In the past few months, nothing has reminded everyone of the etymology of the expression “computer virus” like ransomware. This form of malicious code is delivered through a vulnerability in the victim’s system, such as a phishing email or password spraying, infiltrating and potentially crippling it like a disease.
Please join Carnegie and the U.S. Cyberspace Solarium Commission for a conversation featuring leaders from the US government, and the energy and financial services sectors as they asses what comes next in securing domestic and global infrastructure in cyberspace.
The United States, Europe, and China are not the only major digital players crafting the data policies that are shaping the Internet, the cloud, and the software and apps using them. A new volume edited by Evan A. Feigenbaum and Michael Nelson explores what lessons can be learned from South Korea.
The recent spate of ransomware attacks in the United States, including against critical infrastructure in the case of the Colonial Pipeline attack, raises questions about U.S. Cyber Command’s role in responding to this type of malicious behavior.
Cyber deterrence frameworks that draw from the traditional nuclear deterrence literature and the logic of deterrence by punishment are mismatched to deterrence challenges in cyberspace. Instead, a better approach would be deterrence by denial.
In calling out China’s involvement in cyber attacks on Microsoft email servers, the United States and its allies missed a chance to preempt Beijing’s tit-for-tat response. Here’s how they could regroup.
U.S. allies have joined Washington in voicing concerns about Chinese cyber behavior after the Microsoft Exchange hack. But lingering differences between the partners could still blunt an effective response.
Digital tools offer many uses, both for civic activists to communicate with like-minded individuals to protest governments, as well as for regimes to track dissenters and government critics (and to act accordingly).
Nonresident Scholar Asia Program and Cyber Policy Initiative
Robert Greene is a nonresident scholar at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace’s Cyber Policy Initiative and Asia Program, focusing on Chinese financial sector trends and on topics at the nexus of cyberspace governance, global finance, and national security.
Sultan Meghji is a nonresident scholar in the Cyber Policy Initiative at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, where his research focuses on the architecture of the global financial system and the impact of artificial intelligence and quantum computing.
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