Cyberspace is an increasingly important arena for systemic competition and for the clash of competing interests, values and visions of our global future. Russia’s recent aggression and violation of Ukraine’s territorial integrity has been an acute reminder of the central role of cyber in today’s geopolitical balance and societies’ ability to function.
The new UK Cyber Strategy emphasises the fact that cyber requires global cooperation and shared approaches to common challenges. Finland’s cyber strategy also outlines international cooperation as a key strategic guideline. There is broad recognition on the need to work collectively as responsible cyber powers, but what should this cooperation entail in practice? The UK, US and EU are all key players in cyber diplomacy, but how do their approaches differ in this space and how does this power balance between key actors appear in the global landscape of today’s cyber threats?