Event recaps

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


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


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


Mon, Jul 17, 2017

Cyber Risk Monday: The Darkening Web

Ransomware attacks crippling business operations and threatening human lives around the globe; accusations of Russian interference in Western elections; reported US sabotage of North Korean missiles. No single invention of the last few decades has so fundamentally changed the nature of political conflict as the Internet, which is increasingly used as a weapon by actors eager to exploit or curtail global connectivity in order to further their interests. This Atlantic Council discussion examined the consequences of the battle for cyberspace among nation states and non-state actors alike, threatening not only our personal data but human lives, global stability, and the fundamentals of the Internet as we know it today.

Cyber Risk Wednesdays by Kenneth Miller

Cybersecurity Security & Defense

Fri, Jan 6, 2017

Cyber Risk Wednesday: Presidential Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity and the Future of US Cyber Policy

On December 14, 2016, the Atlantic Council’s Cyber Statecraft Initiative hosted an event gathering members of the Presidential Commission to discuss the findings and the report’s implications for cybersecurity, business, and the near future of cyber policy in the United States.

Cyber Risk Wednesdays by Cyber Statecraft Initiative

Cybersecurity Security & Defense

Wed, Nov 30, 2016

Cyber Risk Wednesday: Software Liability—the Good, the Bad, and the Uncomfortable

With more cars and medical devices connecting to the internet, what happens if automakers and health care companies don’t start prioritizing digital security? Many cybersecurity experts worry that faulty code in the so-called Internet of Things (IoT) won’t just cause systems to malfunction and freeze. Instead, they say, flaws inside connected cars or pacemakers could […]

Cyber Risk Wednesdays by Jack Detsch, CSM Passcode

Cybersecurity Internet

Wed, Oct 19, 2016

Cyber Risk Wednesday: Hacking the Vote

During an event on Wednesday at the Atlantic Council think tank in Washington, a panel of cybersecurity and election experts said troubles at the polls originated long before this election season.

Cyber Risk Wednesdays by Jeff Stone, CSM Passcode


Mon, Jul 25, 2016

Cyber Risk Thursday: Online Communities and the Future of National Security

On July 14, the Atlantic Council’s Cyber Statecraft Initiative gathered a group of experts to seek answers to these questions. The panel brought together Leo Blanken, an associate professor in the Department of Defense Analysis at the Naval Postgraduate school, Jasmine El-Gamal, senior fellow at the Atlantic Council, Charley Snyder, senior cyber policy adviser at the US Department of Defense, and Katie Moussouris, private consultant for bug bounty programs for a discussion moderated by the Atlantic Council’s Beau Woods.

Cyber Risk Wednesdays by Divya Sahni


Wed, Feb 24, 2016

Cyber Risk Wednesday: Healthcare Internet of Things

The Atlantic Council revisited its groundbreaking work on the Healthcare Internet of Things and updated the discussion to see what the likely implications are, how to proceed, and what the future of healthcare cyber safety might look like.

Cyber Risk Wednesdays by Brent Scowcroft Center

Cybersecurity Internet

Thu, Oct 15, 2015

Overcome by Cyber Risks?

Newspaper headlines inundate us with stories about massive data breaches, disruptive cyberattacks, and espionage against government agencies and companies. With risks mounting, a new Atlantic Council report Overcome by Cyber Risks? Economic Benefits and Costs of Alternate Cyber Futures, published in collaboration with Zurich Insurance Group and University of Denver’s Pardee Center for International Futures,uses […]

Cyber Risk Wednesdays by Brent Scowcroft Center



The Atlantic Council’s Cyber Statecraft Initiative, within the Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security, works 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.