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Cybersecurity

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Improving cybersecurity and cyber-defence capabilities has recently become a top priority on the national security agendas of many European states. A wide range of states are creating dedicated cyber-defence agencies, increasing cyber-related human and financial resources, and drafting national strategies that sometimes include developing offensive cyber-capabilities. 

In this new and rapidly developing field, the implications of these developments for international security and disarmament are as yet unclear.

This project monitors issues related to the securitization and militarization of cyberspace, and the cyber-defence and cybersecurity policies of a range of states and multinational bodies, including the United States, the United Kingdom, France, Russia, the EU, NATO, the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) and the UN.

Research staff

Dr Vincent Boulanin is a Researcher in SIPRI's Lethal Autonomous Weapon Systems Project.