Cybersecurity

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Cybersecurity: A Critical Infrastructure Challenge and the Need for Global Cooperation

The global threat of cyber-attacks on internet infrastructure has been amplified in recent years, with breaches affecting major financial institutions, the U.S. Department of Defense, and even entire countries. In the U.S., President Obama has declared cybersecurity to be a national priority, stressing the importance of public-private collaboration. Despite this newfound policy attention to the issue of cybersecurity, broad-scale cooperation, both between national entities, and between the public and private sectors has not caught up to the global scale of cyber-attacks. Join Massimo Sarmi and Stephen Flynn, in discussing Poste Italiane's new initiative for global cooperation in ensuring cybersecurity.

About Poste Italiane's cybersecurity initiative:
Poste Italiane intends to create an International Centre of Excellence for Cyber Security, based in Rome, with a strong collaboration with the Ministry of Interiors, National Police and qualified partners coming from public institutions, private bodies, research institutions and international bodies. The objective of the Centre will be to act as a facilitator and collector of knowledge and culture in matters pertaining to Cyber Security, to support Italian and international organizations in acquiring knowledge and experience, to contribute towards the development of technical and regulatory standards for better protection of citizens, the government and private organizations.

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Cyber Governance and Instability

Please join Paul Twomey, former president and CEO of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), for a conversation on the challenges posed by the present state of global cyber instability for governance at both the corporate and international levels. 

**For additional information, please visit CFR's Policy Innovation Memorandum, " Cyberspace Governance: The Next Step" by clicking here.

**This event is made possible in partnership with CFR's Cyberconflict and Cybersecurity Initiative, the Atlantic Council, and the Cyber Conflict Studies Association.**

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Defending an Open, Global, Secure, and Resilient Internet: Report of the CFR-Sponsored Independent Task Force on U.S. Policy in the Digital Age

The CFR-sponsored Task Force report, Defending an Open, Global, Secure, and Resilient Internet, finds that as more people and services become interconnected and dependent on the Internet, societies are becoming increasingly vulnerable to cyberattacks. To support security, innovation, growth, and the free flow of information, the Task Force recommends that the United States and its partners work to build a cyber alliance, make the free flow of information a part of all future trade agreements, and articulate an inclusive and robust vision of Internet governance. The Task Force is chaired by John D. Negroponte, former deputy secretary of state and director of national intelligence, and Samuel J. Palmisano, former chairman of the board and chief executive officer of IBM, and is directed by Adam Segal, CFR's Maurice R. Greenberg senior fellow in China Studies. The Task Force includes distinguished members and observers from industry, academia, and nonprofits.

Independent Task Force reports are consensus documents that offer analysis and policy prescriptions for major U.S. foreign policy issues facing the United States, developed through private and nonpartisan deliberations among a group of high-level experts.

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