Programs

The Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security’s Cyber Statecraft Initiative focuses on providing practical, innovative, and relevant solutions to the challenges in cyberspace.

Experts

Kaitlin Demchuk

Digital Strategist, Digital Forensic Research Lab

Digital Forensic Research Lab

Kanishk Karan

Research Assistant, Digital Forensic Research Lab

Digital Forensic Research Lab

Zarine Kharazian

Assistant Editor, Digital Forensic Research Lab

Digital Forensic Research Lab

Roman Osadchuk

Research Assistant for Eurasia, Digital Forensic Research Lab

Digital Forensic Research Lab

Trey Herr

Director, Cyber Statecraft Initiative

Cyber Statecraft Initiative

Bobbie Stempfley

Senior Fellow, Cyber Statecraft Initiative

Cyber Statecraft Initiative

Content

Wed, Sep 18, 2019

A transatlantic agenda for the new European Commission

The new European Commission will take office on November 1, 2019, at a time of intensifying great power competition and new strain for transatlantic relations. This memo gathers the contributions of several Atlantic Council experts on a variety of issues such as defense, foreign policy, trade, and energy policy

Issue Brief by Benjamin Haddad and Jörn Fleck (Eds)

Cybersecurity Economy & Business
Cyber security official

Tue, Sep 17, 2019

The American way of cyber warfare and the case of ISIS

The Cyber Vault collection shows the complexity in design and executing offensive cyber operations which help distinguish an ‘American way’ of cyber warfare—one that is no doubt closely mirrored by many of our allies.

New Atlanticist by JD Work

Cybersecurity

Fri, Sep 6, 2019

Leveraging AI to transform power grid security

Given our acute dependency on an uninterrupted supply of power, it is hardly surprising that power grids are among the most strategically important pieces of infrastructure for economic and national security alike.

New Atlanticist by Lukas Trakimavičius

Cybersecurity Defense Policy

Fri, Sep 6, 2019

Alternate Cybersecurity Futures

If the national security community continues to focus on immediate threats and managing current emergencies, it will never escape a cycle of crises, nor manage to impose a strategy to shape tomorrow’s environment.

Report by John Watts, Ben Jensen, JD Work, Nina Kollars, and Chris Whyte

Cybersecurity

Thu, Jul 11, 2019

How the US can fight Russian disinformation for real

For the past three years, I have been on the front lines of the information war, most recently in Ukraine, Lithuania, and Georgia. I have worked alongside, interviewed and briefed policymakers throughout the region, and these experiences have presented a grim picture: the United States is abdicating its leadership in countering Russian disinformation. Where we […]

UkraineAlert by Nina Jankowicz

Cybersecurity Disinformation

Tue, Jun 25, 2019

Jensen in The Washington Post: How cyber operations can help manage crisis escalation with Iran

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In the News by Atlantic Council

Cybersecurity Iran

Thu, Jun 20, 2019

Jensen in War on the Rocks: What a US operation in Russia shows about the limits of coercion in cyber space

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In the News by Atlantic Council

Cybersecurity Europe & Eurasia

Thu, Jun 20, 2019

The “#Macron leaks” operation: a post-mortem

In the long list of electoral interference attempts in recent years, one case stands out: the 2017 French presidential election–because it failed. Its failure lies in the fact that the result of the election did not coincide with the aim of the attackers. This new report, “The #Macron Leaks Operation,” by Jean-Baptiste Jeangène Vilmer analyzes […]

Report by Jean-Baptiste Jeangène Vilmer

Cybersecurity Disinformation

Thu, Jun 13, 2019

Democratic defense against disinformation 2.0

As the speed and efficiency of influence operations increase, democratic societies need to further invest in resilience and resistance to win the new information war. Democratic Defense Against Disinformation 2.0 is a report card on efforts and a roadmap for policymakers and social media companies.

Report by Alina Polyakova and Daniel Fried

Cybersecurity Disinformation

Wed, Jun 5, 2019

Dark Web 2.0?

We will likely see a smaller dark web orbiting around a sophisticated criminal core using newer, but less user-friendly, anonymization protocols, while other criminals will need to operate in plain sight on the clear web to reach less-savvy customers.

New Atlanticist by Jared Zimmerman

Cybersecurity Internet