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About the IISS Cyber Report

This weekly digest captures significant cyber threats and ICT-related policy developments, providing a vital tool for policymakers and academics working in the field. It sorts the vast number of cyber incidents that are reported on a daily basis and tracks the fast-moving and contentious policy environment within which they occur. As well as documenting cyber threats to national security – including cyber-enabled attacks against critical national infrastructure – this briefing will chart the development of national law, military doctrine and international policy that is relevant to the cyber domain. It will also highlight events related to human rights online, which have become a central battleground in this area.

About the Programme

Future Conflict and Cyber Security

This research programme examines how future conflict will be affected by developments in ICT, such as robotics and artificial intelligence.

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  • 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.

  • IISS Voices

    IISS Cyber Report: 18 to 24 January

    25 January 2018.  US considers nuclear strike against cyber attacks; UK to launch fake news response team; malware capable of controlling nuclear plants leaked online.

  • IISS Voices

    IISS Cyber Report: 14 to 20 December

    21 December 2017.  US to enhance cyber capabilities; North Korea disrupts cryptocurrency exchange; Russian vessels endanger world internet, UK defence chief warns.

  • IISS Voices

    IISS Cyber Report: 7 to 13 December

    14 December 2017.  New US National Security Strategy targets cyber threats; Iranian hackers attack Middle East governments; Houthi rebels bring down internet in Yemen.

  • IISS Voices

    IISS Cyber Report: 30 November to 6 December

    07 December 2017.  Russian cyber fraudster convicted by US; artificial intelligence helps Facebook censor terrorist content; Indian troops told to delete Chinese phone apps.

  • IISS Voices

    IISS Cyber Report: 23 to 29 November

    30 November 2017.  Chinese hacker in US indictment linked to Beijing; Uber paid off hackers to conceal breach; Skype loses appeal against eavesdropping by authorities.

  • IISS Voices

    IISS Cyber Report: 16 to 21 November

    23 November 2017.  US makes exploits disclosure process transparent; ASEAN’s declaration to combat cybercrime; US urged to rethink automated vetting of immigrants.

  • IISS Voices

    IISS Cyber Report: 9 to 15 November

    16 November 2017.  UK prime minister accuses Russia of cyber-espionage; NATO commits to improving cyber defence; US fears surveillance by Chinese-made CCTVs.

ADELPHI BOOK

China's Cyber Power

As China increasingly gains the economic benefits of global connectivity, the West’s technological edge is fast eroding.

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