The US and Brazil are the two largest economies in the hemisphere as well as the two largest transit points for Internet traffic. Brazil’s centrality to Internet traffic and economic strength will make it a crucial partner on issues such as cybercrime, critical infrastructure protection, and universal access.
Cuban-US relations are at a turning point. US investment in Cuban cybersecurity and cybersecurity education could grant the US a valuable regional partner as well as create economic opportunity for US companies.
US and ASEAN are significant economic, political, and geo-strategic partners. However, cyber insecurity characterizes the region, stifling potential economic and political gains.
Japan is a critical economic and security ally of the United States, both in the traditional and cyber realms. The nation has long sought help for its traditional security from the United States and it is now seeking help for its online efforts using the language of global cooperation.
The U.S. and South Korea have a long history of security cooperation and share a common enemy in North Korea. However, existing measures do not adequately address cybersecurity threats from North Korea.
Turkey and the U.S. have a long history of cooperation and Turkey’s geopolitical location makes it central to the U.S.’s Middle East policy. However, Turkey’s turn to authoritarianism, actions in the region, and the presence of Gulen in the U.S. has strained relations between the two countries.
In 2013, BRICS business leaders announced plans to construct a $185 million submarine cable connecting Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa. However, more than three years later, the BRICS
India and the U.S. share a cybersecurity interest in tackling terrorism and clean energy issues, but relations are often strained between the two countries.
Because of proximity, Mexico’s cybersecurity challenges impact the United States. However, Mexico’s poor regulatory environment, lack of funding, and lack of coordination between different levels of government makes it unable to effectively tackle cybersecurity.
As the Trump Administration develops a cybersecurity strategy for engaging Russia, it will invariably address cybercrime. Cybercrime emanating from Russia may be carried out by an array of actors ranging from disenchanted individuals to criminal groups.