For years, the U.S. government has tried to prod the insurance industry to offer coverage for cybersecurity-related losses. CFR Senior Fellow Robert K. Knake explores the challenges of growing the cyber insurance market and what can be done about it.
How will the Obama administration follow up its accusation of Russian-directed cyberattacks on U.S. political institutions? An effective, proportionate response will be tricky to maneuver, writes CFR’s Adam Segal.
The debate over encryption has been in the headlines a lot over the past few weeks, fueled in part by the clash over the San Bernardino iPhone and WhatsApp’s roll-out of end-to-end encryption across its platform of one billion users. But what is encryption and what does it do? A new Council on Foreign Relations infographic explains.
Beginning with the Stuxnet virus launched by the United States at an Iranian nuclear facility in 2010 and continuing through to the most recent Sony hacking scandal, A Hacked World Order exposes how the Internet has ushered in a new era of geopolitical maneuvering and reveals the tremendous and terrifying implications for our economic livelihood, security, and personal identity.
The flow of data across international borders creates jurisdictional challenges and causes international tensions. Increasingly,...
The Digital and Cyberspace Policy program addresses one of the most challenging issues facing the country in the 21st century: how to keep the global Internet open, secure, and resilient in the face of unprecedented threats.