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Want to get more involved in the world of cyber policy and security? Check out this position with our @CyberStatecraft team to work on the Initiative’s International Conference on Cyber Engagement (ICCE) and #Cyber912 student competition!

Unilateral, isolated policies hampering the effectiveness of the global financial messaging platform, SWIFT, has harmful implications for US economic security and the ease of transaction with in the global economy. Read more here:

"It’s no longer about ones and zeros: it’s really becoming about human life. It’s in our house, in our cars, in our bodies, in our hospitals. The attack surface is so huge that you actually have much more likelihood of physical damage." - @JordanKlara

Register today for a public conversation on October 25, “Security in Northern Europe: Deterrence Defense and Dialogue”, which coincides with the launch of the new Royal United Services Institute Whitehall Paper.

Afghan elections delayed in Kandahar province after top officials assassinated

Matt @Kroenig tells @AlexWardVox that having smaller tactical weapons is a good idea to avoid nuclear conflict. Having smaller bombs the US might use [as opposed to bigger weapons in the US arsenal] “gives us more options to threaten a limited response."

The @AtlanticCouncil's Asia Initiative, based out of @ACScowcroft, has a new opportunity available for up-and-coming journalists. Check it out!

“The pastor’s fate was tragicomic, in that the conduct of the trial in Turkey, and the terms of his release, were a mockery of justice… Moving forward, the actual issues dividing the United States and Turkey will still need to be resolved.” @aaronstein1

Trade war hostility may be keeping US-China military relations in a state of friction

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Global Aviation Cyber Security Report

Thales, in partnership with The Atlantic Council, is creating a framework for improving the state of global aviation cybersecurity and preserve trust by equipping governments and private sector organizations with innovative ideas and new strategies on cybersecurity across the whole of the aviation community – culminating in a report scheduled for release this fall.

This will be a first for the aviation community and will engage numerous stakehlders in the most comprehensive study on cybersecurity in the global ecosystem to-date.

Who We Are

Aviation Cyber Security is a framework created by the Atlantic Council’s Cyber Statecraft Initiative & Thales (a global technology leader for the Aerospace, Transport, Defense and Security markets).


The aviation industry is faced with a complex and critical challenge. The increasing use of new technologies in the movement towards automation has yielded efficiencies and enhanced the customer experience. Yet, it has also inadvertently created vulnerabilities for exploitation. The consequences of failure would carry direct public safety and national security implications.