An increasing number of states are consolidating national cyber defense capabilities into specialized, often militarized units. Meanwhile, irregular and terrorist organizations are moving to cyberspace as avenue through which to launch attacks on institutions, businesses and communities around the world. Moreover, private sector entities, as repositories of strategic or valuable information, often bear the brunt of hostile digital activity. However, with cyber conflict escalating, institutions are developing defensive capabilities, utilizing their accumulated technological know-how to prevent and tackle digital threats.
Cyber security research at ISDP works to identify information security concerns on the policy level, as well as to contribute to institutions developing necessary resources and skills for the implementation of a collective response. ISDP aims at explore tools, strategies, and institutions that can help state and non-state actors to understand and effectively deal with security threats related to cyberspace.
Speech by Niklas Swanström at the Sixth Xiangshan Forum on Security Cooperation in the Asia-Pacific
Paper presented by Dr. Niklas Swanström during the 6th Xiangshan Forum on Security Cooperation in the Asia-Pacific. Dr. Swanström participated in a panel discussion entitled Code of Conduct in Cyberspace, during which he held […]
9th ISDP-AMS Joint Conference Report, “Cyber Security: Identifying Threats and Charting a Common Defense”
The 9th ISDP-AMS Joint Conference was held in Stockholm on May 24, 2016. The theme for this year’s conference was Cybersecurity: Identifying Threats and Charting a Common Defense. We are […]
Reforming Internet Governance and the Role of China
This paper examines the issue of internet governance and analyzes the developments and challenges in reforming the current system. With state and non-state actors alike seeking to influence the way […]
Tensions in Cyberspace: Toward a Code of Conduct
The row between the United States and China, caused by the indictment of five Chinese military officers on account of cyberespionage against private companies in the U.S., illustrates the importance […]
The Global Commons & the Reconstruction of Sino-U.S. Military Relations
The “global commons,” which refers mainly to the sea, the skies, outer space and cyberspace, has become more and more congested and contested in recent years. Stable and dependable access […]