Cybersecurity

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As our lives become increasingly dependent upon computer systems and cyber technologies grow ever more sophisticated, the internet has emerged as the new battleground of the 21st century. From criminals' stealing credit card and social security number information to foreign governments' hacking into American companies’ information systems, cyber attacks can take on myriad forms, prompting the government to formulate new measures to protect online security. Since cyberwarfare knows no territorial bounds, ensuring cybersecurity will also require international cooperation and an updated understanding of jus ad bellum, as it applies to cyber attacks.

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From Defending the Open Internet to Confronting the Reality of a Fragmented Cyberspace: Reflecting Upon Two CFR Reports on U.S. Goals in Cyberspace

Reading the two reports in tandem is a reminder of how high public expectations were for what Washington could accomplish in cyberspace. It also illustrates how significantly the United States’ position in cyberspace has worsened over the past decade.

Cybersecurity

A Frontier Without Direction? The U.K.’s Latest Position on Responsible Cyber Power

The U.K. missed an opportunity to clarify its view on non-intervention in international law for peacetime offensive cyber operations, develop perspectives on what states can do in cyberspace, and provide detail on what its own National Cyber Force does.

Cybersecurity

Open-Source Security: How Digital Infrastructure Is Built on a House of Cards

Log4Shell remains a national concern because the open-source community cannot continue to shoulder the responsibility of securing this critical asset and vendors are not exercising due care in incorporating open-source components into their products. A comprehensive institutional response to the incentives problem is needed. 

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