Cyber-biosecurity threats are escalating as malicious actors target critical infrastructure, biotech firms, and research institutions. This briefer provides an overview of the trends and critical risks at the nexus of cybersecurity and biosecurity. It then offers high-level recommendations for addressing these risks.
As new strategies enter implementation stages, CSR is kicking off a writing series to publicly highlight the progress we are monitoring. This is the first in an ongoing series that will highlight the status of key Nolan Center recommendations we made in the past.
The inaugural Biodefense Posture Review represents a major step in recognizing the severity that biological threats pose to national security. It reflects the dedication of the DoD to conduct an extensive review of its policies, plans, and authorities, and evaluate the modernization required to successfully achieve the goals of the DoD’s mission as laid out…
It is a dangerous time in history, and the complexity of security risks is not likely to diminish anytime soon. Yet normalizing nuclear threats, and possibly the use of nuclear weapons, is not the answer.
This briefer provides an overview of proposed biodefense spending in the U.S. government’s FY24 budget across all relevant federal agencies, including the Department of Defense, Health and Human Services, Homeland Security, and others. The Nolan Center’s analysis is designed to highlight notable changes in funding, potentially important new programs, and areas for improvement in vital…
Several experts at CSR’s Nolan Center hold deep experience in chemical weapons threat reduction and elimination, including oversight of the destruction of the U.S. stockpile and treaty compliance, and weighed in today on the nation’s achievement.
Finland’s long tradition of close security cooperation with NATO places the country in a unique position to lead the alliance in building toward the strategic concept of deterrence by denial across the full spectrum of CBRN threats.
The UK has long had strong capabilities for addressing biological risks, yet more than ever its national strategy now recognizes the potential for biological threats to have catastrophic impacts and seeks to continue expanding on lessons from and capabilities developed during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The completion of chemical weapons destruction in Colorado is a strong signal of upholding the norm against possessing and using these brutal weapons. It also stands in stark contrast to the illegal use of chemical weapons in recent years by countries such as Syria and Russia, and concerns that Russia may use them in its…
On June 7, CSR hosted an event with former Executive Office of the President policymakers on the importance of reauthorizing the Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness Act (PAHPA).