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The Cyber Hub

A Global Outlook on Cyber Power

As governments and businesses strive to remain competitive in a cyber era, the Economist Intelligence Unit, in sponsorship with Booz Allen, set out to understand the significance of cyber power around the world, and develop a Cyber Hub to provide an overview of the digital arena.

About the Cyber Hub

The Cyber Hub's content was built on several integral parts: an index that assesses specific aspects of the cyber environment of the G20 countries, and a series of research papers that examine the implications for the business community.

About the Research Papers

The research papers examine how the business community is responding to the opportunities and challenges offered by cyber. The investigation begins with an exploration of how organizations and government authorities can build cyber resilience. It then focuses on the specific challenges created by an increasingly mobile workforce. Both papers are based on surveys of senior executives and interviews with experts.

About the Cyber Power Index

The Cyber Power Index was developed to gain a better understanding of factors influencing cyber power globally. The index is a dynamic quantitative and qualitative model, constructed from 39 indicators and sub-indicators that measure specific attributes of the cyber environment across four drivers of cyber power: legal and regulatory framework; economic and social context; technology infrastructure; and industry application, which examines digital progress across key industries.

This benchmarking exercise covers 19 countries of the Group of 20 (G20), excluding its last member, the EU. Each country was evaluated relative to others by an Economist Intelligence Unit analyst; categories and individual indicators were weighted according to assumptions of their relative importance. Details on the methodology, including weighting, can be found in the appendix of the Cyber Power Index Findings and Methodology paper.

Cybersecurity in the Age of Mobility

Research conducted by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) and sponsored by Booz Allen Hamilton analyzes the challenge of cybersecurity in the age of mobility.  Read More

Resilience in the Cyber Era

Research conducted by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) and sponsored by Booz Allen Hamilton analyzes resilience and the evolving cyber threat. Read More

Cyber Theft of Corporate Intellectual Property

Research conducted by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) and sponsored by Booz Allen Hamilton analyzes the challenge of securing corporate intellectual property in the face of mounting cyber threats. Read More

Cyber Power Index: Key Findings

The Cyber Power Index is a dynamic quantitative and qualitative model created benchmark 19 countries of the Group of 20 (G20) in order to gain a better understanding of factors influencing cyber power globally. Read More

Predictive Intelligence: The Critical Connection between Intentions and Capabilities

Booz Allen Principal Grey Burkhart explains how cybersecurity uses the art of Predictive Intelligence to foil hackers and modern cyberthreats. Read More

BYOD: Seizing Opportunities for Innovation

Booz Allen Principal Tony Urbanovich details the processes and considerations savvy companies must apply in order to take secure advantage of and internally support mobile technologies in the workplace. Read More

Cyber Hunting: Proactively Track Anomalies to Inform Risk Decisions

Booz Allen's Rick Stotts and Scott Lippenholz prioritize APT Hunting capabilities to empower enterprises to proactively search for and discover network anomalies to prevent long term network damage. Read More

What the Astronauts Don’t See

Directed Denial of Service (DDoS) cyber attacks have plagued global banks in highly publicized events over the last year. If these attacks are coming from foreign nation-states, why isn’t the government stepping in to protect banks in the same way they would against physical attacks by invaders? Why are financial institutions solely responsible? Read More

Calculating and Communicating Risk in Business Terms

As Booz Allen Hamilton’s Todd Inskeep explains, corporate security teams do not have the bandwidth, resources, authority or operational influence to exclusively own accountability for enterprise risk management. Read More

Mobile is Enabled: Now What

Senior-level executives, IT professionals, and business unit leaders must come together to generate ideas on how to best leverage the extensive capabilities of mobile devices in order to facilitate the near-real-time responsiveness and contextual collaboration that have proven to be fundamental to success. Read More

A Blueprint for a DDOS Attack: How to Operationalize a Dynamic Layered Defense

Booz Allen Hamilton’s Jeff Lunglhofer describes the development of the latest complex DDOS attack and explains the blueprint for a holistic defensive strategy that examines and evaluates every external and internal layer of the network architecture to ensure that all defenses are aligned effectively to combat these attacks. Read More
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