Cybersecurity

Scholarly Publications

Cyber Risk Research Impeded by Disciplinary Barriers

November 2019

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The Existential Threat From Cyber-enabled Information Warfare

July 2019

Corruption of the information ecosystem is not just a multiplier of two long-acknowledged existential threats to the future of humanity—climate change and nuclear weapons.

Cyber negotiation: a cyber risk management approach to defend urban critical infrastructure from cyberattacks

March 2019

Abstract: Technical tools dominate the cyber risk management market. Social cybersecurity tools are severely underutilised in helping organisations defend themselves against cyberattacks.

Other Publications

Artificial Intelligence and Counterterrorism: Possibilities and Limitations

June 2019

Prepared Written Testimony and Statement for the Record of Alexander Stamos, Director, Stanford Internet Observatory before The U.S.

Spies, Lies, and Algorithms: Why U.S. Intelligence Agencies Must Adapt or Fail

May 2019

For U.S. intelligence agencies, the twenty-first century began with a shock, when 19 al Qaeda operatives hijacked four planes and perpetrated the deadliest attack ever on U.S. soil.

Democracy’s Dilemma

March 2019

This document is a memo from the "Global Populisms and their International Diffusion Conference" held at Stanford University on March 1-2, 2019.This is a work in progress.

News

On the Integration of Psychological Operations with Cyber Operations

January 2020

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Engineering and Technology Expert Cautions Against U.S. Restrictions on Collaboration with Chinese Nationals

November 2019

As a U.S.-China trade deal hangs in the balance and the world’s two largest economies are locked in a race for technological supremacy, concerns have arisen about China’s counterintelligence threat...

Events

Censored: Distraction and Diversion Inside China’s Great Firewall

December 2, 2019

Authoritarian governments around the world are developing increasingly sophisticated technologies for controlling information.

Wargaming War Games: How Likely is Thermonuclear Cyber War?

July 19, 2019

Seminar Recording: https://youtu.be/X_0mm8UkVOc /*-->*/  Abstract:  In the movie WarGames, a 1980s teenager hacks into a U.S.

Balancing Trust and Safety on End-to-End Encrypted Platforms

July 8, 2019

This one day workshop will offered scene setters and allowed for discussion on technical, legal and policy considerations around end-to-end encryption.Agenda8:00-8:30Breakfast and Registration8:30...

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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Multimedia

Cybersecurity Strategies

May 2018

In a world of increasingly sophisticated hackers, continual phishing attacks, and bots created to sabotage civil public discourse, what can individuals, organizations, and nations do to protect themselves? In this video, Dr.

Cybersecurity

May 2018

Data breaches. Malware. Theft of corporate secrets. Hacking of elections. As the world’s information has moved more and more online, so have the world’s crime, terrorists, and clandestine operations.

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.

People

Toomas Ilves Toomas Hendrik Ilves Distinguished Visiting Fellow, Hoover Institution, GDPi Fellow, Stanford Cyber Initiative Fellow
Headshot of Thomas Fingar Thomas Fingar Lecturer at APARC
Alex Stamos Director, Stanford Internet Observatory
Amy Zegart Senior Fellow Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution, Professor, by courtesy, Political Science
Eileen Donahoe Lecturer, CDDRL
Herb Lin Herbert Lin Senior Research Scholar
Harold Trinkunas Deputy Director, Senior Research Scholar
Andrew Grotto Andrew Grotto Director, Program on Geopolitics, Technology, and Governance
Dan Boneh Dan Boneh Co-director, Cyber Policy Center Professor, Electrical Engineering
Nathaniel Persily Co-director, Cyber Policy Center, Senior Fellow Professor, Law, Professor, by courtesy, Political Science, Professor, by courtesy, Communication
Camila Simoiu Camelia Simoiu PhD Candidate, Management Science & Engineering
Alex Zaheer Headshot Alex Zaheer Graduate Research Assistant Technical Research Assistant