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Transatlantic Cybersecurity Partnership

Bringing together leading cyber experts from Germany and the United States, the Transatlantic Cybersecurity Partnership discusses policies to address threats posed by cyber war and digital propaganda.

The Future of War: War without Borders in the Cyber Realm

Read Summary The forms of conflict resolution are changing. While conventional and nuclear weapons remain important, cyberspace presents new security threats that pose enormous challenges to both national and international …

Event
Mar15

Transatlantic Cybersecurity Partnership Experts’ Workshop

The Academy for Politics and Current Affairs of the Hanns Seidel Foundation and the American Institute for Contemporary German Studies at the Johns Hopkins University have established a Transatlantic Cybersecurity …

Event
Jan24

In Second Cybersecurity Dialogue, Accountability and Capabilities Highlighted

“The United States is not afraid to call out countries and hold governments accountable,” U.S. Embassy Berlin’s Charge d’Affairs Kent Logsdon emphasized to the policymakers gathered in the Bavarian Representation …

Cybersecurity Risks Unify Old Partners in the Post-Alliance Era

In the frenzy of finger-pointing this month following the latest cyberattacks affecting Germany’s Foreign Office, one piece of good news remained largely buried. On December 19, 2017, the Germans were …

AICGS and the Hanns-Seidel Stiftung Launch the Transatlantic Cybersecurity Partnership

Read in German Leading cyber experts from Germany and the United States convened in Munich on January 24 to discuss the most pressing cybersecurity issues for transatlantic cooperation. Participants from …

Project Description

In the context of three meetings in Munich, Berlin, and Washington, DC, the working group of 10 American and 10 German policymakers will be discussing policies to address threats posed by cyber war and digital propaganda. These include digital propaganda affecting the democratic process during elections, and daily cyber security attacks that target government, military, and public service providers’ critical infrastructure. In addition, the national and international legal grey zone for many aspects of cybersecurity makes agreement between policymakers of both countries on cybersecurity norms critical. Cooperation between the private sector and government entities on best practices for ensuring cybersecurity is equally vital as tech firms have the cutting-edge ability to prevent and warn of cyberattacks.

The members of the working group are developing policy recommendations, which will be published and made available for both German and American policymakers as well as the general public. The Transatlantic Cybersecurity Partnership aims to:

  • improve information-sharing between the two countries on key cyber threats;
  • increase understanding between the private sector and government entities on best practices for ensuring cybersecurity;
  • expand the research on solutions to cybersecurity threats; and to
  • move the legislative and policy conversation in both countries to ensure budgets, standards, infrastructure, early warning, and risk management systems are in place to protect national and international security.

For more information, contact:

Dr. Jack Janes, President, AICGS: jjanes@aicgs.org

Dr. Sarah Lohmann, Cyber Project Manager: slohmann@aicgs.org

 

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