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Mon, Feb 8, 2021

Sherman and Herr in The National Interest: Finding a foreign policy for the internet

At present, the United States foreign policy for the internet is absent, and much of the country’s policy efforts could be summed up as “not what China is doing,” a rejectionist attitude beset on all sides by purposeful adversaries and weakened alliances. The United States government does not yet have a constructive strategy for the […]

Op-Ed

Thu, Feb 4, 2021

Protecting the new frontier: Seven perspectives on aerospace cybersecurity

The aviation community is experiencing unprecedented difficulties, while space is emerging as a new fronter with challenges of its own. But there are opportunities for experts across the aerospace sector to tackle its cybersecurity challenges.

Article by Simon Handler

Cybersecurity Space

Thu, Dec 3, 2020

Why we fight: Learning from the Cyber 9/12 Strategy Challenge

Competitors finish the Cyber 9/12 Strategy Challenge better prepared to communicate their ideas, better prepared to address the complex threat-filled environment presented by modern cybersecurity, and better prepared to contribute new ideas and new thinking that may someday help to reduce the risks of unnecessary conflict carried out through the cyber domain. These are all good reasons to compete.

Blog Post by Robert Carolina

Cybersecurity Defense Policy

Fri, Aug 14, 2020

Handler in Lawfare: Normalizing Arab-Israeli Relations Through Cybersecurity Cooperation

This diplomatic rekindling between Israel and the Arab world offers an opportunity for the United States to establish a regional cybersecurity cooperation center dedicated to the protection of critical infrastructure.

In the News by Atlantic Council

Cybersecurity Iran

Sun, Jul 26, 2020

App stores in focus

App stores and hubs are a popular target for software supply chain attacks on large numbers of users, exploiting trust in proprietary app ecosystems and the security of storefronts like Play Store and App Store.

Feature by Trey Herr, June Lee, Will Loomis, and Stewart Scott

Cybersecurity Technology & Innovation

Sun, Jul 26, 2020

Deep impact: States and software supply chain attacks

States have used software supply chain attacks to great effect. Hijacked updates have routinely delivered the most crippling state-backed attacks, thanks in part to a continued failure to secure the code-signing process.

Feature by Trey Herr, June Lee, Will Loomis, and Stewart Scott

China Cybersecurity

Mon, Jun 22, 2020

The 5×5—Baseball and cybersecurity: Stealing insights from America’s pastime

Whether you have played, watched, hated, or never heard of baseball, lessons from the sport can be applied to many things in life—including cybersecurity. Cyber Statecraft Initiative experts go 5×5 to draw parallels between America’s pastime and today’s cybersecurity issues.

New Atlanticist by Simon Handler

Cybersecurity Technology & Innovation

Wed, May 27, 2020

The cybersecurity effects of coronavirus

Since COVID-19 began to spread within the United States in January of this year, the United States has been concentrating its efforts on mitigating the crisis at both a state and federal level. However, all efforts at containing the growing cybersecurity problems have been surface level and reactive at best.

New Atlanticist by Derek Bernsen

Coronavirus Cybersecurity

Tue, May 26, 2020

The 5×5—Is it a game or is it real? Simulations and wargaming in cyber

Greater insight into risk and response allow public and private sector organizations to better prepare for crisis before it happens and rerun history to stave off defeat in future. Wargames can be complex live events or low-cost simulations. They can even be the basis for major reforms to policy and doctrine, giving us much to understand about them. Shall we play a game?

New Atlanticist by Simon Handler

Cybersecurity

Tue, May 12, 2020

Cyber crises need strong collaboration: Reflections from Cyber 9/12

Cyber 9/12 sharpened our ability to analyze an evolving situation and identify its key issues, adapt to unexpected changes, and recommend effective responses to manage the crisis.

New Atlanticist by Alexis Montouris Ciambotti, Manuel Hepfer, Matthew Rogers, and Yashovardhan Sharma.

Cybersecurity United Kingdom

Cyber Statecraft Initiative

Working 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.

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