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
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
: NUPI Report
2019Cyber security and protecting critical infrastructures from digital harm are of increasing importance for governments around the globe. Tackling this issue is challenged by two distinct features of cyber security in Western states: Firstly, the transnational nature of digital risks and threats necessitates...
: NUPI Report
2019Stability is a delicate attribute of public international order. If pursued to its absolute, it could paralyse the development and progress of humankind. If marginalized, it could fuel injustice, violence and conflict. Several differing concepts of ‘stability’ can be identified in international affairs....
: NUPI Policy Brief
2019(Available in Norwegian only): Cyberdomenet representerer kanskje en av vår tids største trusler mot internasjonal fred og sikkerhet men er viet lite oppmerksomhet hva gjelder forebyg- ging av krig og konflikt. Det er behov for internasjon- ale forpliktende kjøreregler som hever blikket over IKT-forvaltning,...
Research projects about cyber
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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?
2018 - 2019 (Ongoing)
Protecting critical infrastructures from digital threats is a key challenge for modern states, how should the state approach and make sense of the security of privately owned infrastructures?