Manca poco agli esami di maturità: sei pronto alla prima prova? Il toto-temi è iniziato da un pezzo e le possibili tracce già rimbalzano online. Una cosa però è certa: non mancheranno le tracce legate all’attualità, perciò ecco gli ultimi approfondimenti dei nostri analisti per aiutarvi sui principali temi di politica internazionale e darvi spunti di riflessione per fare collegamenti interdisciplinari che possono tornare utili all’esame di maturità.
The clock is ticking for the United Kingdom, as we enter the final month of the two-year Article 50 negotiations period, which allows the UK to secure a Withdrawal Agreement from the European Union.
The United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR) recently launched its Cyber Policy Portal – an accessible and up-to-date overview of the cyber policies of all UN Member States and a select number of intergovernmental organizations.
The Importance of Transparency to Cyber Stability
European support on SMEs working on cybersecurity and digital privacy and available funds or programmes
Elections, when free and fair, are regular and legitimate occasions to vie for power in a democratic country. In order to compete and to be elected, political competitors, usually organized into parties or movements, must follow the democratic principles that rule electoral competitions.
"Internet security and informatization are important and urgent. The dual goals of security and development are like two wings of a bird and two wheels of an engine. No internet safety means no national security. No informatization means no modernization": it was February 2014, and Chinese president Xi Jinping chaired the first meeting of the "Cybersecurity and Informatization Leading Group" (CILG), a new body of the Chinese government in charge of all cyber affairs, including political, economic, cultural and military issues.
Estimates about the impact of cybercrime on national economies and worldwide vary significantly, but they all come down to the same conclusion: online predatory crimes are a significant threat to the global economy. The public sector, banks and financial institutions, providers of public utilities, media outlets, big corporations as well as small and medium enterprises and individual internet users are all targets of malicious cyber activities.
Cybercriminals are among the greatest spenders in the research and development of cutting-edge cyber offensive capabilities. They exploit the asymmetry of cyberspace, where an attack costs much less that the defense, and they take full advantage of our lack of awareness on cybersecurity issues. They are difficult to anticipate, to trace-back and to contrast – it is almost impossible to bring them to justice. But looking at cybercrime in a simple law enforcement perspective might be misleading.
The story reads like a work of fiction, a thriller that could have been carefully crafted by a bestselling author that could evolve into an award winning series. For nearly one month in 2017, the Dutch police ran Hansa – one of the largest darknet marketplaces – impersonating its administrators in an attempt to gather as much intelligence on buyers and sellers as they could, prior to taking the market offline as a means to disrupt the criminal infrastructure. Welcome to crime fighting in the twenty-first century!