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Cybersecurity

Scholarly Publications

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.

Knowledge Management for Democratic Governance of Socio-Technical Systems (Chapter in The Future of Digital Democracy. Lecture Notes in Computer Science.)

December 2018

The Digital Transformation (DX) is a broad term describing the changes and innovations brought about by the introduction of information and communication technologies into all aspects of society....

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

Libya: Presidential and Parliamentary Elections Scene Setter

October 2019

Political contextLibya has seen continuing violence for several years, with rebel General Khalifa Haftar, head of the Libyan National Army (LNA) forces, controlling large swaths of the country and...

In the Deepfake Era, Counterterrorism Is Harder

October 2019

/*-->*/ Eighteen years ago, al-Qaeda operatives hijacked planes, toppled buildings, terrified an entire nation, and killed nearly 3,000 innocents.

Marietje Schaake to Join Stanford Cyber Policy Center and Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence in Dual Policy Roles

September 2019

 The Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies (FSI) and the Stanford Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence (HAI) are pleased to announce that Marietje Schaake has been...

Events

Wargaming War Games: How Likely is Thermonuclear Cyber War?

July 19, 2019

Livestream: Please click here to join the livestream webinar via Zoom or log-in with webinar ID 546 915 320. 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 offer scene setters and allow for discussion on technical, legal and policy considerations around end-to-end encryption.

The Cyber Security Threat: Lessons Learned from Devastating Attacks in Ukraine and the US

March 14, 2019

Recent years have witnessed an increasing number of cyber attacks originating in Russia that target the United States, European Union and EU member-states.

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

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
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
Nathaniel Persily Co-director, Cyber Policy Center, Senior Fellow Professor, Law, Professor, by courtesy, Political Science, Professor, by courtesy, Communication
Dan Boneh Dan Boneh Co-director, Cyber Policy Center Professor, Electrical Engineering
Alex Zaheer Headshot Alex Zaheer Graduate Research Assistant Technical Research Assistant
Camila Simoiu Camelia Simoiu PhD Candidate, Management Science & Engineering