[PAST EVENT] Cyber Threats and NATO 2030: Horizon Scanning and Analysis

January 12, 2021
9am - 12pm
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NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence (CCDCOE) in cooperation with King’s College London and William & Mary, has published a new e-book ‘Cyber Threats and NATO 2030: Horizon Scanning and Analysis’, edited by A. Ertan, K. Floyd, P. Pernik, Tim Stevens. The book includes 13 chapters that look ahead to how NATO can best address the cyber threats, as well as opportunities and challenges from emerging and disruptive technologies in the cyber domain over the next decade.

NATO’s technological edge is increasingly challenged off- and online and this may have serious repercussions for collective defence, for our capacity to ensure international stability in cyberspace, as well as uphold and project democratic values and principles, and human rights online. ‘This edited volume includes analysis and policy recommendations from scholars, government practitioners, and industry leaders designed for NATO leaders on the most important issues that may be game changers in regards with ensuring NATO’s technological edge in cyberspace. For example, how to improve information and intelligence sharing, how to integrate cyber aspects into multi-domain warfighting, how to approach adversaries’ developing capabilities in the cyber domain, and what decision-makers should consider if they want to avoid risks of escalation’ volume’s co-editor and a researcher at the NATO CCDCOE Strategy Branch, Piret Pernik noted. ‘The editors hope that our authors’ analysis of NATO’s future threats and challenges will stimulate intellectually interesting discussions among nations, but equally importantly, provide practical solutions for NATO to prepare for near-future challenges’ she added. The sentiment is mirrored by Professor Ciaran Martin, who in the foreword to the book, writes: ‘This book is a valuable resource in helping us further develop our thinking on this key issue for NATO and its mission to defend and promote freedom, security and democratic values.’

A virtual book launch for ‘Cyber Threats and NATO 2030’ will he held on 12 January 2021 15:00-17:45 CET, available for the registered participants. Registration is open as of now and the agenda can be found at the registration page. The event will feature a keynote speech, and moderated discussion sessions with authors of the chapters of the book. The event will be the first of its kind for the CCDCOE to cooperate with King’s College London and William & Mary, in Virginia, the United States. The book is a collection of double peer-reviewed articles commissioned through a call for papers. The full book is accessible at the CCDCOE homepage in the Library section. W&M featured professors and faculty at this book launch include Vice Provost for International Affairs Stephen E. Hanson, Professor Anthony Stefanidis (Computer Science), and work by Dorothea La “Chon” Abraham, Associate Professor of Information Systems in the Operations and Information Systems, Raymond A. Mason School of Business.

The CCDCOE is a NATO-accredited cyber defence hub focusing on research, training and exercises. It represents a community of 29 nations providing a 360-degree look at cyber defence, with expertise in the areas of technology, strategy, operations and law. The Centre’s publications and research papers are available online. They include a regularly updated database of national cyber security documents, the International Cyber Developments Review (INCYDER) and comprehensive overviews of national cyber security organizations.


For further information, please contact Piret.Pernik@ccdcoe.org or media@ccdcoe.org. W&M-centric inquiries can be directed to [[wmcoe]].