NTI Signs the 2018 Paris Cyber Call for Trust and Security in Cyberspace to Support Protections for Critical Infrastructure

The Nuclear Threat Initiative (NTI) has joined more than 400 supporters of the 2018 Paris Call for Trust and Security in Cyberspace, designed to address and improve the current cyber environment through norm development and heightened security of critical infrastructure. The Paris Call was launched on November 12, 2018 by French President Emmanuel Macron and is a high-level declaration on developing international common principles for securing cyberspace. Fifty-seven nations and more than 300 technology firms have joined the Paris Call.

The Paris Call specifically promotes international norms against cyberattacks to build confidence and trust. NTI works to address the security risks cyber threats pose to nuclear facilities—one type of critical infrastructure, the sabotage of which could lead to a dangerous release of radiation. NTI addresses these threats by facilitating cooperation and information sharing among global partners.

In particular, the Paris Call affirms that parties should work together to:

  •      Prevent and recover from malicious cyber activities that threaten or cause significant, indiscriminate or systemic harm to individuals and critical infrastructure;
  •      Promote the widespread acceptance and implementation of international norms of responsible behavior as well as confidence-building measures in cybersecurity;
  •      Strengthen the security of digital processes, products, and services, throughout their lifecycle and supply chain

A full list of 2018 Paris Cyber Call Signatories can be found here.

About NTI’s Cyber-Nuclear Work

The Nuclear Threat Initiative seeks to capture the opportunities new and emerging technologies afford while working to reduce the impact of their malevolent use, including the growing and potentially catastrophic cyber threat to nuclear systems and facilities around the world. Our recent publications include:

Nuclear Weapons in the New Cyber Age addresses NTI’s cyber-nuclear weapons study group’s chilling conclusion that a successful cyberattack on nuclear weapons or related systems—including nuclear planning systems, early warning systems, communication systems, and delivery systems, in addition to the nuclear weapons themselves—could have catastrophic consequences.

NTI’s report, Outpacing Cyber Threats: Priorities for Cybersecurity at Nuclear Facilities, takes a fresh look at cybersecurity at nuclear facilities and offers a set of ambitious, forward-leaning priorities and recommendations.

January 23, 2019
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The Nuclear Threat Initiative (NTI) has joined more than 400 supporters of the 2018 Paris Call for Trust and Security in Cyberspace, designed to address and improve the current cyber environment through norm development and heightened security of critical infrastructure.