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Herb Lin and Max Smeets: What is absent from the U.S. Cyber Command 'vision'

May 2018

United States Cyber Command recently released a new “command vision” entitled “Achieve and Maintain Cyberspace Superiority.” The document seeks to provide: “a roadmap for USCYBERCOM to achieve and...

Facebook and Congress Must Create Regulations Together

April 2018

Featuring Eileen Donahoe, executive director of the Global Digital Policy Incubator and Allison Berke, executive director of the Stanford Cyber Initiative.

Andrew Grotto Testifies on "Cybersecurity and California Elections"

March 2018

On March 7, 2018, CISAC scholar and Hoover Institution Research Fellow Andrew Grotto testified before a bicameral hearing of the California Legislature on “Cybersecurity and California Elections.”...

Cyber Initiative Fellow Jonathan Mayer on Government Hacking

February 2018

The United States government hacks computer systems for law enforcement purposes.

Stanford Applied Cybersecurity group wins national penetration testing competition

November 2017

The nation’s brightest cybersecurity college students traveled to Rochester, N.Y., to test their hacking skills in the annual National Collegiate Penetration Testing Competition. The Nov.

Can Bitcoin Thrive Without China?

October 2017

Bitcoin started the month of September trading at an all-time high of $4,950.

Stanford Team takes 1st place in CPTC Western Regionals

October 2017

Demonstrating moxie and professionalism under fire, the team consisting of Paul Crews, Albert Liang, Kate Stowell, Travis Lanham, Wilson Nguyen, Colleen Dai, and coach Alex Keller have qualified...

Protecting democracy from online disinformation requires better algorithms, not censorship

August 2017

*/ "New laws in democratic countries that force social media platforms to remove disinformation will encourage autocratic countries to do the same, with devastating effects on human rights," writes...

Artificial intelligence expert joins CDDRL’s ranks

June 2017

 CDDRL is pleased to announce that Jerry Kaplan, who teaches social and economic impact of artificial intelligence in the Stanford computer science department, has been appointed to the position of...

Hub for global digital policy launches at Stanford

June 2017

 The Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law (CDDRL) at Stanford University announced today that it has launched the Global Digital Policy Incubator (GDPi). GDPi’s mission is to help...

Breathtakingly Irresponsible

May 2017

Watch the video of Larry Diamond analyzing the latest intelligence sharing events for Democracy Now. 

Shorenstein APARC Director Gi-Wook Shin comments on North Korea to Yonhap News

April 2017

Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center (APARC) Director Gi-Wook Shin spoke with Yonhap News about the situation on the Korean Peninsula, following a visit to U.S.

Cyberattack concerns real about U.S. presidential election, Stanford scholar says

August 2016

A real possibility exists that foreign hackers could throw a monkey wrench into the outcome of the U.S. presidential election in the fall, a Stanford expert says.

No Clear Strategy for U.S. Cybersecurity: 2016 Cyber Media Roundtable

May 2016

A recap of the 2016 Cyber Media Roundtable – a partnership between CISAC and the Hoover Institution.

New Stanford Class Targets National Security Problems with Silicon Valley-Style Innovation

May 2016

Student teams use “lean launchpad” startup methodology to innovate at speed and find technological solutions for critical challenges facing America’s defense and intelligence agencies.

Stanford cryptography pioneers Whitfield Diffie and Martin Hellman win ACM A.M. Turing Award

March 2016

Groundbreaking Diffie-Hellman algorithm enabled a secure Internet, sparked a clash with the NSA that foreshadowed current privacy battles between government agencies and Silicon Valley companies.

Stanford Experts Reveal Latest “Doomsday Clock” Estimate

January 2016

The world remains perilously close to a nuclear disaster or catastrophic climate change that could devastate humanity, according to Stanford experts.

CISAC Cybersecurity Expert Analyzes Anonymous' Hacking Attacks on ISIS

November 2015

By hacking ISIS, Anonymous could throw a wrench into the terror group's activities, and although this type of vigilante-style hacking is illegal in the United States, it's doubtful that anyone...

Cybersecurity Boot Camp Draws Congressional Staffers to Stanford

August 2015

Anything networked can be hacked. Everything is being networked. Therefore everything is vulnerable.

Congressional Staffers Headed to Stanford for Cybersecurity Training

August 2015

Thirty Congressional staffers are set to get a primer on cybersecurity challenges and countermeasures from some of Silicon Valley’s leading academic and industry practitioners as part of an...

CISAC Cybersecurity Expert Gives Senate Testimony on Encryption Risks

July 2015

It’s a technique that’s been used to calculate the odds of everything from the likelihood of a nuclear meltdown to the chances of getting sick from eating bad seafood, but CISAC senior research...

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Amy Zegart Senior Fellow Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution, Professor, by courtesy, Political Science
Herb Lin Herbert Lin Senior Research Scholar
Harold Trinkunas Harold Trinkunas Deputy Director, Senior Research Scholar
Thomas Fingar Fellow
Eileen Donahoe Adjunct Professor, CDDRL
Dan Boneh Dan Boneh Co-director of the Stanford Cyber Initiative
Nathaniel Persily Professor, Stanford Law School
Jesse Sowell Jesse Sowell Postdoctoral Fellow
Max Smeets Max Smeets Postdoctoral Fellow
Rachel Hirshman Rachel Hirshman CISAC Honors Student
Camila Simoiu Camelia Simoiu PhD Candidate, Management Science & Engineering
Elaine Korzak Elaine Korzak Affiliate