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Projects

Project on Cyber and National Security
Starting in 2017, with research supported through an award by the Minerva Research Initiative, SIPA has been engaging in research on the strategic dynamics of cyber conflict and the current cybersecurity policy landscape. Current ongoing research is analyzing cyber deterrence and the new U.S. strategy of persistent engagement, the characteristics of cyber dynamics, understanding cyber effects on battlefield outcomes, and how cyber is changing civil-military relations.

New York Cyber Task Force
In September 2017, the first  New York Cyber Task Force released a series of recommendations that would help make it easier to defend cyberspace without sacrificing the utility, flexibility, and convenience that has made the Internet so essential to our economies and personal lives. Now In 2020, built upon its previous success, a second iteration of the Task Force has reconvened working to synthesize thought around operational collaboration and identify areas of complementary synergies.

Project on Cyber Risk to Financial Stability
In 2018, the Project on Cyber Risk to Financial Stability published two papers, the first of which provides a general review of cyber risk to financial stability and the second developes a unique framework to assist analysts in assessing how cyber risks might affect financial stability. 

Global Cyber Dialogues
In Spring 2020, the first US-Japan Cyber Dialogues was started by Senior Research Scholar, Dr. Greg Rattray with the goal of understanding the potential digital and cyber challenges that both Japan and the United States face.

Proceedings of the Global Digital Futures Forum 2017
Experts weigh in: the proceedings of the 2017 edition of the Global Digital Futures Forum include background papers from experts covering the effect of fragmentation upon global governance, international trade, trust and assurance, global platforms and international development, cyber conflict and democracy, the digital economy, and financial systemic risk.
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Publications

The U.S. Government and Zero-Day Vulnerabilities: From Pre-Heartbleed to Shadow Brokers
In November 2016, Jason Healey published a report based on research conducted over the past six months with a class of graduate students on how the U.S. Government manages vulnerabilities through the Vulnerability Equities Process.
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The Rising Geopolitics of Internet Governance: Cyber Sovereignty v. Distributed Governance
In November 2016, Laura DeNardis, Gordon Goldstein and David A. Gross published a working paper presenting the historical perspective of internet governance as a conflict between two incommensurable visions for the internet.
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Working Papers

First Working Paper Series
This academic work was undertaken with the vital support of the Carnegie Corporation of New York as part of SIPA’s Tech & Policy Initiative, an ambitious effort to explore the intersection of the digital world and SIPA’s core fields of study.
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Second Working Paper Series
This academic work was undertaken with the vital support of the Carnegie Corporation of New York as part of SIPA’s Tech & Policy Initiative, an ambitious effort to explore the intersection of the digital world and SIPA’s core fields of study.
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