Common Threat, Collective Response: Protecting Against Terrorist Attacks in a Networked World
Janet Napolitano, U.S. secretary of homeland security, addresses the threat of networked terrorist organizations and the Department of Homeland Security's strategy to prevent and respond.
President Obama spoke at the White House Summit on Cybersecurity and Consumer Protection at Stanford on February 13, 2015. He announced a new executive order for private and government sectors to better share information about cyber threats.
Writing in Foreign Policy, Emerson Brooking argues that, given ISIS’ strategically significant use of social media for recruiting and messaging, any comprehensive plan to defeat the terror network must also neutralize its online presence. He proposes the creation of a bounty system that would pay hacktivists in anonymized Bitcoin to flag ISIS social media accounts and disrupt its websites.
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.