China’s Data Security Initiative: Still Stuck in the Sovereignty Box

The Trump administration has unleashed a number of aggressive actions blocking China from access to those parts of the transnational digital economy anchored in the United States. These actions are based on the premise that exposure to Chinese ICT products and services are national security threats, because China’s Communist government...
Labrona, Untitled (2016)

Building transnational attribution: sharing data and determining state-sponsorship (IGP workshop synopsis: Day 2)

This blog, the second of three parts, is a preliminary look at Day 2 of the Internet Governance Project’s (IGP) 5th Annual Workshop on “Building transnational cyber-attribution”. The workshop virtually brought together more than two dozen international researchers and practitioners in May to explore making attributions based on facts and...

Workshop synopsis: Building transnational attribution (Day 1)

The Internet Governance Project (IGP) at Georgia Tech’s School of Public Policy has maintained a consistent interest in addressing the challenges of attribution in cyberspace through transnational cooperation. This topic has been explored through IGP’s presentations on the need for an international attribution institution at RightsCon 2018, the North American...

The Cyberspace Solarium Commission report (part 2)

The first part of this blog exposed some of the hidden assumptions underlying the Solarium Commission recommendations and provided a general overview of the report. Now we will take a closer look at other recommendations of the report, specifically those dealing with information sharing and centralization of authority in CISA....

The Report of the Cyberspace Solarium Commission: Recipe for an Arms Race?

The Cyberspace Solarium Commission is the creation of two Congressmen, Senator Angus King of Maine, and Representative Mike Gallagher of Wisconsin. Its goal was to develop consensus among DC elites about cybersecurity policy. For better or worse, its main focus is on the military and foreign policy aspects of cybersecurity....