Chatham House, the Royal Institute of International Affairs, is an independent policy institute based in London. A world-renowned think tank, the organisation attracts thousands of individuals to private and public events - conferences, workshops and roundtables every year.
In addition to its research, analysis and events schedule, Chatham House also houses a library of its publications including reports, papers and books which are a vital resource for leaders and policy makers in government, the private sector and civil society.
Paul Curtin, Finance and Operations Director at the Royal Institute of International Affairs, outlines the situation that the Institute found itself in. “Although we are a relatively small organisation, we have a global profile. The research we conduct means that we have regular contact with multiple levels of government as well as high visibility in the media. In other words, we could be a target for cyber-attacks and for this reason security has always been of the upmost importance.”