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Mon, Oct 7, 2019

Toward digital power over states

Rapid advances in digital technologies amplify the potential for data acquisition from and influence over other states. One state aggressively pursuing digital advantage globally is China, especially in its leveraging of artificial intelligence (AI).

Infographic by Thomas A. Campbell

China Defense Technologies

Tue, Sep 17, 2019

Atlantic Council press call: Saudi Aramco attacks

Following the September 14 attack on two Saudi Aramco facilities, Atlantic Council experts Kirsten Fontenrose, Phillip Cornell, Ellen Wald, Jean-Francois Seznec, and Randolph Bell unpack the latest developments and offer insight into the ramifications for global energy markets, regional security, and the anticipated Aramco IPO.

Transcript by Atlantic Council

Infrastructure Protection Oil and Gas

Wed, Mar 27, 2019

Cyber Risk Wednesday: Supply Chain Security in the 21st Century

On March 27, 2019, the Atlantic Council’s Cyber Statecraft Initiative, housed within the Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security, hosted a public panel to discuss supply chain cybersecurity. The timely discussion, underwritten by Raytheon, followed on the heels of the March 25 disclosure that computer hardware company ASUS had unwittingly been delivering malicious software to ASUS computer owners via its automatic software update utility.

Cyber Risk Wednesdays by Jared Zimmerman

Cybersecurity

Thu, Mar 21, 2019

7th Annual DC Cyber 9/12 Strategy Challenge

On March 21-22, 2019, the Atlantic Council’s Cyber Statecraft Initiative hosted its seventh annual DC Cyber 9/12 Strategy Challenge. United States Air Force Academy’s team, “Delogrand,” winning first place in the Student Track and National Defense University College of Information and Cyberspace’s team, “NDU Team 3,” winning first place in the Professional Track. Grand prize for […]

Cyber 9/12 Project by Jared Zimmerman

Cybersecurity Security & Defense

Wed, Feb 27, 2019

Cyber Risk Wednesday: Operationalizing Cyber Strategies

On February 27, 2019, as part of its Cyber Risk Wednesday event series underwritten by Raytheon, the Atlantic Council’s Cyber Statecraft Initiative hosted a public panel discussion on how the United States can operationalize its cyber strategies. In 2018, the Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security, and the White House all released their own […]

Cyber Risk Wednesdays by William Loomis

Cybersecurity

Wed, Oct 17, 2018

Cyber Risk Wednesday: Protecting US Critical Infrastructure

On October 17, 2018, the Atlantic Council’s Cyber Statecraft Initiative hosted a public panel discussion on the security of US critical infrastructure as a part of its Cyber Risk Wednesday event series, underwritten by Raytheon. The vital nature of critical infrastructure to the nation’s security, prosperity, and well-being render it a key target to malicious actors in cyberspace.

Cyber 9/12 Project by Jack Watson

Cybersecurity

Wed, Oct 10, 2018

Managing Cyber Risks to Protect Financial Stability

On October 10, 2018, the Atlantic Council’s Cyber Statecraft Initiative convened key stakeholders from the financial, governmental and academic communities to convene for the release of a joint report by the Brookings Institution and Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs, The Future of Financial Stability and Cyber Risk.

Event Recap by Jack Watson

Cybersecurity Security & Defense

Tue, Sep 18, 2018

Hacker-Powered Security: Voices on Coordinated Vulnerability Disclosure

The event “Hacker-Powered Security: Voices on Coordinated Vulnerability Disclosure” hosted at the Atlantic Council’s headquarters on Tuesday, September 18, 2018, celebrated the launch of the comic book, It Takes a Village: How Hacktivity Can Save Your Company—an endeavor of the Atlantic Council’s Cyber Statecraft Initiative supported by HackerOne, a company that connects ethical, white-hat hackers […]

Event Recap by Sarah Anne Aarup

Wed, Sep 12, 2018

Election Interference: Emerging Norms of Digital Statecraft

On September 12, 2018, the Atlantic Council’s Cyber Statecraft Initiative launched an issue brief, Defining Russian Election Interference: An Analysis of Select 2014 to 2018 Cyber Enabled Incidents. As the extent of foreign interference in domestic elections over the world becomes clear, an essential first step in combatting cyber-enabled interference is developing a common terminology […]

Event Recap by Jack Watson

Russia

Wed, Sep 5, 2018

Sloan Testifies Before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on NATO

Stanley R. Sloan Visiting Scholar, Middlebury College Nonresident Senior Fellow, Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security Atlantic Council of the United States Senate Foreign Relations Committee Hearing: September 5, 2018 Thank you, Chairman Corker, Ranking Member Menendez, and members of the Committee, for calling today’s hearing. I am happy to have the opportunity to talk […]

In the News by Stanley R. Sloan