After Trump banned TikTok, a Chinese social media app, and forced the sale of its US operations to an American company, Beijing and Washington have struck a remarkably similar tone regarding forced technology transfers.
The EU is poised to release new policies to bolster democracy in a digital age. How well these policies fare will depend on how well Europe tackles domestic challenges to democracy.
Since the 2016 elections, Americans have been warned by their intelligence agencies that international actors, primarily Russia, have engaged in both cyberattacks and influence operations to attempt to sway the presidential elections.
Influence campaigns have long targeted journalists, but a recent operation lays bare the Russians’ plan to exploit the media and sow disinformation in a complex information environment.
Cyber risk is greater than many had thought, with global aggregation potential—and insurance coverage remains limited and flecked with ambiguities.
Cyber insurance is a promising way to contain the havoc cyber attacks wreak, but endless lawsuits hamper its effectiveness. Reforms and new solutions are sorely needed.
Governments have embraced digital surveillance tools such as contact tracing apps in their response to the coronavirus pandemic. However, these technologies raise serious concerns related to the outsourcing of sensitive data and the potential infringement of human rights.
The EU needs a disinformation strategy that is adaptable and built to last.
EU officials must coordinate better to mount an effective collective response to disinformation campaigns and influence operations throughout Europe.
Most organizations—governments and companies—struggle to protect themselves against efforts to undermine their information systems. Few organizations can rival the security teams of the large cloud service providers, so many opt to entrust these teams with their security.