Governments and populations face growing threats from information warfare and cyberattacks, with little clarity on how to prevent or respond to them and what norms apply.
The absence of proper rules to regulate escalation and retaliation in cyberspace has a potentially destabilizing impact on global security.
A transatlantic agreement on cybersecurity could assist global efforts to establish an open, free, and secure online world.
Cybertechnologies are rapidly changing the international landscape, but weak international governance of cyberspace stands in stark contrast to the accelerating pace of challenges.
Technology is transforming the world at an unprecedented pace. But the digital sphere also creates challenges and the need for better regulation.
The digital world needs transatlantic leadership. Otherwise, the risk is that international governance will remain deficient, increasing the risks of cybercrime.
During the Euromaidan protest movement—as in the first years of the Arab Spring—it was the power of social media that galvanized civil society.
If the Ukraine crisis continues and relations between Russia and the West deteriorate further, the implications will be grim in a number of areas, including cybersecurity.
Security experts have finally realized the scope of the threat presented by cyberwarfare and cybercrime. But as of now, there is no clear response.
A slimmed down NATO could do a better job of harmonizing transatlantic positions in crisis situations, be the hub of multinational, high-end military operations, and develop expertise and capabilities to deal with new threats such as cyber attacks.