International Cybersecurity Policy

Cybersecurity policy has become an integral part of national and international politics. Amongst other elements, cybersecurity policy includes establishing institutions, the allocation and distribution of resources, processes and legal frameworks, as well as the influence that national policies have on international relations (“spillover effects”). Even if many of these challenges have to be addressed primarily at the national level, it is crucial to learn from each other internationally in order to develop common solutions and to disseminate these solutions.

The SNV’s working area "International Cybersecurity Policy" consists of three pillars (German-, European-, and Transatlantic Cybersecurity Policy) and is funded by the Robert Bosch Foundation, the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation and the European Commission. The International Cybersecurity Policy team is regularly interviewed by German- (amongst others Tagesthemen), American- (for example the Washington Post and New York Times) and European media (amongst others EURACTIV) and presents its work at national and international events. It was previously invited to hold presentations at the German Bundestag, the Cybersecurity Caucus of the American Congress and the European Parliament.
 

German Cybersecurity Policy

In terms of German cybersecurity policy, the SNV pursues the goal of supporting politicians in pursing empirically based, better policies. For this purpose, it provides various types of analyses and handouts, such as a mapping of German cybersecurity actors, policy analyses and a subject-specific events calendar. Furthermore, the SNV contributes to the enhancement of expertise in various target groups, including government employees, students and journalists and the exchange of knowledge between experts of the cybersecurity policy community. In addition, the SNV takes an active role in public debates in order to set thematic priorities and to introduce new ideas to the media discourse.

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European Cybersecurity Policy

In collaboration with the European Union Institute for Security Studies (EUISS) and the German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF), the SNV is implementing the EU-funded project “EU Cyber ​​Direct”. “EU Cyber ​​Direct” aims to support EU cyber diplomacy through cooperation between state actors and business representatives as well as civil society representatives in strategic partner countries. The SNV works primarily on EU-US relations, EU-Japan relations and the EU's resilience strategy.

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Transatlantic Cybersecurity Policy

In January 2017, the SNV founded the "Transatlantic Cyber ​​Forum" (TCF). The TCF is an intersectoral, transatlantic cybersecurity expert network with 150 members from civil society, academia and the private sector. The TCF constitutes working groups on current issues of transatlantic cybersecurity policy, which aim to develop concrete policy recommendations within a time frame of nine months. The current working group deals with IT security of machine learning in critical infrastructures and the security sector. Previous working groups worked on minimum standards for government hacking, the protection of data-driven elections and government-led management of vulnerabilities.

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The International Cybersecurity Policy team is always available for national and international media inquiries as well as lectures and presentations.

We generally reject invitations to "manels" (all-male panels). Travel and accommodation costs for events to which our team is invited are generally not covered by the SNV; we recommend CO2 compensation for flights. While we refrain from speaking fees for lectures and presentations within the fields of politics, academia and civil society, we require a remuneration or donation to the SNV for invitations from the private sector.

Experts

Project Director "International Cyber Security Policy"
+49 (0)30 81 45 03 78 91
  • International Cybersecurity Policy
Project Manager "International Cyber Security Policy"
+49 (0)30 81 45 03 78 82
  • International Cybersecurity Policy
Project Manager AI and Foreign Policy and International Cybersecurity Policy
+49 (030) 814 503 7884
  • International Cybersecurity Policy
  • Artificial Intelligence and Foreign Policy
Member of the Management Board
+49 (0)30 81 45 03 78 80
  • Labour market 4.0
  • Data Economy
  • Digital Rights, Surveillance and Democracy
  • International Cybersecurity Policy
  • Artificial Intelligence and Foreign Policy
Project Director "Digital Rights, Surveillance and Democracy"
+49 (0)30 81 45 03 78 83
  • Digital Rights, Surveillance and Democracy
  • International Cybersecurity Policy
Project Manager "International Cyber Security Policy"
+49 (0)30 40 36 76 98 3
  • International Cybersecurity Policy