There are opportunities and challenges relating to our highly digital age. At NUPI, our research is focused on the security-related aspects of the digital age
Cyber is related to computers, information technology and digital networks and refers to both digital information and physical objects/infrastructure.
Digital technologies change societies rapidly. There are great opportunities related to this development. At the same time, our increased dependence on digital solutions create societal and security vulnerabilities. NUPI works on issues related to cybersecurity, global cyber governance and international cyber norms, capacity building in developing countries, public-private cooperation, democracies and digital threats, cyber-weapons in international conflicts and threats to critical infrastructure.
Our aim is to produce high-quality research relevant to academic and policy debates.
Some of the questions we address are:
- What digital threats are there today and how can we work to increase awareness of these challenges and of potential responses?
- How should developing countries handle digital challenges?
- What is the most efficient way to govern cyberspace – now and in the future?
For information on our research on cyber, visit NUPI's Centre for Cyber Security Studies.
News about cyber
10 Dec 2021
The technology-driven transformation of the media environment is changing politics worldwide. Yet everywhere is not the same. The digital revolution yields different results in different political contexts. This policy brief analyses digital media’s role in the political...
This Policy Brief looks at the rapid growth in internet usage in sub-Saharan Africa and its implications for governance, cybersecurity and development in the region.
Publications about cyber
: Policy Brief
2021The technology-driven transformation of the media environment is changing politics worldwide. Yet everywhere is not the same. The digital revolution yields different results in different political contexts. This policy brief analyses digital media’s role in the political crisis unfolding in Lebanon –...
: Policy Brief
2021China is a growing digital technology (digi-tech) power and a leading provider of digi-tech resources internationally. China’s digi-tech growth is helping to create opportunities in other and developing countries, but it also stirring concern regarding digital security and the safeguarding of individual...
Research projects about cyber
2021 - 2025 (Ongoing)
CYKNOW will promote better understanding of cyber security, as well as develop novel theoretical and methodological tools for cybersecurity research in particular.
Foto: Kyrre Lien/NTB Scanpix
2021 - 2022 (Ongoing)
Norway has a seat in the UN Security Council in 2021 - 2022. Through this project we will facilitate meetings with the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs to discuss important strategic issues.
Photograph: EU media library
COOPERATION: President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen and President og the AU, Moussa Faki Mahama.2020 - 2021 (Ongoing)
This collaborative project between NUPI, ACCORD and ECFR aims to stimulate and enrich the dialogue in Africa and Europe on the underlying geopolitical, Covid-19, peace and security and other key developments...