We are global research leaders on cyber policy and security. We are committed to understanding the impact of cyber on governments, companies and societies.

RUSI’s Cyber research group takes a global approach to its research, examining UK and international strategic responses to cyber. The team leverages the broader experience of RUSI staff and Associate Fellows and has fostered a growing network of cyber experts from both the public and private sectors and academia.

Our research agenda is structured around the following themes: cyber strategy, cyber resilience, cyber threats and offensive cyber. The team pursues different aspects of these themes, depending upon policy priorities at any given time.

We take what can sometimes be a complex and technical subject and aim to communicate it in plain language, for non-technical audiences. Our programme of work informs and enriches policy approaches to cyber-related challenges by developing a strong evidence base that is available to policymakers and practitioners.

Current research projects examine the implementation of the UK’s 2022 National Cyber Strategy, offensive cyber operations, technology and national security in the context of the Net Zero environmental transition, cyber insurance and ransomware, responsible cyber power, and cyber capacity building.

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