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Cybersecurity and Deterrence

Private Sector Cyber Intelligence Could Be Key to Workable Cyber Arms Control Treaties

Skepticism abounded both inside and outside of government when then-President Barack Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping included special provisions for reducing commercial cyber espionage in their far-reaching September 2015 bilateral agreement.

Cybersecurity

North Korea, Iran, and the Challenges of Dealing With Cyber-Capable Nuclear States

North Korea's successful missile launch last Sunday has further sharpened the world's focus on the country’s growing nuclear capabilities. But in remarks last month, Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly commented that North Korea poses a more likely cyber threat than it does a nuclear concern.

Cybersecurity: Legislation

PATCH: Debating Codification of the VEP

Today a bipartisan group of lawmakers introduced in both the House and Senate a bill that would formalize the Vulnerability Equities Process (VEP) into law. The proposed legislation, the Protecting our Ability To Counter Hacking (PATCH) Act, is sponsored by Senators Brian Schatz (D-Hawai‘i), Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), and Cory Gardner (R-Colo.) (all members of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation) and Representatives Ted Lieu (D-Calif.) and Blake Farenthold (R-Texas).

Data Protection

China Cyber Sovereignty and Cross-Border Digital Trade

As the U.S. reexamines its trade policy, commentators following U.S.-China affairs have noted an important area that has not received as much attention as the bilateral trade in goods but may one day rival it: the digital economy. Although U.S. exports of information and communication technology-related services to China totaled $12.8 billion in 2015, e-commerce sales in China were estimated to be $672 billion in 2014 (double that of the United States).

Cyber & Technology

Cyber Strategy & Policy: International Law Dimensions

Below is a condensed version of the statement I have prepared for my testimony tomorrow before the Senate Armed Services Committee on the international law dimensions of U.S. cyber strategy and policy (link to the hearing is here). The full version, which also includes some extra detail and sourcing in the footnotes, is available here.

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