Through NUPI's Centre for Digitalization and Cyber Security Studies we seek to bridge the gap between the technical community and the policy world with research focusing primarily on the political dimension of cybersecurity. With a focus on the role of cybersecurity in international relations we track new developments in cybersecurity, and provide academic studies, expert analysis and strategic policy recommendations. The research focus includes theories of cybersecurity, global governance of cyberspace, capacity building, development, and the security vs. freedom dilemma.
We seek to enhance the understanding of today’s increased dependency on a functional cyberspace and what this entails in terms of vulnerabilities, crime and conflict. We have several ongoing and finished projects that address these issues. The goal of the GAIA project (funded by the Research Council of Norway's IKTPLUSS initiative) is to increase the knowledge on digital value chains and what challenges they bring, to draw links between digital value chains, national autonomy and international politics. This is a four-year cooperation between SimulaMet, NUPI and several other institutions and organizations. Protecting Democracies from Digital Threats looks at novel ways of subverting democratic processes through digital means, and different approaches to mitigate this threat.
Of our finished projects Digital Attacks Against the Norwegian Petroleum Sector explored the digital threats towards the petroleum sector and how to respond to them, while the recently finished Upholding the NATO Cyber Pledge examined if and how deterrence works in the cyber domain. Another area of focus is on International governance and regulation, with particular emphasis on the private sector and the dependence on them to providing cyber security nationally and internationally. Cybersecurity and Developing Countries aimed to systematically explore cybersecurity risks and assess cyber capacity building in developing countries. The aim was to provide a critical analysis of how to actually accomplish cyber capacity building in practice. Read the article The Cyber Frontier and Digital Pitfalls in the Global South published in Third World Quarterly (2018). Critical Digital Infrastructures examined how states approach the issue of public-private cooperation and transnational dependencies for their critical infrastructures,
Through our extensive international and national network within cybersecurity we work with a wide range of global partners such as the Global Forum of Cyber Expertise, and the Global Cyber Security Capacity Centre at the University of Oxford, as well as with governments, military, international organizations, and the private sector. NUPI organizes several seminars and events aimed at enhancing public awareness and knowledge of the various challenges associated with cyber security in Norway as well as internationally.
Our researchers on cyber security are Niels Nagelhus Schia, Lars Gjesvik, Karsten Friis, Ole Willers, Erik Reichborn-Kjennerud, Erik Kursetgjerde and Lea Bjørgul.
Through our extensive international and national network within cybersecurity we work with a wide range of global partners such as the Global Forum of Cyber Expertise, and the Global Cyber Security Capacity Centre at the University of Oxford, as well as with governments, military, international organizations, and the private sector. NUPI is a member of the Cybil portal on cyber capacity building and organizes several seminars and events aimed at enhancing public awareness and knowledge of the various challenges associated with cyber security in Norway as well as internationally.
NUPI has produced ten hours of high quality radio about foreign policy and international relations. The programs will air on NRK P2 during week 50, Monday to Friday from 9.00 to 11.00. Tune in!
The underlying technology behind bitcoin may help fight fake news, says Walid Al-Saqaf.
Are we ready for the implications of giving Chinese tech giant access to European markets?
New project to investigate vulnerabilities on the Internet and political consequences.
Michael Chertoff, former United States Secretary of Homeland Security, shares his insights on cybersecurity in a new NUPI podcast episode.
In this NUPI podcast, cyber-expert Karsten Geier proposes a new way forward.
Marina Kaljurand shares five lessons from the aftermath of the 2007 cyber attacks on Estonia.
What does Estonia see as the most pressing challenges to the global stability of cyber space?
Cyber Deterrence and Resilience: Dilemmas in NATO defence and security politics.
How do you know if your new TV with an integrated camera is secure?
How does digitalization lead to new kinds of global connections and disconnections in the developing countries? And which role does digitalization play for the UN's sustainable development goals? NUPI researchers set out to explore this in a new research project that maps cybersecurity in the Global South.
