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Cybersecurity

Scholarly Publications

Office of the Director of National Intelligence: From Pariah and Piñata to Managing Partner

June 2017

This is a chapter in the second edition of The National Security Enterprise, a book edited by Roger Z.

An Approach for Identifying and Analyzing Implicit Interactions in Distributed Systems

March 2017

Safety-critical system domains such as critical infrastructures, aerospace, automotive, and industrial manufacturing and control are becoming increasingly dependent on the use of distributed...

Identifying Implicit Component Interactions in Distributed Cyber-Physical Systems

January 2017

Modern distributed systems and networks, like those found in cyber-physical system domains such as critical infrastructures, contain many complex interactions among their constituent software and...

Other Publications

How to build NERC CIP compliance: a new course by the SANS Institute

June 2016

This post is a review of a five-day NERC Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) training being offered by the SANS institute.

Risk in Cyber Systems

December 2015

Currently, significant uncertainty surrounds cyber security investments.

Maneuvering The China-U.S. Relationship in Cyberspace

October 2015

The article examines the impact of the summit between President Obama and President Xi on future cybersecurity relations between the two countries, and the changing nature of cyber cooperation and...

News

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.

Events

Cyber-Enabled Information Warfare and the End of the Enlightenment

December 18, 2017

Abstract: The West has no peer competitors in conventional military power.  But its adversaries are increasingly turning to asymmetric methods for engaging in conflict.  Cyber-enabled information...

Muddied Waters: Online Rumors, Conspiracy Theories, and Disinformation in the Context of Crisis Response

November 27, 2017

Abstract: Recent public attention and debate around “fake news” has highlighted the growing challenge of determining information veracity online.

Cyber Initiative Seminar: How to Hack the Pentagon with Jay Kaplan, Synack

November 7, 2017

Through the Hack the Pentagon program, The Department of Defense (DoD) had asked Synack to look for vulnerabilities left undetected by traditional security solutions in one of their highly complex...

Projects

Critical Infrastructure Resilience

The Critical Infrastructure Initiative builds the cyber-resilience of critical infrastructure through methodologically diverse outputs-oriented research and engagement with end users and homeland...
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Science Seminar Series

The CISAC Science Seminar Series features speakers who present scientific subjects with international security and policy implications.
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Multimedia

How will Michael Flynn's resignation affect US-Russia relations?

February 2017

Russia expert and Stanford University senior fellow Kathryn Stoner on Russian reaction to the national security adviser's resignation. Watch the video here.

Drell Lecture: Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter

April 2015

The Honorable Ashton B. Carter, 25th U.S.

Cybersecurity Boot Camp

October 2014

Video of Cyber Boot Camp  The Stanford Congressional Cyber Boot Camp, sponsored by the Hoover Institution and the Center for International Security and Cooperation, was held on the Stanford campus from Aug. 18-20, 4014.

People

Harold Trinkunas Harold Trinkunas Deputy Director, Senior Research Scholar
Eileen Donahoe Adjunct Professor, CDDRL
Amy Zegart Senior Fellow Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution, Professor, by courtesy, Political Science
Herb Lin Herbert Lin Senior Research Scholar
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
Matthew Gentzkow Matthew Gentzkow Professor of Economics, Senior Fellow at the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research
Sharad Goel Sharad Goel Assistant Professor, Management Science & Engineering