The Cyberspace Solarium Commission (CSC) was established in the John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2019 to "develop a consensus on a strategic approach to defending the United States in cyberspace against cyber attacks of significant consequences." The finished report was presented to the public on March 11, 2020.

Our Report

The Cyberspace Solarium Commission's proposes a strategy of layered cyber deterrence. Our report consists of over 80 recommendations to implement the strategy. These recommendations are organized into 6 pillars:

  1. Reform the U.S. Government's Structure and Organization for Cyberspace.

  2. Strengthen Norms and Non-Military Tools.

  3. Promote National Resilience.

  4. Reshape the Cyber Ecosystem.

  5. Operationalize Cybersecurity Collaboration with the Private Sector.

  6. Preserve and Employ the Military Instrument of National Power.

Cybersecurity Lessons from the Pandemic

On June 2, 2020, the Cyberspace Solarium Commission released a new white paper, "Cybersecurity Lessons from the Pandemic." This white paper highlights over 30 recommendations from our final report published in March, along with 5 new recommendations. On June 3, 2020, the CSC Staff will host a public webinar discussion of this white paper.

Cybersecurity Lessons Learned from the Pandemic - CSC White Paper.pdf

Report Launch

On March 11, 2020, the Cyberspace Solarium Commission released its final report at a public event on Capitol Hill.