Trends in Government Cyber Security Activities in 2016

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Gil Baram

Tel Aviv University

Deganit Paikowsky

Tel Aviv University

Tal Pavel

Tel Aviv University

Isaac Ben-Israel

Tel Aviv University

Date Written: April 30, 2017

Abstract

The present paper reviews the main cyber events of 2016 from the perspective of governments. It outlines and analyzes key identifiable trends in cyber activities and policies worldwide such as the establishment of special national cyber strategies, enhancing research and development efforts, and strengthening international cyber collaborations and regulations. We focus mainly on major developments in the U.S, Russia, China, as well as other European and Asian powers. Our main findings show that while quantum computing and block chain technologies are developing rapidly and IoT and AI are picking up steam, governments are simultaneously improving their defensive and offensive capabilities and are trying to find new ways to deal with the emerging threats. Given the rapid pace of technological development, it remains to be seen whether these accelerated governmental efforts will succeed.

Keywords: cyber policy, 2016, cyber security

Suggested Citation

Baram, Gil and Paikowsky, Deganit and Pavel, Tal and Ben-Israel, Isaac, Trends in Government Cyber Security Activities in 2016 (April 30, 2017). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3113106 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3113106

Gil Baram (Contact Author)

Tel Aviv University ( email )

Ramat Aviv
Tel-Aviv, 6997801
Israel

Deganit Paikowsky

Tel Aviv University

Ramat Aviv
Tel-Aviv, 6997801
Israel

Tal Pavel

Tel Aviv University

Ramat Aviv
Tel-Aviv, 6997801
Israel

Isaac Ben-Israel

Tel Aviv University ( email )

Ramat Aviv
Tel-Aviv, 6997801
Israel

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