IST Policy Lab

Flexible to the range of novel security threats that tie the environments of today and tomorrow, the Policy Lab is where our dynamic analysis is formulated, housed, and translated into action.

The Tec(h)tonic Futures Project

How is global security and stability affected when the United States no longer holds innovation, economic and military dominance?

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Machine Learning and U.S. Nuclear Command Control and Communications

Ramifications of novel AI technique integration into United States Nuclear Command, Control and Communications (NC3) systems

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Election Security Initiative

By creating tangible, practical and impact driven solutions, this initiative aims to enhance the protection of elections and voting infrastructure for future democratic processes.

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Future Digital Threats to Democracy

A Joint IST Initiative with the Center for a New American Security (CNAS) in Washington, D.C.

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NC3 Systems and Strategic Stability

Outlining the global effects of nuclear modernization and advanced technologies.

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Artificial Intelligence and International Security

How will AI related techniques have an impact on international security and stability, and what needs to be done to avoid unintended consequences?

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Expanding Public-Private Cyber Collaboration

Staying ahead of global cyber threats through deeper trust

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Artificial Intelligence and Strategic Stability

As countries around the world increase their focus on machine and artificial intelligence (AI) as the fundamental driver behind the next generation of warfare, these advances in AI-related technologies have the potential to significantly disrupt the nature of human-machine interaction – and potentially the assumptions underpinning warfare more broadly.

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Last Chance: Communicating at the Nuclear Brink

Nuclear war threatens the existence of humanity

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Nuclear Early Warning Systems and Social Media Storms

What are the risks of social media interacting with the early warning systems of nuclear-armed states? Could the resulting potential changes in the dispensation of leaders actually – and likely inadvertently – lead to war?

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How Nations Respond to Accidents in Complex Systems

Complex system accidents and the implications for nuclear weapons infrastructure

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A Public-Private War

Building trust between the U.S. Government and technology sector to prepare for cyber conflict.

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Combating Distributed Denial of Service Attacks

Could greater collective action more effectively reduce the threats posed by DDoS⁠ attacks—and distributed threats more broadly?

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Closing the Knowledge Gap: the DDoS Education Project

Educating a broad audience about DDoS attacks.

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Network Infrastructure Security

Institutionalizing and promoting network infrastructure security best practices

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Shadowserver Designated Fund

Facilitating efforts to make the internet safer and more resilient for everyone.

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