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To the Point of Failure: Identifying Failure Points for Crisis Communications Systems

Leah Walker, Alexa Wehsener

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Mapping the Ransomware Payment Ecosystem: A Comprehensive Visualization of the Process and Participants

Zoë Brammer

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Plan maestro de defensa contra los programas de secuestro

Grupo de Trabajo sobre Programas de Secuestro

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Cyber Incident Reporting Framework

Cyber Threat Alliance, Institute for Security and Technology

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Digital Tools, Cognition, and Democracy: A Review of the Literature

Zoë Brammer, Sage Miller, Leah Walker

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Reasoning: How digital technologies influence decision making and judgment

Stephanie Rodriguez

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Attention: How digital technologies influence what we notice, what we focus on, and how we learn

Stephanie Rodriguez

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Building Communications Norms Across Nuclear C2

Dr. Salma Shaheen

SUMMARY

“The pandemic has revealed a gross lack of preparedness and a weak response of nuclear-armed states to a global crisis that has implications far beyond health security.” – Dr. Salma Shaheen.

Some of the world’s nuclear-armed states continue to demonstrate inaccurate threat perceptions, inefficient planning, and failed attempts to combat the COVID 19 pandemic — how then can these countries, who have built the world’s deadliest weapons, perform in de-escalating a nuclear crisis? In our latest paper release, Dr. Salma Shaheen, stresses the importance of establishing new norms, constructing new practices, and securing reliant communications between nuclear-armed states before a potential crisis. Shaheen reaffirms the need for a direct communication link between global leaders to facilitate quick and efficient communications between nuclear-armed states — a capability she cites as essential for escalation control and nuclear weapons reduction, with a direct impact on crisis aversion and thus global security.

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