Why We Invested
Defending Democratic Institutions (DDI) works to assess and counter foreign technology-enabled threats to our judicial system. CSIS convenes legal, cybersecurity, and other experts to identify and map the threats facing our judicial system. CSIS trains members of the judiciary and their staff in methods for countering foreign adversary threats and is developing a rapid-response team of experts who can be mobilized if there is an attack on the judiciary. Improving cybersecurity of institutions and individuals is a crucial mechanism for strengthening America’s capacity to guard against threats to our democracy.