Our working paper “The Cybersecurity Governance Triangle: Preliminary Findings and Recommendations,” considers which technologies are currently presenting the most critical challenges for cybersecurity governance, especially for safety, security, and privacy, as highlighted above. We recommend a renewed focus on risk management and governance of smart connected devices, and avenues for cooperation among domestic and international institutions. An integrated approach is the best path forward for policymaking at the intersection of technology and risk. We’ve found positive commonalities between the U.S. and Germany for leadership capacity in this domain. As both countries continue to navigate this intersection, they remain committed to democratic values, the rule of law, and competitive markets, making their joint leadership a potential action-forcing mechanism for the European Union and other nations to follow suit. The most vital sectors to begin with will be energy, healthcare, and transportation.
As a step towards improving the cyber relationship between other nations, and the U.S., the Program on Geopolitics, Technology, and Governance seeks to build a sustainable and ongoing dialogue with international and regional partners, through an initial effort to conduct cooperative research on cybersecurity-related issues. This effort involves workshops, one held abroad and at Stanfrod. The workshops and potential publications will serve as proof of concept that a productive dialogue at the academic level is possible, and sustainable.