Cyber Security

Examining security strategies for combating cybercrime and other cyber threats to critical infrastructure such as civil and military nuclear facilities.

Chatham House research on cyber security looks at both the strategic and legal implications as well as its intersection with other issues, such as the internet of things.

Projects also examine cyber security law and governance and the balance between surveillance and privacy, notably through the Global Commission on Internet Governance. Further research explores the intersection of cyber security with issues of space security and global interdependence.

A major programmatic focus of this work for Chatham House is carried out by the International Security Department and its projects.

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Towards a Secure and Stable Cyberspace: Is International Consensus Possible?

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Protecting Critical National Infrastructure from Cyberattacks: the US and UK Experience

Mark Zuckerberg testifies on Capitol Hill. Photo: Getty Images.
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How US Senators Should Have Handled the Facebook Hearing

A staff member at the UK National Cyber Security Centre in London. Photo: Getty Images.
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Offensive Cyberattacks Would Need to Balance Lawful Deterrence and the Risks of Escalation

An installation from the Big Bang Data exhibition at Somerset House in London in 2016. Photo: Getty Images.
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Even Without Cambridge Analytica, the Trump Campaign Already Had Everyone’s Data

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Things Fall Apart? Security Challenges Presented by the Internet of Things

Launch Control Center control panel for the Minuteman III nuclear intercontinental ballistic missiles located in New Ramer, Colorado. Photo: Andy Cross/Contributor /Getty Images.
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Cybersecurity of Nuclear Weapons Systems: Threats, Vulnerabilities and Consequences

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Do We Still Trust the Internet?

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Cybersecurity of the Sustainable Energy Sector in the GCC

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Beyond the buzzword: big data and national security decision-making

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Public-private partnerships on cyber security: a practice of loyalty

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Encryption and Lawful Access

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The Internet of Things and Risk Management: How Innovation is Changing the Nature of Risk

Concerns were raised about the cyber vulnerability of the new HMS Queen Elizabeth. Photo: Getty Images.
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Maritime Cyber Security: No Substitute for Testing

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The Creative Partnership of Humans and Technology

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Mitigating Cyber Risks: How to Protect Against Vulnerabilities

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Privacy, Encryption and Hacktivism: Is Your Information Safe Online?

Pedestrians walk past a spray painted job advert for Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) on the pavement. Photo by LEON NEAL/AFP/Getty Images
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Take Cybersecurity Away From Spies - For Everyone's Sake

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Cyber Populism: Is Social Media Damaging Democracy?

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Are Gulf Countries Doing Enough to Protect their Digital Economies from Cybercrime?

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Launch Control Center control panel for the Minuteman III nuclear intercontinental ballistic missiles located in New Ramer, Colorado. Photo: Andy Cross/Contributor /Getty Images.
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Cybersecurity of Nuclear Weapons Systems: Threats, Vulnerabilities and Consequences

International Affairs

Beyond the buzzword: big data and national security decision-making

International Affairs

Public-private partnerships on cyber security: a practice of loyalty

View of Business Bay in Dubai with the new intersection connecting Sheik Zayed Road. Photo: Edward Tian/Contributor/Getty Images.
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Cybercrime and the Digital Economy in the GCC Countries

Data centre for T-Systems, a subsidiary of Deutsche Telekom. Photo by: Thomas Trutschel/Photothek/Getty Images
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Regulating the Data that Drive 21st-Century Economic Growth - The Looming Transatlantic Battle

This image, supplied by the European Space Agency (ESA), shows the Soyuz TMA-19M spacecraft attached to the International Space Station, on 16 June 2016. Photo: Tim Peake/ESA/NASA via Getty Images.
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Space, the Final Frontier for Cybersecurity?

International Affairs

UK cyber security and critical national infrastructure protection

The World Today

Satellites, the floating targets

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Public–private partnerships in national cyber-security strategies

Workers of Korea Hydro and Nuclear Power Co participate in an anti-cyber attack exercise at the Wolsong nuclear power plant in Gyeongju, South Korea. Photo by Korea Hydro and Nuclear Power Co via Getty Images.
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Cyber Security at Civil Nuclear Facilities: Understanding the Risks

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Toward a Social Compact for Digital Privacy and Security

The World Today

Expert view: Tracking the Sony hackers

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Contest and conquest: Russia and global internet governance

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Challenges at the Intersection of Cyber Security and Space Security: Country and International Institution Perspectives

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Big Brother is cashing in on you

The World Today

An internet governance model for the 21st century

The World Today

The government is looking to past public health campaigns to improve cybersecurity

The World Today

2014 will be decisive in the battle to maintain freedom of the web

The World Today

An internet governance model for the 21st century

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World in Brief: Shorts

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Towards a Secure and Stable Cyberspace: Is International Consensus Possible?

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Protecting Critical National Infrastructure from Cyberattacks: the US and UK Experience

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Things Fall Apart? Security Challenges Presented by the Internet of Things

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Do We Still Trust the Internet?

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Cybersecurity of the Sustainable Energy Sector in the GCC

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Encryption and Lawful Access

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The Internet of Things and Risk Management: How Innovation is Changing the Nature of Risk

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The Creative Partnership of Humans and Technology

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Mitigating Cyber Risks: How to Protect Against Vulnerabilities

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Privacy, Encryption and Hacktivism: Is Your Information Safe Online?

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Cyber Populism: Is Social Media Damaging Democracy?

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Are Gulf Countries Doing Enough to Protect their Digital Economies from Cybercrime?

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Cyber Security and Nuclear Security: Addressing Risks and Implementing Solutions

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The Journal of Cyber Policy: Cybercrime and Cybersecurity

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A 21st Century Battleground: The Challenges of Cyber Defence

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Toys and the Internet of Things

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Cybercrime and the Digital Economy in the GCC Countries

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How the Internet of Things is Changing Power Relations Between Citizens, the Private Sector and the State

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Managing Data in the Internet of Things

The Internet: Dangerous and Broken or Secure and Empowering?
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The Internet: Dangerous and Broken or Secure and Empowering?

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