The Digital and Cyberspace Policy program addresses one of the most challenging issues facing the country in the twenty-first century: keeping the global internet open, secure, and resilient in the face of unprecedented threats. The program informs policymakers, business leaders, and the general public about the politics of cyberspace through briefings, reports, publications, and podcasts.
Botnets—groups of computers infected with malicious software often used for crime—cost the economy billions of dollars each year. Technology makers, ISPs, cybersecurity companies, and law enforcement need to work together across the globe to fight botnets.
China is once again conducting cyber-enabled theft of U.S. intellectual property to advance its technological capabilities. To combat the problem, the United States should build a multinational coalition, sanction Chinese companies, and strengthen cyber defenses.
This week: President Trump declares national emergency on threats to U.S. technology, WhatsApp hacked, San Francisco bans facial recognition, the United States passes on global pact against online extremism; and, Supreme Court ruling opens door for antitrust action against online marketplace platforms.
This week: Problems for UK-U.S. intelligence sharing relationship; Singapore passes misinformation law; NSA hacking tools used by the Chinese; EU competition authority set to investigate Apple; and, the United States prepares to combat Russian interference in 2020 elections.
For years states and scholars have struggled with questions of when and how international law applies to cyberspace. The final post in the two-part series will provide imagery to help grapple with the procedural and transparency challenges facing international law in the cyber domain.
This week: New executive order for cyber talent in government; UK defense secretary fired amidst Huawei leaks; Facebook bans American far-right figures; Dutch intelligence agency names Russia and China as major threats; and, an increase in the NSA annual report of the number of unmasked U.S. identities.
For years states and scholars have struggled with questions of when and how international law applies to cyberspace. A series of two posts will provide a map to help grapple with some of the most significant challenges facing international law in the cyber domain.