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.
The results of this exercise show that loss of ecosystem functions and services—and the acceleration of climate change—may contribute to resource scarcity, food insecurity, economic fragility, community displacement, societal unrest, political instability, civil conflict and increased authoritarianism.
The correlation between climate change, national security, agri-food systems and food security is a big challenge for the diplomatic, defense and development communities. There is a need to develop a common agenda and promote dialogue and cooperation with donors and development partners on climate and food security and share best practices.
The U.S., as a global leader, has a particularly important role to play in developing more sustainable, resilient, and equitable global mitigation and adaptation policies and programs. Doing so requires increased funding and investments in science, innovation technology, research, and development to protect our food supplies and the environment while preventing global hunger, conflict, and…
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.