Institute for Security and Technology (IST)

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The Institute for Security and Technology builds solutions to enhance the security of the global commons. Our goal is to provide the tools and insights needed for companies and governments to outpace emerging global security threats. Our non-traditional approach has a bias towards action, as we build trust across domains, provide unprecedented access, and deliver and implement solutions. Our portfolio consists of three pillars that offer an integrated approach to solving them: the Policy Labthe Tech Works, and the Network for Global Security.

In the Policy Lab, cutting edge research and analysis produces policy recommendations and implementation strategies on emerging global security issues – with a bias towards action all the way through. From cybersecurity and information warfare; the impact of technology on democracy and human security; nuclear security; to the role that machine learning, artificial intelligence (AI) and other emerging technologies play in shaping national security policy – we examine, analyze, and provide recommendations to both policy makers and technology leaders by understanding the intricacies of the intersection between tech and the national security community.

Through our Tech Works, we create tangible solutions out of the analysis and recommendations from the Policy Lab, by actually bringing both the national security and technology community together to prototype, ideate, and spin out technical solutions to solve these complex challenges.

None of this works without the extensive networks we rely on and bring to the table – and that is why our third pillar is the Network for Global Security. We exist to force disparate communities to engage. We convene the different and oh so similar national security and technology communities in order to provide physical, virtual, and trustworthy spaces to come together to solve these wicked challenges.