Industrial espionage – i.e. the theft of trade secrets, intellectual property, and scientific know-how from enterprises and research centres – is on the rise worldwide. This Alert assesses state-sponsored industrial espionage in peacetime, and seeks to highlight the threat it poses to national and economic security.
Riding the digital wave – The impact of cyber capacity building on human development
Report - No21 - 19 December 2014
edited by Patryk Pawlak
This report offers a valuable contribution to shaping the EU’s posture on capacity building. By promoting a development-focused approach to the issue, it provides a valuable alternative to the predominantly threat-oriented narrative about cybersecurity. The authors address security not as an end in itself but rather as a means towards social, economic and political development.
Consequently, they seek to build bridges between different policy communities. As noted on numerous instances in these pages, such a comprehensive and integrated approach to cyber capacity building is instrumental to ensuring the sustainability and the effectiveness of current and future initiatives in this domain.