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As new technologies present humanity with unprecedented capabilities, they can also pose unimagined risks to global security. The Institute for Security and Technology’s (IST) mission is to bridge gaps between technology and policy leaders to help solve these emerging security problems together. 

Memo: Roadmap to Potential Prohibition of Ransomware Payments

As the debate on ransomware payment bans continues, the Ransomware Task Force co-chairs released their Roadmap to Potential Prohibition of Ransomware Payments—16 steps that could reduce the need for a ban or facilitate effective eventual imposition of a ban.

 

 

Report Release: Public-Private Partnerships to Combat Ransomware

IST, in collaboration with the Global Forum on Cyber Expertise, studies Europol’s EC3, CISA’s Joint Cyber Defense Collaborative, and the Ransomware Task Force. What challenges did each public-private partnership face? What does an ideal public-private partnership look like?

 

 

24 in ’24: Doubling Down on the Ransomware Task Force Recommendations

As of May 2023, 50% of the Ransomware Task Force’s original 48 recommendations have seen significant progress–but what about the other 24? On April 24, the Ransomware Task Force hosts an all-day event to zero in on those 24 and discuss how we might redouble our efforts.

 

 

The Inaugural Cyber Policy Awards

On April 24, 2024, the Cyber Policy Awards Organizing Committee hosts the Cyber Policy Awards, an annual gathering of the U.S. cyber policy community to honor and celebrate those who drove significant progress in the preceding year, and to make resolutions for the new year.

 

 

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IST is Hiring!

IST is hiring an Associate (or Senior Associate) for Ecosystem Trust & Safety to help design and lead the organization’s Applied Trust & Safety Initiative.

 

 

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Announcing Finalists for the inaugural Cyber Policy Awards

The Cyber Policy Awards organizing committee is pleased to announce selection of 16 finalists who are in contention to receive “The Atlas” trophy, chosen by an august panel of judges from across the cyber community.

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Announcing Judges for the Inaugural Cyber Policy Awards

On the evening of April 24, the the Institute for Security and Technology (IST), in partnership with the Center for Cybersecurity Policy and Law, will host the first annual Cyber Policy Awards, a gathering of the U.S. cyber policy community to honor and celebrate those who drove significant progress in the preceding year, and to make resolutions for the new year.

Today, the Cyber Policy Awards’ organizing committee is pleased to announce our panel of judges, composed of seven august members of the cyber policy community.

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Applied Trust and Safety Initiative

Q&A: Hannah Ajakaiye on manipulated media in the 2023 Nigerian presidential elections, generative AI, and possible interventions

In early 2023, voters in Nigeria’s presidential election were inundated with election disinformation. AI-generated deep fakes, as well as paid posts falsely linking candidates to militant or separatist groups, filled social media platforms. In the months leading up to the election, journalist Hannah Ajakaiye spearheaded local efforts to fight the proliferation of misinformation with FactsMatterNG, a fact-checking initiative she founded to restore information integrity on digital platforms. 

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Introducing the Trust & Safety Advisory Group

IST’s Applied Trust & Safety Initiative is a unique, cross-collaborative commitment to tackling some of the industry’s most pressing issues. Both nimble and nascent, we rely on partnership across the T&S field to drive forward our work. As we seek to make thoughtful, well-informed decisions that will position us to leave a lasting impact in this space, we’ve excited to introduce IST’s Trust & Safety Advisory Group (TSAG).

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