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Third European Cybersecurity Forum

Sean Kanuck delivers Keynote at CYBERSEC 2017

  • IISS Voices

    IISS Cyber Report: 16 to 22 March

    23 March 2018.  Responding to Russian operations; Facebook furore; Scrutinising cryptocurrencies.

  • IISS Voices

    IISS Cyber Report: 9 to 15 March

    16 March 2018.  Russian disinformation spreads on Reddit; Beijing attempts to exploit public vulnerability database; IISS experts discuss deterrence at MIT conference on cyber norms.

  • IISS Voices

    IISS Cyber Report: 2 to 8 March

    08 March 2018.  Crime forecasting technologies; ratifying the Budapest Convention on Cybercrime; insight from Sean Kanuck on strategic challenges in cyberspace.

  • IISS Voices

    IISS Cyber Report: 23 February to 1 March

    02 March 2018.  Shortcomings of bug bounty for ethical hackers; Russia blamed for cyber attack on Winter Olympics; NATO improves Moldova’s cyber defence.

  • IISS Voices

    How China sees the challenges and opportunities of global leadership

    23 February 2018.  What is China’s place in the world? It’s a question that has generated much debate in Western media over recent years, but little has so far been understood about Beijing’s thinking on the matter. Nigel Inkster finds important insights in recent editorials published in the country’s official media.

  • IISS Voices

    IISS Cyber Report: 15 to 22 February

    22 February 2018.  US indicts Russian nationals for meddling in election; disagreements over efforts to regulate online content; Twitter cracks down on malicious bots.

  • IISS Voices

    IISS Cyber Report: 8 to 14 February

    16 February 2018.  Empty seats at Winter Olympics after cyber attack; UK employs algorithm to detect Islamic State propaganda; a glimpse inside North Korea’s cyber army.

  • IISS Voices

    IISS Cyber Report: 1 to 7 February

    08 February 2018.  UK cyber defence thwarts 54 million attacks; Iran helping to build Hizbullah’s cyber capability; Pakistan launches online app for reporting extremist content.

  • IISS Voices

    IISS Cyber Report: 25 to 31 January

    01 February 2018.  US rejects more sanctions on Russia; heat map by fitness app Strava reveals global military activity; China spies on African Union in Addis Ababa.

  • Expert Commentary

    Protecting the electoral process and its institutions

    31 January 2018.  'Democratic institutions and processes need to be protected as much if not more than any other financial or economic transaction’, argues Sean Kanuck, as he explores ways to protect electoral processes and institutions from cyber attack in a thought piece for the Global Commission on the Stability of Cyberspace.

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