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Where Does Cyber Defense Stop and Offense Begin?

It is a well-known platitude that the Internet transcends national boundaries, just as it does domestic and foreign policy. However, when countless information technology (IT) networks are bound together in …

Critical Infrastructure Security, Resilience, and the Internet of Systems – A U.S. Perspective

Pervasive and still-growing global connectivity continues to shape and change our world, our economies, our societies, and many elements of human behavior. Along with devices and their software and applications, …

Regulation in the Cybersphere: International and National Debates

A new hack on the German Bundestag at the beginning of 2018 caused a sensation and again brought the explosive nature of cybersecurity policy challenges to the forefront of the …

Confidence Building in an Era of Distrust: Baby Steps Toward a Stronger Cyber Defense

In the era of distrust that has followed the Snowden revelations, changing administrations, and a transatlantic relationship that is publicly unraveling, “confidence building measures” (CBMs) is a loaded term. In …

Countering Threats Together in the Cybersphere

When the Internet was created, engineers, users, and even political decision-makers were full of idealism. Yet such benign uses of information and communication technology (ICT) are not the whole story. …

The Future of War?

Just as people expect government to defend the physical world, they also expect government to protect the cyber realm. Governments must have the means to hold criminals and non-state and …

War in the Cybersphere – The Polyvariant Threat Needs International Cooperation!

We live in highly complex times, in which the threats to our countries are more diffuse than ever before. Power blocs have given way to new, asymmetrical power relations of …

Second Roundtable Looks at Role of Private Sector and Civil Society in Attribution

Defense and tech experts from the United States and Germany gathered in the conference room of the American Institute for Contemporary German Studies in Washington, DC, on May 23 to …

Third Transatlantic Cyber Dialogue Stresses Value of New Information Sharing Venues

Ten German and ten American policymakers met at the American Institute for Contemporary German Studies in Washington, DC, on May 24 to continue work on cybersecurity proposals to strengthen the …

Digital Propaganda Working Group Outcomes

The U.S. and German participants agreed on common principles, such as securing the free democratic order on both sides of the Atlantic, as well as stabilizing and shaping a common …

Cyber Defense Working Group Outcomes

Information-sharing—for example on attribution for a cyber intrusion, potential cyber threats, or indicators of compromise—can happen between Germany and the United States best if it stays on the operational and …

EU Data Protection: GDPR In Full Force and Now?

On the Rocky Road toward Compliance with No Time to Lose When the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) of the EU entered into force on May 25, this was a …

Germany and the United States: The Strategic Triangle in the Transatlantic Relationship

On May 4, 2018, a group of high-profile American and German government officials, think tank experts, and industry leaders came together at AICGS to discuss transatlantic interests and strategies toward …

AICGS and Microsoft launch cybersecurity roundtable on public-private partnerships

On the same day that President Trump and Chancellor Merkel met in Washington to discuss priorities for the transatlantic agenda, the American Institute for Contemporary German Studies hosted a roundtable …