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Cloud as Critical Infrastructure

The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace has assembled a working group of cloud providers, insurance experts, and regulators from several countries to develop a model for cloud services that includes metrics of (un)acceptable failure, down time and definitions of what is critical and what resilience and robustness mean in practice. One of their recent efforts focuses on cloud policy especially in the context of governance and cybersecurity.

As governments and companies grapple with the implications of terms like “digital sovereignty” or whether to designate the cloud as critical infrastructure, their decisions will have implications across issue areas, from security to human rights.

Macro Issues