Cyber is related to computers, ict and networks, and is about both digital information and physical objects. Our research is focused on the many questions concerning securing this domain.
For information on our research, seminars and publications on cyber, visit NUPI's Centre for Cyber Security Studies.
Digital technologies change societies rapidly, and there are great opportunities related to this development. At the same time, our increased dependence on cyberspace create possibilities for criminals to exploit, and vulnerabilities in critical infrastructure and institutions and in crisis situations.NUPI's research aims to understand both the opportunities and challenges related to cyber, and thus contributing to reduce the distance between technology and policy. NUPI works on issues related to cyber security, public-private cooperation, capacity building in developing countries, cyber weapons in international conflicts and threats to critical infrastructure.
Some of the questions we seek to answer, are:
- How should developing countries handle digital challenges?
- What digital threats are there today and in the future, and how can we work to increase public knowledge about these?
- What is the most efficient way to govern cyberspace?
News about cyber
26 Oct 2018
New project to investigate vulnerabilities on the Internet and political consequences.
7 Sep 2018
Michael Chertoff, former United States Secretary of Homeland Security, shares his insights on cybersecurity in a new NUPI podcast episode.
23 May 2018
In this NUPI podcast, cyber-expert Karsten Geier proposes a new way forward.
Publications about cyber
2018This paper debates the importance of different strategic cultures in cyberspace through the example of China. More than any other form of security cyber security is interpreted and acted on differently by different states. While the idea that the Internet would be a liberalizing force throughout the...
: NUPI Report
2018Governments and industry around the world are working together to bring the next billion users online,1 but their synergies fade when it comes to how to keep online populations safe and secure. Further, the third and fourth billion of Internet users will enter a terrain very different from that available...
: NUPI Policy Brief
2018Tikk and Kerttunen inform new entrants and nonparticipating governments of the discussions and outcomes of the UN First Committee Group of Governmental Experts (GGE) and discuss prospects for the 2019/2020 GGE. They explain why the Group will not able to provide answers to practical cybersecurity issues...
Research projects about cyber
2018 - 2020 (Ongoing)
How does technology help to change how we percieve the world and how to act in it?
2017 - 2018 (Completed)
This project is mapping the threats and the historical usage of digital weapons against critical infrastructures, as well as examining the problems arising from unclear responsibilities in responding to...
Upholding the NATO cyber pledge: What does cyber deterrence and cyber resilience mean for NATO and Norway?2017 (Completed)
The aim of this project is to explore how and to what extent deterrence works in cyberspace or whether a focus on resilience as the new strategic logic is the way forward.