Cyber security, countering foreign influence and prevention of violent extremism in focus at a leadership meeting
This week MSB and DHS S&T held a leadership meeting to discuss challenges and opportunities for our long-standing bilateral research and development partnership. On the agenda were a number of prioritized fields, such as cyber security, countering foreign influence and prevention of violent extremism.
Complex matters such as cyber security, countering foreign influence and prevention of violent extremism were on the agenda when MSB on the 23rd of June held the annual leadership meeting with US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T), under the auspices of the bilateral research and development agreement. Management of the agreement, which was signed in Washington DC 2007, is a special task given to MSB by the Swedish government.
The meeting was held via video conference, and led on the Swedish side by MSB Director General Camilla Asp. In addition to extremism and influence, the meeting centred around strategic discussions on cybersecurity and climate adaptation. One of the inputs for the meeting consisted of the report produced by the American think tank Atlantic Council after the high level international roundtable arranged at the beginning of the year together with the MSB and the Swedish Embassy in Washington.