There are opportunities and challenges relating to our highly digital age. At NUPI, our research is focused on the security-related aspects of the digital age
For information on our research, seminars and publications on cyber, visit NUPI's Centre for Cyber Security Studies.
Cyber is related to computers, information technology and digital networks and refers to both digital information and physical objects/infrastructure.
Digital technologies change societies rapidly. There are great opportunities related to this development. At the same time, our increased dependence on digital solutions create societal and security vulnerabilities. NUPI works on issues related to cybersecurity, global cyber governance and international cyber norms, capacity building in developing countries, public-private cooperation, democracies and digital threats, cyber-weapons in international conflicts and threats to critical infrastructure.
Our aim is to produce high-quality research relevant to academic and policy debates.
Some of the questions we address are:
- What digital threats are there today and how can we work to increase awareness of these challenges and of potential responses?
- How should developing countries handle digital challenges?
- What is the most efficient way to govern cyberspace – now and in the future?
News about cyber
7 Feb 2019
Are we ready for the implications of giving Chinese tech giant access to European markets?
26 Oct 2018
New project to investigate vulnerabilities on the Internet and political consequences.
Publications about cyber
: Book review
1986The Russian Understanding of War: Blurring the Lines between War and Peace Julie Wilhelmsen (NUPI, Norwegian Institute of International Affairs) reviews The Russian Understanding of War: Blurring the Lines between War and Peace by Oscar Jonsson.
: Academic article
2020Cyberspace is an increasingly controversial field on the international agenda. Despite the fact that processes on the thematic have been going on in the UN since 1998, a more significant international agreement is needed on what basic principles should apply in cyberspace. Small states have the opportunity...
Research projects about cyber
2020 - 2021 (Ongoing)
This collaborative project between NUPI, ACCORD and ECFR aims to stimulate and enrich the dialogue in Africa and Europe on the underlying geopolitical, COVID-19, peace and security and other key developments...
2020 - 2023 (Ongoing)
THREAT-DEFUSER integrates state-of-the-art political science, linguistics, and media studies methods to forge a new multidisciplinary approach to hybrid warfare. The primary objective is long term strategic...
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2015 - 2020 (Ongoing)
The project intends to contribute to the responsible innovation literature by carrying out a set of conceptual and empirical studies on the socio-economic effects of ICTs, considering positive impacts...