for cybersecurity and emerging technology, appeared at the Atlantic Council to discuss the world's digital challenges ahead. Here's the full transcript.

Transcript by Atlantic Council

Cybersecurity Internet

Mon, Jun 28, 2021

Collective cybersecurity for the Three Seas

In Central and Eastern Europe’s Three Seas region, twelve countries have joined together to invest in critical infrastructure projects and increase interconnectivity on energy, infrastructure, and digitization efforts along the way. To strengthen the resilience of these technical investments and better bind together the defensive cybersecurity operations of these societies, Three Seas member states should establish a regional hub for cybersecurity together with key private sector partners.

Report by Safa Shahwan Edwards, Simon Handler, Trey Herr, Adam Marczyński, and Jakub Teska

Central Europe Cybersecurity

Fri, Jun 25, 2021

US Rep. Tom Malinowski: The evolution of big tech and social media places strain on democracies worldwide

"If the United States is going to do its part to win this contest [between democracy and authoritarianism], we’ve got to be aligned with others around the world who share our values. One country alone, even as powerful as America, can’t do this by ourselves," Malinowski told the DFRLab's 360/Open Summit.

Transcript by Atlantic Council

China Disinformation

Fri, Jun 25, 2021

Maria Ressa, Nanjala Nyabola, and Katherine Maher on why social media is—and is not—a global public square

Is social media a global digital public square? The DFRLab's 360/Open Summit gathered Maria Ressa, Nanjala Nyabola, and Katherine Maher to discuss platforms' role in the online world.

Transcript by Atlantic Council

Africa Civil Society

Fri, Jun 25, 2021

How to spot the latest trends in digital disinformation

Top tech journalists joined the 360/Open Summit, hosted by the Atlantic Council’s Digital Forensic Research Lab, to discuss how tech platforms can enhance accountability and transparency

New Atlanticist by Nick Fouriezos

Disinformation India

Thu, Jun 24, 2021

Hong Kong activist Nathan Law on how virtual communities empower citizen movements

The internet has created a virtual community of democracy activists that supports movements and broadcasts voices around the world. Nathan Law describes why he thinks it shapes citizen movements in Hong Kong.

Transcript by Atlantic Council

China Civil Society