The rapid digitalization of today’s societies means that we are increasingly dependent upon a functional and stable cyber space.
Senior Research Fellow, Head of the Research group on security and defense, Head of NUPI's Centre for Cyber Security Studies
The world gets more interconnected, and the dependency of cyberspace and its infrastructure is now evident in most sectors. Join this seminar to learn more about the need for security standards across countries.
Last month Norwegian authorities made the rather unusual decision to call out - to attribute - Russia for being behind a cyber operation towards the Norwegian parliament. NUPI’s Cybersecurity Centre has the pleasure to invite to a webinar with Professor Madeline Carr. She will provide an overview of why attribution in cyberspace is difficult, the challenges of not being able to attribute - and different options on how to deal with this issue.
NUPI’s Cybersecurity Centre has the pleasure to invite to a webinar with Dr. Jean-Marc Rickli, who will talk about how the technological development creates new global security challenges.
What are the challenges and priorities in the American cyberspace?
Max Smeets will take a closer look at the academic literature on analysing cyber conflict.
How does the U.S. Cyber Command wish to position itself in cyberspace?
What are cyberspace operations? In what ways is conflict in this “domain” different from conflict in physical domain? And how do cyberspace operations relate to information warfare, what are the similarities and differences?
Michael Sulmeyer, Director for Belfer Center's Cyber Project, is visiting NUPI to discuss cyber security and international politics.
Chinese tech giants are increasingly visible and established in the European market. Are we ready for all that this implies?
Michael Chertoff shares his experiences from his time as United States Secretary of Homeland Security, and he will talk about how we best can secure critical infrastructure against cyber attacks.
Karsten Geier, an important voice in international cyber diplomacy and security, visits NUPI to give you an overview of the international cyber diplomacy agenda.
Cyber threats increasingly affect the security and prosperity of Nordic states, including Norway. Through this event NUPI's Cyber Security Centre will highlight where these threats come from, and the role of cyber intelligence.
What are the biggest global challenges to the stability of cyberspace today? To what extent can norms and policy development guide responsible state and non-state behavior in cyberspace? And what are the best arenas for producing such norms and guidance?
Cyber security and cyber defense are areas that are increasingly receiving more attention, but there are still major challenges for how a country will manage to deal with such threats. Victor Piotrowski and Ralph F. Wachter comes to NUPI to share his experiences about US cyber security and the strategy the country uses.
Estonia plays an important role in Europe’s relationship to Russia. The president of Estonia visits NUPI to give some insight in the security challenges in the area.
Politically motivated cyber-attacks are on the rise internationally. Such attacks can cause serious damage to the most sensitive security organizations and critical infrastructures. As a result, cyber is now often regarded as the fifth warfare and defense dimension after land, sea, air and space.
The Cyber Security forum at NUPI has the pleasure of inviting you to a seminar exploring what often is referred to the fourth industrial revolution: The Internet of Things. How do we govern it?
Dr Jordan Branch visits NUPI to talk about the tension between territorial and non-territorial aspects of cyber security.
The World Bank Group and the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (NUPI), together with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and NORAD, invite you to a presentation of the World Bank Development Report 2016: Digital Dividends
Private selskaper kontrollerer avgjørende deler av det som utgjør cyberspace. Samtidig har cybersikkerhet blitt en statlig oppgave. Hvordan skal vi da organisere internasjonalt samarbeid om cyberspørsmål?
Security and liberty in cyberspace is the topic for this seminar with Myriam Dunn Cavelty from Center for Security Studies (CSS) .
Cyber security is the topic of this theory seminar with Myriam Dunn Cavelty, lecturer and senior research fellow at Center for Security Studies (CSS).
In this theory seminar Dr Madeline Carr will present her paper on attribution and international society in cyber security as understood by Hedley Bull where she uses cyber space as a case study.