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Cyber arms watch: An Analysis of Stated & Perceived Offensive Cyber Capabilities

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The Cyber Arms Watch offers a transparency index on the offensive cyber capabilities of 60 states. It compares the degree to which states are transparent about their declared cyber capabilities to outside perceptions of those capabilities.

In cyber terms, arms control is roughly in the same place as the 1950s was for nuclear weapons. There is no common understanding of what “cyber weapons” are, or indeed even “cyber forces”. States are left guessing as to the overall capability of another state.

The Cyber Arms Watch seeks to contribute to transparency by fostering a much-needed overview and comparison of the self-declared and the perceived offensive cyber capabilities of 60 states. It enables the determination of an overall “Cyber Transparency Index” for states by using two specific ratings. Read more>>.

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