Cyber Transparency Value Chain

Cyber Transparency Value Chain


Transparency in cyber space is widely seen as an important mechanism to build confidence, to prevent inadvertent incidents and damage, and to increase accountability of  those who seek to misuse cyberspace. The (im-)plausible deniability and lack of transparency on attribution of cyberattacks limits diplomatic efforts both track 1 (formal negotiations between states)  and track 2 (non governmental conflict resolution), as discussions lack a sound basis for common exchange.

The Hague Centre for Strategic  Studies (HCSS) and the CyberPeace Institute are working together to increase cyber transparency, to inform policy processes and capacity building efforts, and contribute to accountability efforts. We have jointly published the Report Cyber Transparency Value Chain: From Awareness and Understanding to Attribution, Monitoring and Sanctioning, Open Source Monitors and Observatories.  This Report provides an overview of the monitors and observatories developed to date by each organization, which evolve as the threat and policy landscape evolves.

To support and enhance transparency, specific online monitors and analysis are published on the cyber threat landscape to enable a broader understanding of the different threat actors, the impact and harms of cyber incidents, and accountability efforts of actors, including sanctioning of actors for breaches of laws and norms in cyberspace.

Published: January 2023

Author: The CyberPeace Institute, The Hague Centre for Strategic  Studies (HCSS)

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