As offensive cyber activity becomes more prevalent, policymakers will be challenged to develop proportionate responses to disruptive or destructive attacks. Tobias Feakin outlines the variables that each state should consider in determining the appropriate response to a state-sponsored cyber incident.
The use of social media and other Internet-enabled communications by the self-proclaimed Islamic State is pushing the United States and other democracies to react to the abuse of liberal freedoms by illiberal forces. CFR Visiting Fellow David P. Fidler outlines ways to counter the Islamic State's online onslaught through policies anchored in free speech, transparency, and accountability.
U.S. efforts to promote its preferred norms for cyberspace—Internet openness, security, and free speech—suffered a significant setback in the summer of 2013 with the Snowden disclosures. Henry Farrell identifies three steps the United States can take to reinvigorate its norm-promotion efforts.
U.S. efforts to promote its preferred norms for cyberspace—Internet openness, security, and free speech—suffered a significant...
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. Digital technologies have become ubiquitous. More than six billion people use a cell phone, and five billion will be on the Internet by 2020. These trends have generated immense wealth and expanded political participation, but they have also created new vulnerabilities for nations, corporations, and individuals.