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
: Popular scientific lecture
: Academic chapter/article/Conference paper
The role of the UN Security Council in cybersecurity: international peace and security in the digital age2020At the 75th anniversary of the United Nations, the UN Security Council is faced with difficult questions about its efficacy, relevance and legitimacy. The leading powers and the permanent members (P5) of the Security Council – China, France, Russia, the UK and the USA – are drawn into a heavy contest...
: Academic article
Research projects about cyber
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Critical infrastructure protection and communication thereof: the case of the Baltic states and Norway (CIICPP)2020 - 2021 (Ongoing)
The project aims to ordinarily explain importance of critical infrastructure to societies of Baltic states and Norway.
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2019 - 2022 (Ongoing)
NUPI in collaboration with Simula Research Lab will map global data flows and their impact on national autonomy and sovereignty.
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How are states responding to the threat of using digital technologies to subvert democratic processes?