International cyber security policy

Transatlantic Cyber Forum

Cyber security and defense policies increasingly gain importance and momentum worldwide. Issues, such as the regulation of state surveillance, encryption policy and vulnerability exploitation, cooperation and coordination in the information security realm as well as offensive cyber operations, have implications for the domestic and international spheres alike. Those are global challenges which cannot adequately be addressed from a singular nation-state perspective. It is therefore prudent to learn from each other and develop smart and pragmatic solutions together. The United States as the global technology leader and Germany as a central stakeholder of the European Union with a distinct security and privacy culture and mindset play a major role in providing answers to those challenges.

The Transatlantic Cyber Forum (TCF) has been established by Stiftung Neue Verantwortung (SNV). TCF is an intersectoral network of experts from civil society, academia and private sector working in various areas of transatlantic cyber security and cyber defense policy. The Transatlantic Cyber Forum was made possible by the financial support of the Robert Bosch Stiftung and the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation.


Policy Tracks

Policy Track #1: Encryption Policy & Government Hacking

Policy Track #2: Cyber Defense & Political IT-Infrastructures

Policy Track #3: Intelligence Governance & Oversight Innovation