• 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.

  • Events

    Scanning the horizon for 2018: what's next in cyber and space?

    30 January 2018. 

    Tuesday 30 January, 2–3pm EST
    IISS–Americas, Washington DC
    Todd Harrison, Director of Defense Budget Analysis; Director of Aerospace Security Project, International Security Program, Center for Strategic and International Studies
    Sean Kanuck, Director of Future Conflict and Cyber Security, IISS
    Mark Fitzpatrick, Executive Director, IISS–Americas

  • 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.

  • Strategic Comments

    The wider implications of Zapad 2017

    17 January 2018. 

    Russia's Zapad 2017 exercise, in which Russia defended Belarus against externally supported extremist groups, conveyed Russia's determination to re-establish its sphere of influence in the face of NATO’s perceived expansionism. NATO must not allow the fact that Zapad was less aggressive than some had feared to blunt its message of greater vigilance and preparedness, nor shake its firm commitment to eastern European allies.

  • 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.

  • Expert Commentary

    The internet has made nuclear war thinkable – again

    19 December 2017.  As the digital and nuclear worlds become increasingly entangled, the strategy of nuclear deterrence is being redefined, giving rise to new risks.

  • Expert Commentary

    China's State Security Strategy: 'everyone is responsible'

    14 December 2017.  Government education campaigns underscore how Beijing demands loyalty to the party and state from every sector of society — including security forces, party members and the general population.

  • 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.

  • Military Balance Blog

    Light of the Grain: illuminating Israel’s changing defence thinking

    11 December 2017.  Amid ongoing regional conflict, Israel’s largest military exercise in almost 20 years sheds light on its evolving perception of non-state threats on its northern borders.

  • IISS Voices

    Middle East faces cyber security threat

    09 December 2017.  Heightened risk for governments, businesses and individuals.

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