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Our research repositories present a collection of open-source resources that showcase research and analysis that has directly influenced our initiatives. Non-IST publications are copyrighted by external authors not affiliated with IST.

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Op-ed

The Nuclear Risk Reduction Approach: A Useful Path Forward for Crisis Mitigation

Sylvia Mishra

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Reports

Nuclear Crisis Communications: Mapping Risk Reduction Implementation Pathways

Sylvia Mishra

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Reports

Towards a Stronger Ukrainian Media Ecosystem

Leah Walker, Alexa Wehsener, Natalia Antonova

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Op-ed

Pentagon’s Office of Strategic Capital must win over Silicon Valley

Leah Walker and Alexa Wehsener

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Fact Sheet

DOD Establishes the Office of Strategic Capital

Strategic Balancing Initiative

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Video

Cyber Resilience and Insurance Innovation

Blueprint for Ransomware Defense Webinar Series | Monica Shokrai, Davis Hake, Prashant Pai, and John Banghart

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Reports

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

Leah Walker, Alexa Wehsener

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Intervention or Cooperation? The Roles for Military and Law Enforcement in Combating Ransomware

Lauren Zabierek, Gavin Wilde, Gary Corn, Dmitri Alperovitch, and Megan Stifel

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Ransomware may be the most visible cybersecurity crisis of the moment, but it’s just one aspect of a broader national security threat landscape. As the pressure builds for greater government-led responses to cyber threats, the Biden Administration has reportedly opted to lean heavily on U.S. Cyber Command.

USCYBERCOM is one element of a comprehensive and diverse whole-of-government approach to cyber threats. As the United States looks to build and fund an effective toolbox of public-private collaboration on cybersecurity risk management, we’ll take a closer look at the role of law enforcement and military authorities in managing the ransomware threat.

The threat landscape is generally known, the cybersecurity best practices are well established though not widely implemented. But what are the rules of engagement for law enforcement and the military in preparing for and responding to threat actors operating overseas, often in jurisdictions that lack the political will to effectively address these actors? What’s at stake in blending these tools and how do and should we work with allies or even adversarial countries in combating ransomware?

On December 15, 2021, IST’s Megan Stifel hosted a conversation with Lauren Zabierek, Gavin Wilde, Gary Corn, and Dmitri Alperovitch on law enforcement and the military’s role in combating national-scale cyber threats.