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Future conflict will be shaped by developments in cyberspace and advances in IT, artificial intelligence, robotics and autonomous systems. This IISS research programme studies the details.
Director of Future Conflict and Cyber Security
As China increasingly gains the economic benefits of global connectivity, the West’s technological edge is fast eroding. In this Adelphi, Nigel Inkster examines the political, historical and cultural development of China’s cyber power in light of evolving capabilities and governance structures.
16 August 2017.
China sends unbreakable code from outer space; hackers post pro-India content on Pakistan's state websites; Chinese social media under probe.
10 August 2017.
Online image sharing restricted by Congolese government; US army bans Chinese-made drones; India reports spike in cyber attacks from China.
03 August 2017.
US security agency told to report on disclosure of software vulnerabilities; privacy watchdog warns of Google’s use of data on shoppers; Chinese bid for MoneyGram could give Beijing access to sensitive information.
27 July 2017.
Trump squeezed on signing sanctions on Russia; UK and Australia distrustful of Huawei; Putin tightens grip on VPN; Beijing spies on Uighurs in China.
20 July 2017.
John C Mallery, research affiliate, MIT Computer Science & Artificial Intelligence Laboratory; Associate, Oxford Martin School
Chaired by Nigel Inskter, Senior Adviser, IISS; formerly Director of Future Conflict and Cyber Security, IISS
Arundel House, London
20 July 2017.
US intelligence accuses UAE of Qatari website hack; IBM makes breakthrough in encryption technology; India sets up three new cyber defence agencies.
13 July 2017.
Apple sets up first data centre in China; Donald Trump discusses cyber security with President Putin at G20; NATO to equip Ukraine with new cyber capability.
06 July 2017.
NATO could trigger Article 5 in case of cyber attacks; outdated Windows make HMS Queen Elizabeth vulnerable to hacks; oppositions to the Mexican government targeted by spyware in mobile phones.
29 June 2017.
Another global malware pandemic; Google slapped with record fine for uncompetitive practice; cyber dimension of ongoing conflict in Kashmir.
22 June 2017.
Wannacry ransomware traced to North Korea, US–Cuba cooperation, mobile internet blocked in Darjeeling.
Cyber security has become a focal point for conflicting domestic and global interests, and increasingly for the projection of state power. 'Evolution of the Cyber Domain' contextualises the key developments since the 1950s.
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