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Atlantic Council President and CEO Frederick Kempe is quoted by Business Insurance on a new report from the Atlantic Council and the Zurich Insurance Group which warns governments and businesses about potential cybersecurity breaches in the future:

The report — “Beyond Data Breaches: Global Interconnections of Cyber Risk” — was released during a discussion at the Atlantic Council, a Washington-based think tank. It was the result of a yearlong study of the issue by the Atlantic Council and Zurich Insurance Group Ltd.

Atlantic Council President and CEO Frederick Kempe told attendees that governments and “forward-looking” organizations must take a holistic view of cyber risk. The report said that while the internet has proved to be “incredibly resilient,” the internet of the future may not be as resilient and robust as today. “It will also be more likely to initiate and cascade global shocks,” said the report.
Mr. Liu Mingkang, former chairman of the Chinese Banking Regulatory Commission and honorary professor at the Chinese University of Hong Kong’s School of Business, highlighted several important areas for Chinese economic and social reform over the next decade. Speaking at the Atlantic Council on April 16, Liu focused on developments from the Chinese Communist Party’s third plenum, noting that critical areas for reform include foreign investment, fiscal transparency, and urban governance.

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Politico quotes Cyber Statecraft Initiative Director Jason Healey on a new report from the Atlantic Council and the Zurich Insurance Group which urges risks to be assessed systemwide instead of on an ad hoc basis: 

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New Cyber Risk Report Finds the World Living in Cyber Subprime

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Groundbreaking, new Atlantic Council - Zurich Insurance Group report identifies aggregate of interconnected risk that "can no longer be ignored"

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The New York Times quotes Brent Scowcroft Center Senior Fellow Robert Nurick on Western support for Ukraine's military:

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Africa Center Director J. Peter Pham joins CTV News' Afternoon Express to discuss Boko Haram's kidnapping of 100 girls from a school in northeast Nigeria.
Brent Scowcroft Center Nonresident Senior Fellow Matthew Kroenig joins BBC Radio 5 Live to discuss his latest book, A Time to Attack: The Looming Iranian Nuclear Threat. 
Brent Scowcroft Center Nonresident Senior Fellow Maria Stephan co-writes for the New York Times on the need for international support for civil societies and good governance: 

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Barroso, Hagel Among Recipients of Atlantic Council Honors, April 30
Evening includes tribute to EU and NATO enlargements; performance by Ukraine’s Ruslana 

WASHINGTON – The Atlantic Council on April 30 will present its annual Distinguished Leadership Awards to Chuck HagelJosé Manuel Barroso, Thomas EndersRuslana Lyzhychko, andJoseph F. Dunford, Jr., and will also pay tribute to historic European Union and NATO enlargements at a time when democracy in Europe’s east is challenged.

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Cyber Statecraft Initiative Director Jason Healey is quoted by Wired on the White House announcement that certain government agencies have exploited software holes instead of disclosing them to vendors to be fixed: 

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