Cyber and Corporations

Candice Tran Dai

Group Chair


Team member:
  • Alfred Huot De Saint Albin
  • Mr. Munish Sharma

Corporations are playing different roles in cyberspace, not only as drivers of technological innovation and operators of critical infrastructures but also as victims of cyberattacks and targets of cyberespionage campaigns as well as cybersecurity gatekeepers and firefighters or even unconscious distributors of malware via corrupted supply chains.

From a policy and governance perspective, the private sector has been proposing cyber norms to protect cyberspace through several initiatives. As critical stakeholders of cyberspace, corporations are increasingly stepping into a norm-developing role, which used to fall under the realm of governments. Cyberspace has been transforming the relationship between corporations and governments with no clear set of roles and responsibilities, where corporations have capabilities that can rival or even exceed nation-states capacity and where corporations and governments may disagree on a certain number of topics such as Net Neutrality.

CyCORP special interest group will work at the intersection of business, technology and governance and handle topics related to the position, the posture and the role of corporations in cyberspace, which include but are not limited to:

  • Cyberattacks and cyberespionage campaigns on the private sector
  • Global cyber supply chain vs. protectionism/indigenous ICT/innovation
  • Responsibilities of corporations in cyberspace
  • Emerging technologies and cybersecurity
  • Public-private collaboration on cybersecurity
  • Role of big tech companies in technology policy and cybersecurity governance
  • Geopolitical and geo-economic perspectives on the position of corporations in cyberspace

SIG in Cyber and Corporations (CyCorp)

Reports, Papers, Briefings

  • US-China Trade War and the High Technology Sector
    In this era of complex interdependence, such sudden disruptions in supply chains will not only hurt Chinese businesses in the US and elsewhere, but also damage the US economy as well as its reputation as a business destination. It is after all a vicious circle.