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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

Katheryn E. Rosen

Senior Fellow, Cyber Statecraft Initiative

Cyber Statecraft Initiative

Safa Shahwan

Assistant Director, Cyber Statecraft Initiative

Cyber Statecraft Initiative

Bobbie Stempfley

Senior Fellow, Cyber Statecraft Initiative

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Megan Stifel

Senior Fellow, Cyber Statecraft Initiative

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Beau Woods

Cyber Safety Innovation Fellow, Cyber Statecraft Initiative

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Content

Wed, Dec 11, 2019

Atlantic Council releases new report: Aviation cybersecurity: Scoping the challenge

Report marks the first-ever global stakeholder survey on addressing cybersecurity issues in aviation sector WASHINGTON, DC – December 11, 2019 – Today, the Atlantic Council’s Cyber Statecraft Initiative, within the Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security, launched a new report titled “Aviation Cybersecurity: Scoping the Challenge” and the results of the first-ever global survey on […]

Press Release by Atlantic Council

Cybersecurity

Wed, Dec 11, 2019

Aviation cybersecurity: Scoping the challenge

The digital attack surface the aviation sector presents to its adversaries continues to grow in such a way that both managing risk and gaining insight on it remain difficult. With emerging technologies like machine learning and fifth-generation (5G) telecommunications seeing wider adoption—alongside electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL), autonomous aircraft, and increased use of space—aviation-cybersecurity risk management is on the cusp of becoming more complex. Aviation Cybersecurity: Scoping the Challenge, by Pete Cooper with Simon Handler and Safa Shahwan, leverages a global survey together with targeted interviews and expert workshops to explore the diverse challenges of aviation cybersecurity.

Report by Pete Cooper, Simon Handler, Safa Shahwan

Cybersecurity Internet of Things
Candle in the Dark Destruction Cole

Tue, Dec 10, 2019

A candle in the dark: US national security strategy for artificial intelligence

AI is expected to have a transformational impact on the future of geopolitics, defense, and security. The emerging geopolitical and security context influencing the future of AI technology development has been driven by the erosion of traditional geopolitical frameworks, increased conflict between liberalism and authoritarianism, the pervasiveness of social media use and 4IR-driven digitization of […]

Atlantic Council Strategy Paper Series by Tate Nurkin; Stephen Rodriguez

China Conflict

Sun, Dec 8, 2019

Manning quoted in The Global Times on U.S.-China relations

In the News by Atlantic Council

China Conflict

Wed, Dec 4, 2019

Atlantic Council’s Cyber 9/12 Strategy Challenge returns to London for its third year

BT Tower to host the competition, as British Telecom returns as Strategic Partner WASHINGTON, DC – December 4, 2019 –  The Atlantic Council’s Cyber Statecraft Initiative is hosting the third annual Cyber 9/12 Strategy Challenge in London on February 17-18, 2020. The competition will once again take place at BT Tower with our 2020 Strategic […]

Press Release by Atlantic Council

Cybersecurity

Fri, Nov 22, 2019

What do we know about cyber escalation? Observations from simulations and surveys

Do cyber operations alter how states respond to international crises in a way that creates incentives for decision makers to cross the Rubicon and use military force to settle disputes? This question is central to current cyber strategy debates and the idea of persistent engagement and defending forward in cyberspace. The answer is surprising: no. Based on the evidence, cyber operations offer a valuable escalatory offramp.

Issue Brief by Benjamin Jensen and Brandon Valeriano

Cybersecurity

Sat, Nov 2, 2019

McFate quoted in the Telegraph on cyber warfare

In the News by Atlantic Council

Cybersecurity Defense Policy

Wed, Oct 30, 2019

Bell quoted in Smart Energy International on the new Siemens and the Ponemon Institute report, decarbonization, and vulnerabilities to cyberattacks.

In the News by Atlantic Council

Cybersecurity Energy & Environment

Mon, Oct 28, 2019

The zero-day war? How cyber is reshaping the future of the most combustible conflicts

Conventional wisdom would suggest that scaled-up capabilities, growing competition, and the proliferation of malware across cyberspace presents a legitimate risk of escalation in state conflict, transcending the cyber domain toward the kinetic. However, recent history has shown that states have more often availed themselves of their offensive cyber arsenals to achieve surprisingly de-escalatory effects.

New Atlanticist by Simon Handler

Cybersecurity

Wed, Oct 16, 2019

StratComDC: Global Forum on Strategic Communications

The Atlantic Council will host its third annual Global Forum on Strategic Communications (StratCom 2019) in Washington, DC on October 23-24, 2019.

Press Release by Atlantic Council

Cybersecurity Disinformation