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SIPA Global Cyber Dialogues

Building connections by exchanging perspectives

Initiated in Spring 2020 by Senior Research Scholar Greg Rattray, the Global Cyber Dialogues brings together multilateral business and academic leaders from across geographies to share their perspectives on a range of cyber issues.

Following the success of its initial partnership with Keio University's Cyber Civilization Research Center (CCRC) to establish the US-Japan Cyber Dialogue, SIPA Cyber established the US-ASEAN Cyber Dialogue in 2021 with Nanyang Technological University's S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies and The National University of Singapore's Centre for International Law.

Upcoming Events

SIPA's Global Cyber Dialogue will gather experts from across Japan, the ASEAN countries, and the United States to discuss the cybersecurity

April 19, 2023

Keio CCRC-Columbia SIPA Cyber Dialogue: Quantum Computing

On 20 March 2023, the next US-Japan Cyber Dialogue will focus on quantum computing as part of its emerging tech series. We will discuss the implications quantum computing has on cybersecurity and what this means for both the present and the future of cybersecurity technologies globally.

March 20, 2023

US-Japan Cyber Dialogue with Keio University CCRC

US-Japan Cyber Dialogue with Keio University CCRC


Initiated in the Spring of 2020 by Senior Research Scholar Greg Rattray, Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs and Keio University’s Cyber Civilization Research Center jointly initiated the Keio-Columbia Cyber Dialogue to discuss the future path for improving U.S.-Japan cyber cooperation with the goal of understanding the potential digital and cyber challenges that both countries face. The Dialogue brings together a focused group of US and Japanese business, policy, and academic thought leaders to share perspectives, discuss, and seek opportunities to collaborate in the areas of Cyber Norms, Digital Free Trade with Trust, Tech Innovation, and Human Element of Cyber Crisis.

The Dialogue’s steering committee includes: Greg Rattray, Senior Research Scholar, SIPA; David Farber, Distinguished Professor, Keio Global Research Institute; Kazuo Noguchi, Senior Researcher, Keio University; Tobias Burgers, Project Assistant Professor, Keio University.

  • This session will be held for the purpose of discussing the evolution of the Dialogue and the new direction it will be taken in for the future. The Cyber Dialogue has held multiple sessions on four focus areas. We would like to evolve the Dialogue in ensure we focus on the right topics and address the format and session approach. The evolution could include new focus topics or examination of case studies regarding U.S. and Japan collaboration in the cyber and digital world. We also want to discuss to further involve students, the Japan Society, other relevant stakeholder groups, use of social media and increase accessibility for the Japanese in breaking down language barriers.

    Moderator: Gregory Rattray, Senior Research Professor, Columbia SIPA

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  • In this special session of the Dialogue, speakers will offer perspectives on the respective statuses of preparation, collaboration, and delegation of federal cybersecurity in the U.S. and in Japan. In the U.S., the Biden Administration has placed an unprecedented national focus on cybersecurity with the creation of a National Cyber Director office and expansive Executive Orders. In Japan, the Kishida Administration has continued the country’s overhaul of its placement and emphasis upon cybersecurity within its greater national security apparatus with the creation of the Digital Agency. The speakers will additionally cover both nations’ expected cyber trajectories for the remainder of 2022 and beyond.

    Moderator: Paul Linehan, CEO, Secure Knowledge Consulting
    Akira Saka, CISO, Digital Agency, Government of Japan
    Mark Montgomery, Senior Director, Center on Cyber and Technology Innovation, Foundation for Defense of Democracies

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  • This session focus on the Dialogue’s interest area of Technology Innovation. The speakers offer perspectives on the status of 5G security in the U.S. and Japan, how both countries can collaborate on 5G security moving forward and expected changes from the development of 6G. The dialogue additionally explore the nature of challenges and opportunities within technological innovation at large. Prepared remarks will be given from U.S. and Japanese perspectives.

    Moderator: Jun Murai, Co-Director, CCRC & Distinguished Professor, Keio University
    Danielle Kriz, Senior Director, Global Policy, Palo Alto Networks
    Rika Tsunoda, Deputy Director, Digital Agency, Government of Japan

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    The speakers offer perspectives on how the U.S. and Japan can collaborate on normative measures to curb increasingly bold ransomware attacks. Specific topics that may be discussed include potential payment policies for private sector entities affected by ransomware attacks, governments’ options for regulating cryptocurrency and its cybersecurity implications, and norms for addressing emergent ransomware groups’ business models.

