Most of the cyber security challenges we face, as well as the opportunities we have to address those challenges, have important international dimensions. States compete for power and influence in cyberspace through diverse economic, military, and intelligence means. They seek advantage through direct strategic competition and by exploiting the opportunities of international diplomacy and trade. Companies are integrated into complex transnational supply chains and a global cyber security market that thrives on innovation but struggles to keep pace with dynamic and agile cyber threats.
Considerations of how to balance national priorities against a complex international cybersecurity landscape, while still keeping human beings at the centre of decision-making, is a major challenge which this theme will help to address.