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Cybersecurity

Scholarly Publications

Integrating offensive cyber capabilities: meaning, dilemmas, and assessment

August 2018

Across the world, states are establishing military cyber commands or similar units to develop offensive cyber capabilities.

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...

Other Publications

Andrew Grotto Testimony on "Cybersecurity and California Elections"

March 2018

To assess the threat to California's elections systems, the Assembly and Senate elections committees held a joint informational hearing on cybersecurity. The hearing discussed steps California...

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.

News

Cybersecurity expert Alex Stamos joins Stanford University as fellow

August 2018

 Stanford University’s Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies and the Hoover Institution announced today the appointment of Alex Stamos as a William J.

Stanford scholars discuss the benefits and risks of using talking software to address mental health

July 2018

Interacting with a machine may seem like a strange and impersonal way to seek mental health care, but advances in technology and artificial intelligence are making that type of engagement more and...

Cyberspectives: national cybersecurity priorities with Andrew Grotto

June 2018

 Introducing Cyberspectives, a new podcast analyzing the cyber issues of today with host John Villasenor.In the inaugural episode, guest Andrew Grotto provides analysis on a broad range of cyber...

Events

The Consequences of Technological Developments for Politics and Government

April 17, 2018

The Consequences of Technological Developments for Politics and GovernmentTuesday, April 24, 2018Reception at 5:00pm.

Cyberspace, Information Strategy, and International Security - Marina Kaljurand and Elaine Korzak

February 22, 2018

Please join us for an informal discussion on with Marina Kaljurand and Elaine Korzak: Monday February 26th3:30-4:30pmEncina E207 (Reuben Hills Conference Room) This discussion will cover how...

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...

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

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

Thomas Fingar Fellow
Amy Zegart Senior Fellow Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution, Professor, by courtesy, Political Science
Eileen Donahoe Adjunct Professor, CDDRL
Herb Lin Herbert Lin Senior Research Scholar
Harold Trinkunas Harold Trinkunas Deputy Director, Senior Research Scholar
Nathaniel Persily Professor, Stanford Law School
Dan Boneh Dan Boneh Co-director of the Stanford Cyber Initiative
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
Rebecca Slayton Rebecca Slayton Affiliate