U.S.-India Cooperation in Cybersecurity

By Jonathan Reiber

Jonathan Reiber is a Senior Fellow at Berkeley's Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity. He focuses his research and writing on resilience, national contingency planning, and cybersecurity in the Asia-Pacific region. Reiber held a number of positions in the Obama Administration within the U.S. Department of Defense. In his last position, he served as Chief Strategy Officer for Cyber Policy in the Office of the Secretary of Defense. He was the principal author of The Department of Defense Cyber Strategy (2015). 

As an economic power and pivotal regional player in Asia, India is home to the second-highest number of internet users of any country in the world. Its role in establishing norms in cyberspace, as well as how it approaches securing networks, could have a lasting impact on the security and freedom of the global internet for the years to come. The Cipher Brief spoke with Jonathan Reiber, a Senior Fellow at Berkeley’s Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity and former Chief Strategy Officer for Cyber Policy in the Office of the Secretary of Defense under former Secretary Ashton B. Carter, about the status of India’s efforts to secure its digital networks and the cooperative relationship the United States and India are forging in this critical space.

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