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.@MNordenman emphasizes a non one-size-fits-all approach 2 security challenges in the Arctic, the region is not monolithic:”It’s important to recognize the Arctic does not work the same way across all continents. There’s a Northern European Arctic, a Canadian Arctic..” #ACDefense

Responding to @Oriana0214’s q. about nations’ capabilities to deal with security challenges in N.Europe & the High North, @rach_ellehuus: “right now we're still investing in yesterday's capabilities... we're just trying to get back up to where we were 20-30 years ago.” #ACDefense

“Is the Arctic a global
commons where everyone has access and rights under certain rules or is it strictly an area for Arctic nations?” @rach_ellehuus asks how China's presence is changing the rules of the game in the Arctic #ACDefense

@CNA_org 's Steve Wills: "Russia is not the Soviet Union" We must understand today's Russia's strategic objectives.
Russia's Navy smaller but more capable

Watch live now to hear our discussion on the importance of maritime security for NATO and how this area is evolving, with @MNordenman @rach_ellehuus @CNA_org’s Steve Wills and @Oriana0214

Delighted to welcome @MNordenman back to @AtlanticCouncil to discuss his new book The New Battle for the Atlantic outlining the return of great power competition to the region with @rach_ellehuus & @Oriana0214 #ACDefense

Delighted to welcome back former Director of Transatlantic Security Initiative @MNordenman 2 discuss his book "The New Battle for the Atlantic: Emerging Naval Competition with Russia in the Far North" & NATO’s maritime security w/ @rach_ellehuus @Oriana0214 @CNA_org’s Steve Wills

There are many efforts to help improve #aviation cybersecurity.

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ICYMI- Watch Amb. Kurt Tong, @RichardBushIII @Sarah_G_Cook & @LoweryClay discuss the political crisis in #HongKong


"There's an instinct in the US to only use negative reinforcement and only speak out when there's a problem and try and address that problem by waving some kind of stick... There also need to be reactions where you're engaging with and embracing a problem." – Amb. Kurt Tong

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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.