SDA cyber-security initiative
The Security & Defence Agenda cyber-security initiative spans several debates and an in-depth report with practical recommendations from around the world to be distributed widely to policymakers and industry experts.

The SDA's cyber-security initiative is built on a sound track-record - reports from past SDA activities in cyber-security are listed on this page.

Recent event
The fight against cyber-crime is seriously affected by a lack of skilled professionals. One of the 2012 Security Jam’s top 10 recommendations was to use ‘White hat’ hacker recruitment for the public sector, yet attracting talent from the private sector remains essential.

Are criminal organizations faster than governments in keeping pace with new technologies? What are the skills needed and how can public sector officials acquire them? Can the industry provide the necessary talent and training? How important are joint exercises and how can the private sector be more involved? Can we aim for a European or transatlantic exchange of best practices? Could a ‘cyber-Erasmus’ be the way to train tomorrow’s cyber-security professionals?

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Interviews

Video interviews and opinion articles by international experts 

 

MARIETJE SCHAAKE? MEMBER OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT
09/01/2014


STEVE MYERS, MEMBER OF THE DHS TASKFORCE ON CYBER-SECURITY
20 November 2012


CHRIS PAINTER, US DEPARTMENT OF STATE

10 May 2012


TROELS OERTING, EUROPOL 

10 May 2012

 

 

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News

U.S. President Barack Obama’s administration submitted a $3.9 trillion budget proposal for 2015, including $495.6 billion in defence spending, to Congress on Tuesday, 4 March.
The White House and the Department of Commerce's National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) announced, on 12 February, the launch of the “Cybersecurity Framework”.
The French Defence Ministry is improving its cyber-capacities and plans on investing €1 billion in cyber-defence over the next five years, Le Monde reported. €500 million are dedicated to finance the industry and the development of new technologies.

Cyber-security: The vexed question of global rules

In 2011 the SDA launched its flagship report "Cyber-security: The vexed question of global rules", based on over 80 interviews with senior specialists and policy makers and a survey of 250 experts from around the world. 
This report bridges the gap between cyber experts and political decision makers, highlighting the points of contention and important lessons that global leaders need to learn from recent experiences. The report also grades the cyber-security capabilities of 21 countries analyzing their strengths and weaknesses.

To download the discussion paper, click
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Get involved

For more information on opinion-pieces, events, papers and information on partnership opportunities, please contact Pauline Massart

Independent Advisory Board

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SDA Discussion Paper

Where cyber-security is heading'
This paper brings together the views of a wide collection of international cyber experts and offers an overview of all the policymakers' debates from the first year of the SDA's Cyber Initiative. 

To download the discussion paper, click here.

Past events


14/11/2013

 Wanted: Cyber-security professional


19/09/2013

Beyond the security vs pricay debate

 19/03/2013

What next for  European cyber-security?


02/10/2012
Cyber-protection 
of critical infrastructure


10/05/2012
International 
cooperation
 
30/01/2012
Public-private
cooperation 
30/01/2012
Improving 
global cyber-
governance 
 

09/11/2011
Defining cyber-security 
 

27/04/2011
Controlling the Internet 

24/02/2011

Getting in step


31/01/2011

Cyber-security: technology faster than policy?


15/09/2010

Conversation with William J. Lynn III

              

Partners

 The SDA's cyber-security initiative is supported by a coalition of public and private partners: