WASHINGTON – The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace announced a $2 million grant from the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation for its Cyber Policy Initiative.

This two-year grant, for which Carnegie is committed to raising matching funds, will help sustain and strengthen Carnegie’s efforts to bridge the gap between the pace of technological innovation and the global policy response. Leveraging Carnegie’s independent, global network, the Cyber Policy Initiative facilitates international cooperation to develop strategies, policies, and norms to achieve greater stability and civility in cyberspace. Much of this work seeks to mobilize market forces to motivate suppliers and users of technology to adopt cybersecurity best practices, recognizing the challenges that governments face in managing such rapidly evolving technology.

“The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace is already a go-to source for governments and industry alike for pragmatic policy solutions to the world’s most destabilizing cyber threats,” said Hewlett Foundation President Larry Kramer. “We’re delighted to support their growth and expansion, and eager to see how they put our grant funds to use for the benefit of societies around the world.”

“Weak rules and norms in cyberspace put global peace and prosperity at enormous risk. As cyber attacks grow more frequent and serious, it is becoming clear that governments and the private sector cannot tame cyberspace on their own,” said Carnegie Endowment President William J. Burns. “The Hewlett Foundation has been a terrific partner in our efforts to address this important policy challenge. I am deeply grateful for the foundation’s continued, generous support, and look forward to the opportunity to work closely with other equally fortunate grantees.” 

The Cyber Policy Initiative, part of Carnegie’s Technology and International Affairs Program, is a global endeavor composed of experts with deep scholarly expertise and extensive practical experience in law, diplomacy, military, national security policy, and the private sector.

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