Cyber Attribution Project Receives AIF Support

More than $110,000 was raised in the 2017 Alumni Impact Fund campaign—funding to help move completed RAND research closer to having impact and making a difference to individuals, communities, and organizations around the world. All donors to the AIF were invited to vote on the project to receive this funding, selecting from among four projects chosen by Michael Rich for their ability to have greater policy impact with an infusion of post-research funding.

The votes have been tallied, and “Promoting Accountability in Cyberspace” has been awarded Alumni Impact Fund support. Researchers John Davis and Jonathan Welburn will use the funding to help shape the developing policy narrative on accountability in cyberspace.

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Several high-level actions on the international stage will bring the need for policy recommendations about cyber attribution to a head in 2018, including a NATO summit scheduled for July. Recent RAND research recommended the creation of an independent, international organization tasked with investigating and publicly attributing major cyber attacks. Alumni Impact Fund support will enable outreach efforts, including commentary for international media outlets.

Additionally, the funding will support engagement with high-level stakeholders to refine the specifications and the implementation of a global cyber attribution organization.

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