Cyber Strategy and Innovation

Cyber Strategy and Innovation

Digital innovation is crucial for economic growth and societal progress. However, cybersecurity is a significant concern for all digital innovations, either on the company level or the national level.

For companies, the success of digital business models and the transition into digital production depend on a comprehensive strategy to address and mitigate cyber risks. Cyber risks affect the availability and integrity of production as well as the quality of digital products and services. Cyber threats also pose risks to the intellectual property of the company and its ability to succeed in a digital environment. Cyber espionage and cybercrime target a rapidly growing number of businesses.

The same applies to nation states. Modern societies strongly depend on information technology. Critical infrastructure protection against military and criminal cyberattacks is a priority of governments worldwide. Even the functioning of democratic systems as a whole is at risk. Leaks, misuse of social bots and election hacking target the fundamental legitimization of democracies.

Cyber strategies have to cope with the dilemma of fostering innovation whilst mitigating cyber risks. DSI designs effective, responsible strategies for politics, business and society in Europe's digital future. It is our understanding that effective cyber strategies are first and foremost innovation strategies.

We work on

  • Nation-wide cyber strategies, linking together political, military, economic and scientific elements
  • Company cyber strategies, combining technological and economic innovation with effective risk management
  • Methods to describe the ability of an organization to assess and control digital dependencies
  • Building models for the digital sovereignty of companies and nations
  • Strategies to enhance the cyber capabilities of nation states and companies, including effective models for public private partnerships

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