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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Thu, May 13, 2021

Colonial Pipeline attack demonstrates that a more coherent cybersecurity strategy is necessary

With the announcement that the Colonial Pipeline will reopen soon, the short-term effect of the Colonial cyberattack on gasoline, diesel, jet fuel, and other refined petroleum product prices is likely to be mildly escalatory and short-lived, but it exposes the soft underbelly of the nation’s critical energy infrastructure and the need for a more robust cybersecurity strategy to protect it.

EnergySource by Cynthia Quarterman

Cybersecurity Energy & Environment

Wed, May 12, 2021

FAST THINKING: How bad will Israeli-Palestinian violence get?

Is an all-out war brewing? What does this mean for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s future? What role will regional and global powers now play in the confrontation? From Washington to Jerusalem, our experts are here to weigh in.

Fast Thinking by Atlantic Council

Cybersecurity Energy & Environment

Wed, May 12, 2021

Event recap | Exploring the future of data, human rights, speech, and privacy

On Wednesday, May 12, 2021 at 12:00 p.m. EDT, the Atlantic Council’s GeoTech Center hosted a panel of experts to explore “Exploring the future of data, human rights, speech, and privacy.” The panel included Alex Feerst, General Counsel at Neuralink; Chris Hazard, PhD, Co-founder and CTO at Diveplane; and Nathana Sharma, General Counsel at Labelbox.

Event Recap by the GeoTech Center

Digital Policy Disinformation

Tue, May 11, 2021

FAST THINKING: How to stop the next pipeline hack

The hack has been tied to an Eastern European (and possibly Russia-based) collective known as DarkSide and US President Joe Biden has said that Russia bears some responsibility for the hack, even though the attack does not appear to have been state-sponsored. How can companies fight back against this rising trend of ransomware attacks? What can the Biden administration do?

Fast Thinking by Atlantic Council

Cybersecurity Eastern Europe

Tue, May 11, 2021

How operational collaboration can improve US cyber capability and response

Dealing with cyber challenges to US national security will take operational collaboration that unites all levels of the government and the private sector. These efforts can maximize the strategic impact of public- and private-sector capabilities, speed up defenders’ response times, and provide organizations with advanced warning of potential attacks and complex threats to resilience.

New Atlanticist by Gregory Rattray

Cybersecurity Technology & Innovation

Mon, May 10, 2021

What would Winston do? Cooperative approaches toward securing the Five Eyes information environment

Given the global prevalence of English, the countries comprising the Five Eyes intelligence alliance should build upon existing proven frameworks to cooperate to secure their shared information environment.

Issue Brief by Daniel Dobrowolski, David V. Gioe, and Trey Herr

Cybersecurity Disinformation

Mon, May 10, 2021

Mission resilience: Adapting defense aerospace to evolving cybersecurity challenges

While aerospace presents inherently distinct challenges from other spaces, defense organizations could look to the private sector and adapt commercial practices to implement the principles of resilience.

Report by Simon Handler, Trey Herr, Steve Luczynski, and Reed Porada

Cybersecurity Defense Industry

Thu, May 6, 2021

Africa’s digital revolution: Exploring technology’s impact on Africa’s future

On Thursday, May 6, the Africa Center and the Policy Center for the New South (PCNS) hosted a partnered event to launch twin reports exploring the theme of technology and its impact on Africa’s political and economic future.

Event Recap by Africa Center

Africa Digital Policy

Wed, May 5, 2021

Event recap | Achieving healthy communities and economic renewal

On Thursday, April 30, 2020 at 8:00am EDT, the Atlantic Council’s GeoTech Center hosted a panel of experts to explore “How We Can Achieve Both Healthy Communities and Economic Renewal”. The panel included Mona Nemer, chief science advisor to Canada’s Prime Minister; Philippe Gillet, chief scientific officer with SICPA; Luukas Ilves, head of strategy with Guardtime; Daniella Taveau, principal of Bold Text Strategies; and Declan Kirrane, the managing director of ISC Intelligence in Science.

Event Recap by the GeoTech Center

Coronavirus Cybersecurity

Wed, May 5, 2021

FAST THINKING: Trump’s post-Facebook future

Facebook's Oversight Board ruled Wednesday that former US President Donald Trump will remain banned from the platform for encouraging the January 6 insurrection at the US Capitol. And what consequences is it likely to have on online radicalization and the use and abuse of social media around the world?

Fast Thinking by Atlantic Council

Disinformation Technology & Innovation

Events

Wed, May 19, 2021

Computing to win: Bridging the AI compute divide

Online Event A weekly GeoTech Hour focused on the future of national AI strategy and the computational infrastructure needed to advance AI ambitions.

12:00pm Digital Policy International Norms Internet Technology & Innovation

Wed, May 26, 2021

The Commission on the Geopolitical Impacts of New Technology and Data: Report launch | Part 2

Public Event The official report launch event for the Commission on the Geopolitical Impacts of New Technology and Data.

5:00pm Defense Technologies Digital Policy Future of Work Human Rights

Wed, May 26, 2021

The Commission on the Geopolitical Impacts of New Technology and Data: Report launch | Part 1

Online Event The official report launch event for the Commission on the Geopolitical Impacts of New Technology and Data.

12:00pm Defense Technologies Digital Policy Future of Work Human Rights