    Moderator: Greg Rattray, Senior Research Professor, Columbia SIPA
    Koichiro Komiyama, Director, Global Coordination Division & Manager, Enterprise Support Group, JPCERT/CC and Visiting Scholar, Keio University's Global Research Institute
    J. Michael Daniel, President & CEO, Cyber Threat Alliance and Working Group Co-Chair, Ransomware Task Force

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  • This session focused on the upcoming report by the Multilateral Cyber Action Committee (MCAC), “Emergence of Two Global Technospheres”, and its lessons in relation to the Dialogue’s interests. As China developed into the world’s fastest growing and second largest economy, it developed a different vision for the global technosphere under the concept of “internet sovereignty.” Under this concept national governments monitor and control the data networks within their countries, as well as the exchange of data with citizens and organizations of other countries. In addition, they give preference to national companies within their domestic markets. Government officials and subject matter experts have recently started to project an alternative future in which there are two almost entirely separate technospheres, one based in China, and one based in the West, treating each other as competitors and even enemies, competing for business and influence in the rest of the world. What drives the two technospheres apart are three concerns: protection of personal data, national security concerns, and economic competitiveness concerns.

    Moderator: Gregory Rattray, Senior Research Professor, Columbia SIPA
    Hideaki Watanabe, Adviser, Defense Technology Foundation and Former Commissioner, Acquisition, Technology & Logistics Agency, MoD
    Adam Segal, Ira A. Lipman Chair in Emerging Technologies and National Security and Director of the Digital and Cyberspace Policy Program, Council on Foreign Relations

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    This session focused on the Dialogue’s interest area of Technology Innovation. The speakers will offer perspectives on government’s role in regulating artificial intelligence (AI), international norms related to AI, and the human ethics implications of AI. Prepared remarks are given from U.S., Japanese, and European perspectives. The dialogue additionally touches upon the future of AI, how AI will impact industry and human beings, and some emergent challenges for AI.

    Jun Takei, ICT Public Policy Director, Intel Corporation
    Catharina Maracke, Associate Professor, Graduate School for Media and Governance, Keio University
    John Bansemer, Senior Fellow, Georgetown’s Center for Security and Emerging Technology (CSET)
    Moderator: Joshua Walker, President and CEO, Japan Society Speakers

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  • This session focused on the Dialogue’s interest area of Cyber Norms. The speakers will offer international perspectives on the multi-stakeholder approach to shaping Cyber Norms, the role of the United Nations (UN) in shaping norms, and potential modifications to how international law can be applied to cyberspace for government, civil societies including industry, non-governmental organizations, and academia.

    Moderator: Kazuo Noguchi, Senior Manager at Hitachi America & Senior Researcher, Keio University Speakers:
    Ambassador Takeshi Akahori Ambassador for Cyber Policy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan (MOFA)
    His Excellency Jürg Lauber Permanent Representative of Switzerland to the United Nations
    Daniel Dobrygowski Head of Governance & Trust, Cybersecurity Legal Counsel, World Economic Forum (WEF)

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  • In 2020, we were confronted with an unprecedented year of challenges that brought new considerations and change to the future outlook of global technological usage. This panel will consider the current and future policy strategies under the newly formed U.S. and Japanese administrations to address the evolving digital technology and cybersecurity landscapes. As the U.S. continues its transition to the Biden Administration and Japan enters its second quarter of 2021 under the still-new Suga Administration, ample opportunity exists for increased collaboration between the two nations on cybersecurity and cyber policy issues. Cooperation between Japan and the U.S. will have to consider shared adversaries’ goals in cyberspace as well as broader East Asia security issues. At this event, a group of panelists will project what are likely to be some of the changes in Japan-U.S. cyber collaboration under the countries’ new administrations, and the significance of such changes for 2021 and beyond.

