International Policy Institute

Cybersecurity Initiative

International cybersecurity policy has swiftly become one of the world’s most pressing security issues. Lack of shared international norms, rampant cybercrime, uneven cybersecurity capacity, and the ever deepening ubiquity of connected devices create international challenges that remain unsolved.

Drawing on the Jackson School’s deep regional and global expertise, the Cybersecurity Initiative steps into this fraught landscape of international cybersecurity politics offering classes, research, events, and fora for the exchange in expertise between stakeholders.

The major components of the Cybersecurity Initiative are:

  1. Producing student and faculty written research briefs on pressing global cybersecurity policy issues,
  2. Facilitating the exchange of expertise between higher education and the public and private sectors through an Initiative built network of cybersecurity professionals,
  3. Convening events on emerging cybersecurity topics,
  4. Creating innovative cybersecurity policy focused curriculum and learning opportunities for students.
  5. Integrating student researchers into the Initiative’s work, giving them valuable experience through intensive, mentored research experiences focused on tasks given to them by external partners.
Feature Series

Cybersecurity Initiative Highlights

  • Southeast Asian
  • Chinese_keyboard_Mac_Closeup
  • North_Korea_Flag
  • stack_of_flipkart_packages
  • Twitter black and white
  • Electrical_Towers_Over_Rice_Field_India
  • Submarine_Cables_Map
  • Jackson School Applied Research Project students at Microsoft
  • Congressional team at UW Club on August 10 with UW professors for the Congressional Cybersecurity Bootcamp
  • Photo_of_East_Europe_from_the_International_Space_Station
  • North Korea leader Kim Jong Un
  • An image of three views of earn with binary code
  • Closeup_of_Crypto_rings_on_enigma_machine
  • Seal_of_the_United_States_National_Transportation_Safety_Board

View all Cybersecurity Research

Cybersecurity Faculty

Cybersecurity Fellows

Past Cybersecurity Fellows