The two-year grant, for which the endowment has committed to raise matching funds, will help sustain and strengthen the organization's efforts to bridge the gap between the rapid pace of technological innovation and a global policy response. Leveraging the endowment's global network, the Cyber Policy Initiative works to facilitate international cooperation in the development of cyber strategies, policies, and norms, with a focus on achieving greater stability and civility in cyberspace. In recognition of the challenges that governments face in managing rapidly evolving technology, much of the initiative's work is aimed at mobilizing market forces to motivate suppliers and technology users to adopt cybersecurity best practices.
"Weak rules and norms in cyberspace put global peace and prosperity at enormous risk. As cyberattacks grow more frequent and serious, it is becoming clear that governments and the private sector cannot tame cyberspace on their own," said Carnegie Endowment president William J. Burns. "The Hewlett Foundation has been a terrific partner in our efforts to address this important policy challenge. I am deeply grateful for the foundation's continued, generous support and look forward to the opportunity to work closely with other equally fortunate grantees."