    Remarks by Amb Marc Grossman >>

    Remarks by Jun Murai >>

    Remarks by Admiral Dennis Blaire (Retd.) >>

  • The dialogue features Mihoko Matsubara, Chief Cybersecurity Strategist at Nippon Telegraph and Telephone (NTT), and Jason Healey, Senior Research Scholar of Cyber Conflict Studies at Columbia’s School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA), and is moderated by Tobias Burgers, Project Assistant Professor at Keio’s Cyber Civilization Research Center (CCRC). The speakers offer cross-Pacific perspectives on the societal impact of cybersecurity in the pandemic era, focusing on the Dialogue’s interest area of the Human Element of Cyber Crisis.

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  • The Dialogue hosts a meeting with its members, featuring a discussion on the implications of the Biden Administration for Japan-US digital and cyber collaboration.

  • Greg Rattray and Kazuo Noguchi discuss cyber norms for 2021 in the context of the Solarium Commission report and the UN. To start off, Greg discusses the significance of the Cyberspace Solarium Commission and its legislative progress, findings, and actions. Next, these two experts discuss Solarium Commission themes in the context of the transition to the Biden Administration. Later, Kazuo provides his perspective on the impact the Solarium Commission’s focus on cyber norms will have on the Japanese government and industries, and on international norms in the UN.

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  • The Dialogue hosted a meeting with its members setting forth a plan for its 2021 events and creation of short-form media output.

  • Organized in collaboration with the Japan Society, the event was themed Enhancing US-Japan Digital and Cyber Collaboration and featured a keynote speech from UN High Representative for Disarmament Affairs, Ms. Izumi Nakamitsu

    Watch the Keynote >>

    Watch the 'Enhancing U.S.-Japan Digital & Cyber Collaboration' panel >>

    Watch the Human Element of Cyber Crisis Management' panel >>

  • In January 2020, Greg Rattray visited Keio University to outline the vision and uniqueness of the Global Cyber Dialogue.

    Watch: Part 1 | Part 2

US-ASEAN Cyber Dialogue with NUS CIL and NTU RSIS

US-ASEAN Cyber Dialogue with NUS CIL and NTU RSIS

  • The session will cover Emerging Tech and its implications for cyber security. Emerging tech has major implications on the future of cybersecurity with new technologies presenting new challenges and opportunities for cybersecurity. Although both our speakers are focused on AI, this does not mean that the session will only cover AI but likely to be the focus of the opening remarks.

    John Bansemer: Director of the CyberAI Project & Senior Fellow at the Center for Security and Emerging Technology (CSET), Georgetown University
    Simon Chesterman: David Marshall Professor and Vice Provost/Dean (Educational Innovation) at NUS, Senior Director of AI Governance at AI Singapore, Editor of the Asian Journal of International Law, and Co-President of the Law Schools Global League.

  • The discussion touched on topics surrounding geopolitics like the U.S. and China relations and how this can create tension between ASEAN nations. 

    Greg Rattray: Senior Researcher, Columbia School of International and Public Affairs; Coordinator, Cyber Defense Collaborative for Ukraine
    Benjamin Ang, Senior Fellow & Head at Centre of Excellence for National Security (CENS) at RSIS

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  • The current conflict has had major implications for cybersecurity and misinformation campaigns, their role in conflicts and how states should engage nations and non-government entities involved as well as their own domestic audience. The conflict has been closely watched and put states and critical infrastructures on high alert for cyber threats. Further, misinformation campaigns are playing crucial roles in how the war and its actors are perceived. This session focused on international implications of the conflict on cyber and digital spaces

    Greg Rattray: Senior Researcher, Columbia School of International and Public Affairs; Coordinator, Cyber Defense Collaborative for Ukraine
    Munira Mustaffa: Founder and Executive Director of Chasseur Group, Non-Resident Fellow at the New Lines Institute for Strategy and Policy

  • This kick-off session discussed the structure, organization and cadence of the US-ASEAN Dialogue going forward. It provided an opportunity for Dialogue members to meet, form networks and explore collaboration with other participants. Additionally, in this first session, we discussed the Biden administration’s cyber and digital policies and their impact on the ASEAN region and globally.

    Chris Painter: President of the Global Forum on Cyber Expertise and Foundation
    Sithruaj Ponraj: Visiting Senior Fellow CENS RSIS NTU

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