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Mon, Jun 22, 2020

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 CSI5x5 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

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, Apr 21, 2020

On viral infections online and in the real world

Cybersecurity often gets reduced to breaches and hacking, but the world has witnessed multiple pandemics in cyberspace and could learn more about response to exponential events.

New Atlanticist by Simon Handler

Coronavirus Cybersecurity

Thu, Apr 9, 2020

Closing the cyber skills gap: Nine perspectives on Cyber 9/12

Cyber 9/12 was a resounding success, with twenty-two teams, over forty-five judges, and six keynote speakers participating virtually from across the United States. We asked nine individuals who contributed to Cyber 9/12 DC in different ways to share their insights, experiences, and takeaways from the event.

New Atlanticist by Will Loomis

Cybersecurity

Wed, Apr 8, 2020

Learning on the fly through Cyber 9/12

In the rapidly changing climate of cybersecurity today, the field is about far more than technical lessons and education. For our team, Cyber 9/12 opened brand new doors in the cyber policy and strategy space.

New Atlanticist by Jocelyn Murray, Andrew Milligan, David Mendez, and Puneet Singh

Cybersecurity

Tue, Mar 24, 2020

Minding the cyber talent gap

Defending against threats in cyberspace is hard enough, but severe cybersecurity talent deficiencies have consistently made the challenge harder for both public and private sector organizations. Our Cyber Statecraft Initiative experts go CSI5x5 to dig into the people problem of cybersecurity, its implications, and possible solutions.

New Atlanticist by Simon Handler

Cybersecurity

Tue, Feb 25, 2020

The evolution of the internet and geopolitics

The internet has been a pivotal force behind the growth of the global digital economy and altered the relationship among states, their citizens, and the private sector. These changes have disrupted the geopolitical balance of power and ushered in a new generation of globally-powerful multinational companies. However, new dynamics of conflict are threatening the internet as we know it.

New Atlanticist by Simon Handler

Cybersecurity Internet

Fri, Feb 7, 2020

Handler in Lawfare: Election Security After Iowa

The Iowa caucus debacle showcased how unhinged conspiracies can inflict damage on democratic institutions that’s just as severe as more direct electoral manipulation—along with the risk posed by overblown electoral outrage. To the extent that Iowa was a dry run for more pernicious election security issues that might arise in the general election, just about everyone failed the test.

In the News by Atlantic Council

Cybersecurity Disinformation

Tue, Jan 28, 2020

The 2010s: A cyber decade in review

The past ten years have, among other things, witnessed the most-costly cyberattack on record, the discovery of a computer worm capable of wreaking physical destruction, and USCYBERCOM’s elevation to unified combatant command status. As we turn the page to 2020, we’re looking back to recap the most significant, overblown, and emergent cyber incidents of the decade.

New Atlanticist by Simon Handler

Cybersecurity

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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