Space and Cyber Security Projects

The Space Security Index is the first and only annual, comprehensive, and integrated assessment of space security. Based on nine indicators of space security, it provides background information and in-depth analysis on key space security trends and developments.
In 2002, The Simons Foundation and Project Ploughshares, in partnership with Canada's Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade (now Global Affairs Canada), initiated what has become the Outer Space Security Conference Series organized by the United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR) at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.  The Simons Foundation continued to partner with UNIDIR and fund the Outer Space Security Conferences held to inform the UN Conference on Disarmament on the issue of space security, the peaceful uses of outer space and the prevention of an arms race in outer space until our Space and Cyber Security programme was closed in 2020.
Conference convened by The Simons Foundation at the Balsillie School of International Affairs in Waterloo, Canada, on May 24, 2018, to consider the current state of the international cyber security policy discussion and its implications for conflict or peace in the vital, if vulnerable environment of cyberspace.