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.