Carnegie’s Cyber Policy Initiative aims to contribute to international cybersecurity norms. This includes our Cyber Norms Index and Timeline in partnership with the United Nations and additional related research and policy papers available on this website. We also engage with governments and commercial actors to shape and promote feasible norms.
This web based index and timeline of cyber norms agreements provide easy tools for tracking and comparing the specific language that states have proposed or agreed to in multilateral outcome documents dating back to 2007.
A short primer on the concept of norms. This brief describes what is (and what is not) a norm, where they come from and how they spread, and how they relate to other policy instruments.
Join Carnegie's Cyber Policy Initiative for a discussion of the Cyberspace Solarium Commission’s forthcoming report, focusing on the international dimensions of its recommendations for a comprehensive national strategy for defending American interests and values in cyberspace.
Hackers targeting financial institutions have exposed the vulnerability of the global financial system, highlighting the need for businesses and the government to better protect against these cyber threats.
Three potential paths have emerged for future efforts to develop norms for state behavior in cyberspace.
Efforts to promote international norms for cyberspace are more likely to succeed if their advocates clearly grasp and convey to other actors how norms tend to function in different global contexts.
Identifying legal norms that apply in cyberspace remains challenging. The collapse of the 5th UN Group of Governmental Experts shows the difficulty states have in agreeing on principles such as the right of self-defense in cyberspace and international humanitarian law during armed conflict.
The G20 should commit not to manipulate the integrity of data and algorithms of financial institutions and to cooperate when such incidents occur.
At a moment of uncertainty and unease in global politics and economics, German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble will offer his thoughts on the future of Europe, the transatlantic partnership, and the global economy, as well as preview the priorities of the Germany G20 presidency.
It is vital to the stability of the international system to prohibit the corruption of data in the global financial system, and to strengthen a comprehensive norm to this effect.
The international community has finally started a serious conversation about norms in cyberspace. But reaching a global consensus needs the world’s attention.
An exploration of how international cyberspace norms evolve and work, and what more they could contribute to making cyberspace more hospitable.
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