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There is a fundamental dependence on the internet and digital technology across the economy and society, with complex global supply chains, considerations of security and sovereign capability, and access to relevant technology all becoming key geopolitical considerations. Meanwhile, offensive cyber capabilities are increasingly regarded as tools to project national influence. A truly whole-of-society response to these cyber challenges requires a more sustained effort to bind in the private sector, academia, the ‘third sector’ and other elements of wider society. While exploring various international cyber strategies, RUSI’s research seeks to identify what the UK should prioritise through our elaboration of five principles for future national cyber strategy.
Louise Marie Hurel
Conrad Prince CB
Distinguished Fellow and Senior Cyber Adviser
Director, Cyber Research