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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

Sat, Jun 1, 2019

Foreign Interference in Ukraine’s Election

Ukraine Election Task Force The Atlantic Council, the Victor Pinchuk Foundation, and the Transatlantic Commission on Election Integrity established the Ukrainian Election Task Force. Working with other Ukrainian institutions—StopFake, Razumkov Centre, and Detector Media—the three partners created a rapid-response team with the ability to monitor, evaluate, and disclose the full range of foreign subversive activities […]

Insights & Impact by Bridget Corna

Cybersecurity Disinformation

Wed, May 22, 2019

Crossing the cyber Rubicon: Views from both sides of the river

Did the IDF’s airstrike ‘cross the Rubicon’ by using lethal force in response to hacking? On the weekend of May 5, a month after a truce was agreed between Israel and Hamas forces in the Gaza Strip, violence again rose to levels not seen since 2014.

New Atlanticist by Jack Watson and William Loomis

Cybersecurity Israel

Wed, May 15, 2019

Foreign interference in Ukraine’s election

Ukraine conducted its presidential election in accordance with democratic standards, despite clear evidence of Russian interference. The interference, however, was not extensive enough to affect the election’s outcome or the actual voting process.

Report by Ukraine Election Task Force

Cybersecurity Disinformation

Wed, May 8, 2019

China wants to ‘divide western alliances through bits and bytes,’ warns Pompeo

In a speech in London on May 8, Pompeo also said US intelligence sharing relationships with its friends and allies are at stake.

New Atlanticist by David A. Wemer

China Cybersecurity

Wed, Apr 24, 2019

Cybersecurity: Changing the model

The need to update the cybersecurity model is clear. An enhanced public-private model – based on coordinated, advanced protection and resilience – is necessary to protect key critical infrastructure sectors

Report by Franklin D. Kramer and Robert J. Butler

Cybersecurity English

Tue, Apr 23, 2019

An ‘increase in clarity’ in US cyber strategy

The “ability to partner across all of the elements within cyberspace is a critical enabler for all of us," Timothy Haugh says.

New Atlanticist by Ashish Kumar Sen

Cybersecurity National Security