Center on Cyber and Technology Innovation
FDD’s Center on Cyber and Technology Innovation (CCTI) seeks to advance U.S. prosperity and security through technology innovation while countering threats to the U.S. government, private sector, and allied countries.
Technology holds the promise of greater inclusivity and productivity for American society. At the same time, the cyber domain is providing new avenues for state and non-state actors to undermine our national security and democracy, pilfer intellectual property from private companies, and steal personal identifiable information. To capitalize on these opportunities and address these challenges, CCTI combines rigorous academic research of adversaries’ strategies and capabilities with scientific experimentation and interdisciplinary study to unlock technological, governance, and policy solutions. CCTI operates through three interrelated initiatives:
- CSC 2.0: FDD houses CSC 2.0, an initiative to preserve the legacy and continue the work of the congressionally mandated Cyberspace Solarium Commission. CSC 2.0 supports efforts to implement outstanding CSC recommendations, provides annual assessments of the implementation of the commission’s recommendations, and conducts research and analysis on several outstanding cybersecurity issues identified by the commission during its tenure.
- Transformative Cyber Innovation Lab: TCIL bridges the gap between existing technology, policy, and governance to drive revolutionary, society-wide improvements in cyber resilience. TCIL nurtures technologically feasible, testable pilot projects that begin to solve some of the hardest technical challenges afflicting society and the national security industrial base.
- Cyber-Enabled Economic Warfare: FDD’s CEEW project focuses on how authoritarian adversaries are using cyber means to undermine the foundation of U.S. strength — its economic wherewithal — to weaken America politically and militarily. CEEW researches the intersection between cyber operations and economic warfare, where technological developments are being adapted to cause strategic damage.
Dr. Samantha Ravich serves as chairman of FDD’s Center on Cyber and Technology Innovation. Mark Montgomery is the Senior Director of CCTI and leads CSC 2.0.
CCTI is one of FDD’s centers on American power, which also include FDD’s Center on Military and Political Power and FDD’s Center on Economic and Financial Power.
Defining Cyber-enabled economic warfare (CEEW)
A hostile strategy involving attack(s) against a nation using cyber technology with the intent to weaken its economy and thereby reduce its political and military power.Learn More
Involves the unauthorized access of a network in order to steal, destroy, or otherwise alter information, commit fraud or extortion, or damage property (physically or virtually), or the denial of access to a network by rightful users.Learn More
Defining Cyber deterrence
Is the manipulation of an adversary’s cost/benefit analysis of a given cyber activity.Learn More
Acts of cyberwarfare are aimed at degrading an adversary’s military capabilities or denying an adversary the effective use of its cyber systems and weapons.Learn More
Defining Cyber-enabled information warfare
Uses cyber means to influence the decisions or actions of a foreign nation by affecting the opinions, emotions, or attitudes of its citizens.Learn More
- Sanctions and Illicit Finance
- North Korea
- Blockchain and Digital Currencies
- Military and Political Power
RADM (Ret) Mark Montgomery
Dr. Georgianna Shea
CCTI Board of Advisors
Full Steam Ahead
Enhancing Maritime Cybersecurity
CSC 2.0 Report
U.S. Helps NATO Ally Albania Combat Iranian Cyberattacks
Washington Steps Up Anti-Ransomware Efforts, Again
The Dark Side of the Coin
Ukraine’s Cyber Defense Offers Lessons for Taiwan
Washington should work with Taipei to stiffen the island's defenses against network attacks.