Virtual Library

Our virtual library is an online repository of all of the reports, papers, and briefings that IST has produced, as well as works that have influenced our thinking.

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Memo

Roadmap to Potential Prohibition of Ransomware Payments

Ransomware Task Force Co-Chairs

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Reports

Unlocking U.S. Technological Competitiveness: Evaluating Initial Solutions to Public-Private Misalignments

Ben Purser, Pavneet Singh

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Reports

Public Private Partnerships to Combat Ransomware: An inquiry into three case studies and best practices

Elizabeth Vish, Georgeanela Flores Bustamante

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Reports

Unlocking U.S. Technological Competitiveness: Public-Private Misalignments in Biotechnology, Energy, and Quantum Sectors

Ben Purser, Pavneet Singh

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Reports

Effects of Electromagnetic Pulses on Communication Infrastructure: An IST Primer

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Reports

How Does Access Impact Risk? Assessing AI Foundation Model Risk Along a Gradient of Access

Zoë Brammer, along with contributors from the AI Foundation Model Access Working Group

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Fact Sheet

DOD and SBA Launch the Small Business Investment Company Critical Technology (SBICCT) Initiative

Strategic Balancing Initiative

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Hedges, Technology, and the Future of Proliferation

Leah Walker and Vipin Narang

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When states seek to bolster their own security, they often consider some degree of nuclear weapons development along the way. More than just “sprinting for a bomb,” states have many paths and degrees of proliferation options available to them. As a central force in informing and enabling those options, technology holds a special role in nuclear proliferation. Whether it’s advanced engineering technologies that enable a faster or quieter development process, or the digital technologies that support a more theoretical “hedging” approach, leaders should take special note of how available and emerging technologies shape the proliferation landscape.

In his new book, Seeking the Bomb, MIT’s Vipin Narang breaks down these various options and pathways toward nuclear-backed security. On February 15, 2022, IST’s Leah Walker hosted a conversation with Dr. Narang for an incisive look at his findings and an open conversation about the prospects for nuclear proliferators and the nonproliferation regime in the years to come.