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The premier resource for strategic analysis regarding the implications of technological innovation on the future of international conflict.
Director of Future Conflict and Cyber Security
16 November 2017.
UK prime minister accuses Russia of cyber-espionage; NATO commits to improving cyber defence; US fears surveillance by Chinese-made CCTVs.
09 November 2017.
China trains youths in counter-intelligence; encryption protects Texas shooter’s phone; US ‘hack back’ legislation could lead to cyber war, warns expert.
08 November 2017.
Cyber security company Kaspersky Lab’s links to the Russian government prompted a hearing at the House of Representatives. Those giving evidence included IISS Director of Future Conflict and Cyber Security Sean Kanuck – who says politicians and businesses should focus on cyber attackers themselves, rather than the methods they use.
02 November 2017.
North Korea steals warship blueprint from South; Cyber attacks an act of war, according to EU draft paper; New York Times now available on dark web.
26 October 2017.
President Xi promises tougher censorship at party congress; Catalan hackers target Spanish high court; Canadian army hires offensive cyber operators.
19 October 2017.
Russia weighs up cryptocurrency regulation, China limits social media during party congress, hackers disrupt Swedish trains.
13 October 2017.
US–China dialogue; Poland set to recruit cyber soldiers; UK will jail viewers of extremist content.
04 October 2017.
Beijing’s ‘Great Firewall’ ahead of communist party congress; US military targets North Korean hackers; Russia offers internet lifeline to North Korea.
27 September 2017.
Denmark appoints world’s first digital ambassador; Canyon Bridge buys UK chipmaker; cyber attacks from Iran predicted to rise if nuclear deal collapses.
21 September 2017.
Germany sets up new cyber spook agency; Saudi Arabia lifts ban on internet calling apps; Facebook silences Rohingya refugees by deleting accounts.
As China increasingly gains the economic benefits of global connectivity, the West’s technological edge is fast eroding.
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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