Estonian President on Cybersecurity

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Founded in 2003, the George Washington University Homeland Security Policy Institute (HSPI) is a nonpartisan “think and do” tank whose mission is to build bridges between theory and practice to advance homeland security through an interdisciplinary approach. By convening domestic and international policymakers and practitioners at all levels of government, the private and non-profit sectors, and academia, HSPI creates innovative strategies and solutions to current and future threats to the nation.

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HSPI Issue Brief Series

Economic Espionage and Trade Secret Theft: An Overview of the Legal Landscape and Policy Responses (PDF)

September 26, 2013

Concern about cyberespionage and intellectual property (IP) theft, particularly trade secrets, has intensified—and with good reason. While these threats are not new, rapid technological advances resulting in greater connectivity and data storage and more globalized supply chains have increased the opportunity—and potentially the payoff—to breach corporate networks and acquire sensitive corporate data.

Northern Mali: Armed Groups, State Failure, and Terrorism (PDF)

May 30, 2013

One year ago an uneasy alliance of armed groups, including jihadists with ties to al-Qaeda, seized control of northern Mali, a landlocked region slightly larger than the state of Texas.

Transportation and Supply Chain Security: Systemic Changes and Policy Opportunities (PDF)

May 24, 2013

In the past several decades these global networks of transportation and trade have become increasingly integrated and interdependent, decreasing the costs and accelerating the speed of the movement of people and goods. However, this integration and complex interdependency has led to new risks to the system, making it more vulnerable to disruption.

Recent Congressional Testimonies

Stakeholder Perspectives on Priorities for the Quadrennial Homeland Security Review (QHSR)

June 20, 2014

HSPI & Cybersecurity Initiative Director Frank Cilluffo testified on the Quadrennial Homeland Security Review, in a hearing before the U.S.

Understanding the Threat to the Homeland from AQAP (PDF)

September 18, 2013

Statement of Frank J. Cilluffo Before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Homeland Security, Subcommittee on Counterterrorism and Intelligence.

Countering the Use of the Internet for Terrorist Purposes (PDF)

May 24, 2013

While different countries may employ different means and mechanisms that best correspond to the specific circumstances and conditions that prevail in each Member State, our fundamental goals and objectives are shared—namely to thwart terrorists and terrorism committed against innocent individuals and populations.