It’s not clear whether criminal charges against hackers deter foreign adversaries, but they are still valuable.
Tim Maurer co-directs the Cyber Policy Initiative at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. His research focuses on cyberspace and international affairs, namely cybersecurity, human rights online, and Internet governance. Maurer is a member of several U.S. track 1.5 cyber dialogues and the Freedom Online Coalition’s cybersecurity working group “An Internet Free and Secure.” He was a member of the Research Advisory Network of the Global Commission on Internet Governance, co-chaired the Advisory Board of the 2015 Global Conference on CyberSpace in The Hague, and developed the Global Cyber Definitions Database for the chair of the OSCE to support the implementation of the organization’s cyber confidence-building measures.
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The Case for Pragmatism and an Opportunity for Sino-US Leadership: Protecting Financial Stability Against Cyber Threats
Geopolitical tensions are on the rise worldwide, including between China and the United States. This will make multilateral cooperation and engagement generally, and diplomatic efforts focusing on more comprehensive frameworks specifically, more challenging. At the same time, the technological change will persist, transforming societies that become increasingly digitally connected in terms of both humans and machines. Governments can either manage emerging risks associated with this transformation proactively or respond reactively to them after major incidents.
Efforts to secure and defend democracy from Russian interference have focused on the U.S. and Europe. But Latin American countries require similar attention.
Our new Carnegie white paper proposes that countries explicitly commit to refraining from using offensive cyber tools that could undermine financial stability.
In an effort to help untangle the dense and complex field of international law in cyberspace, we’ve assembled a curated list of over 150 publications covering cyber security in the context of international relations for the Oxford University Press, available here.