Please visit the Monterey Institute Cyber Security Initiative (MCySec) website for additional information on our efforts. Here you can find details on our director, fellows, partners as well as our nearly 40 faculty, and senior staff. In addition, we list current and past events, speaker series and blogs. We also provide academic, international, U.S. government, private sector and think tank resources on cyber hygiene, news, terminology, publications, cyber threat maps, all existing cyber security polices of nation states and international agreements. Welcome!
Our mission is to create an interdisciplinary platform to assess the impact of the information age on security, peace and communications.
This includes hard security, human security, economic/business issues, language and linguistics, social media, digital ethics and environmental issues.
Housed in the Office of the President, we: a) provide input and coordinate the Institute’s existing efforts related to information, communication and technology in multiple fields; b) create a collaborative community of interest to increase public-private partnership; c) provide a forum for international, key-leader engagement; and d) develop research and education on cyberspace issues.
MCySec's model is premised on the notion that building an international, inter-disciplinary network amongst key stakeholders provides a balanced voice on salient topics related to information. By partnering with multiple institutes locally, nationally and worldwide we aim to leverage the many strengths of various existing efforts to better assess contemporary cyberspace threats and garner potential opportunities for peace.
We also host small, key-leader-engagement meetings on cutting edge topics in a Chatham House rules format to create a community of interest on various aspects of cyber policy. We have partnered with the Highlands Group to pave the way to fully developing a Highlands Forum model for academia.
Finally, MCySec maximizes its geographical location near Silicon Valley to better reflect the pulse of the San Francisco Bay Area as well as international perspectives. By engaging in public-private partnership efforts, we aim to inform policy makers from a bottom-up approach that complements existing efforts.