Space and Cyber Security Highlights

A US proposal to establish a new branch of its armed forces is challenging traditional approaches to space security. Visit Jane’s Intelligence Review for an examination of the implications for diplomatic efforts to prevent an arms race in space from Paul Meyer, Senior Fellow in Space and Cyber Security at The Simons Foundation.
The Government of Canada’s 2010 Cyber Security Strategy signaled that it would develop a cyber foreign policy but one has not been produced. In contrast, Australia has released a major cyber foreign policy document and outlined its diplomatic strategy for advancing its aims. Visit at the link below for commentary on this situation by Paul Meyer, Senior Fellow in Space Security, and his suggestion that Canada should follow Australia's lead in this vital realm of global policy.
Visit The Hill Times at the following link for a critical comparison of Canadian and Australian approaches to developing national cyber security strategies from Paul Meyer, The Simons Foundation’s Senior Fellow in Space Security.
Space Security Index 2017 is the fourteenth annual report on developments related to safety, sustainability, and security in outer space, covering the period January-December 2016. This assessment of the security of outer space warns of mounting stress from a combination of rapid technology change and geopolitical tensions.
Visit The Space Review for this commentary by Paul Meyer, The Simons Foundation's Senior Fellow in Space Security.
The United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR) annual Outer Space Security Conference Series provides stakeholders with an overview of current space security initiatives, an update on the implementation and adherence to existing instruments and a view of the way ahead. Click here to view the report of "Space Security 2017—Celebrating the Outer Space Treaty: 50 Years of Space Governance and Stability."
Public event presented by the Space Security Index on the future of outer space governance as the Outer Space Treaty faces the next generation of challenges. 5:30 - 7:00pm on Wednesday, May 3rd in Montreal.
Visit The Ploughshares Monitor for this interview with Paul Meyer, Senior Fellow in Space Security at The Simons Foundation, on the 50th anniversary of the Outer Space Treaty and current challenges for outer space security.

By Paul Meyer
Senior Fellow, The Simons Foundation
Published by Room, The Space Journal
January 2017

See Paul Meyer's contribution to "Reintroducing Disarmament and Cooperative Security into the Toolbox of 21st Century Leaders," a joint report of the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) and the Centre for International Studies & Diplomacy at SOAS University of London.