• Associate Director

Emma Schroeder

Emma Schroeder is an associate director with the Cyber Statecraft Initiative, part of the the Atlantic Council Tech Programs. Her focus in this role is on developing statecraft and strategy for cyberspace that is useful for both policymakers and practitioners. She works primarily on CSI’s Conflict, Tech, and Markets portfolio, which examines the role of cyber and cyber-enabled technology in conflict and its impact on states, non-state groups, and markets. Within this portfolio of work are three central topics: Conflict in and through Cyberspace, the Proliferation of Offensive Cyber Capabilities, and Combating Cybercrime

Originally from Duxbury, Massachusetts, Schroeder holds an MA in History of War from King’s College London’s War Studies Department. She also attained her BA in International Relations & History, with a concentration in Security Studies, from the George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs.

January 2024

The 5×5—Forewarned is forearmed: Cybersecurity policy in 2024

by Nitansha Bansal, Trey Herr

Members of the Cyber Statecraft Initiative team discuss the regulatory requirements and emerging technology they are closely following in 2024, and forewarn of the year ahead.
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November 2023

This Job Post Will Get You Kidnapped: A Deadly Cycle of Crime, Cyberscams, and Civil War in Myanmar

by Emily Ferguson and Emma Schroeder

In Myanmar, cybercrime has become an effective vehicle through which nonstate actors can fund and perpetuate conflict.
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February 2023

A Parallel Terrain: Public-Private Defense of the Ukrainian Information Environment

by Emma Schroeder and Sean Dack

The information environment is a key domain through which the war in Ukraine is being contested. By better understanding the key role that private tech companies play in this domain, the USs and Ukraine can better prepare for future threats.
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