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As every sector of the global economy and nearly every facet of modern society undergo digital transformation, ITIF advocates for policies that spur not just the development of IT innovations, but more importantly their adoption and use throughout the economy. In the area of cybersecurity, ITIF studies how governments and the private sector can improve the security and resiliency of computers and networks.


Europe’s Cloud Security Regime Should Focus on Technology, Not Nationality

Europe’s Cloud Security Regime Should Focus on Technology, Not Nationality

The EU’s new cloud cybersecurity regime should focus on good security practices, as the U.S. FedRAMP regime does. Emulating China’s protectionist focus on firm nationality is a bad security practice that weakens transatlantic influence over cybersecurity issues globally.

The Effect of International Proposals for Monitoring Obligations on End-To-End Encryption

The Effect of International Proposals for Monitoring Obligations on End-To-End Encryption

European and U.S. policymakers have proposed imposing monitoring obligations on Internet intermediaries to improve online safety. Despite their best efforts, these proposals risk undermining users’ privacy by eliminating the use of end-to-end encryption. Therefore, policymakers should not pursue them.

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August 5, 2023|Presentations

Critical Infrastructure and the State of Cyber Threats

Nigel Cory provides keynote remarks at the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Workshop on Cybersecurity Considerations in Critical Infrastructure.

June 6, 2023|Op-Eds & Contributed Articles

Should Software Companies Be Held Liable for Security Flaws?

Imposing liability on software companies would likely do more harm than good. Companies would pass on those costs to customers, raising costs for everyone with no guarantee of better security.

June 5, 2023|Presentations

Encryption Is a Cornerstone of Secure Communication and Data Protection

Kir Nuthi speaks about encryption and the vital role of safeguarding sensitive information in today's digital landscape at an event hosted by Allied for Startups.

March 21, 2023|Presentations

Key Issues Emerging From the Government’s Consultation on the Online Advertising Programme

Kir Nuthi speaks at "The Future for Online Advertising Regulation" conference on how the UK's Online Advertising Programme might affect international companies looking to work in the UK markets.

February 28, 2023|Blogs

Groupthink Is To Blame for Recent TikTok Bans

A growing number of countries have banned TikTok for alleged security threats. If the threat from China is real, a TikTok ban alone is too limited, but if the threat is overstated, these bans are a wasteful exercise in security theater. Either way, these bans are misguided.

January 24, 2023|Presentations

The Future of Cybersecurity Law and Regulation: Emerging Trends and Challenges

Kir Nuthi moderates a session about the future of cybersecurity law and regulation and its emerging trends and challenges at #RISKDigtial, a digital conference hosted by GRC World Forums.

December 15, 2022|Testimonies & Filings

Feedback to the European Commission on the Draft Cyber Resilience Act

The draft Cyber Resilience Act is too broad in scope and needs clearer definitions. The legislation’s fundamental pitfalls will burden businesses with compliance and undermine avenues for innovation like open source software. With targeted changes, the Cyber Resilience Act can promote better cybersecurity in the internal market without hurting competition and innovation across Europe.

December 14, 2022|Events

Malvertising: How Piracy Sites Use Malicious Ads to Infect Consumer Devices With Malware

Watch ITIF's panel discussion about the threat that malware in ads on piracy sites poses to consumers, the implications of these malicious ads for cybersecurity, and how the public and private sectors can address this issue. Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC), Co-Chair of the Senate Cybersecurity Caucus, will provide keynote remarks.

December 12, 2022|Reports & Briefings

How Policymakers Can Prevent Gift Card Scams

Gift card scams are on the rise. Scammers have relied on predatory tactics, emotional stories, and product tampering to steal nearly $450 million from unsuspecting Americans in the last three years alone, and the trend shows little signs of slowing.

November 23, 2022|Testimonies & Filings

Coalition Letter Regarding the UK Online Safety Bill

A coalition of 70 individuals and organizations, including ITIF’s Center for Data Innovation, sent an open letter to the United Kingdom’s Prime Minister Rishi Sunak opposing the Online Safety Bill’s clauses that erode end-to-end encryption in private messaging and other online services.

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