Cybersecurity

Recent News

Records 24 / 85

On the Integration of Psychological Operations with Cyber Operations

January 2020

/*-->*/ In a story released on Christmas Day, 2019, the Washington Post reported that U.S.

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...

5G and Security: There is More to Worry about than Huawei

November 2019

/*-->*/ Given much of the recent coverage surrounding security and the fifth generation (5G) of cellular networks, you would be forgiven for assuming that security concerns are largely limited to...

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...

Decades of Being Wrong About China Should Teach Us Something

June 2019

Thirty years ago this week, I watched the news from Beijing and started shredding my bedding.

MIP Feature Friday: Maho Sugihara

May 2019

"Being at Stanford is a unique experience...

Understanding 'Putin's Playbook'

April 2019

To thwart the effects of ‘Putinism,’ the American people must first understand the nature of the threat, Michael McFaul told the House Intelligence Committee.What is “Putinism,” and what threat...

Michael McFaul Testifies Before House Intelligence Committee

March 2019

The House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence held a public hearing on Thursday, March 28, 2019, as part of its investigation into Russian influence during and after the 2016 election...

MIP Feature Friday: Lisa Einstein

March 2019

"There is this sense of possibility - this sense of 'if this is your idea, just do it."Our graduate student, Lisa Einstein, approaches her work and studies by this motto.

Cyber Initiative grantees in the News, February 2019

March 2019

Here is a selection of Cyber Initiative grantee and researcher publications and citations for February 2019:1-30-2019:  Larry Diamond “Chinese Influence, American Interests” in The Diplomat. 1-30...

The battle for American minds

March 2019

Congress’s annual worldwide-threat hearings are usually scary affairs, during which intelligence-agency leaders run down all the dangers confronting the United States.

America’s misbegotten cyber strategy

February 2019

I used to think we didn’t have enough strategic documents guiding U.S. cyber policy. Now I think we have at least one too many.

Scholars examine cyber warfare in new book

January 2019

War is changing, and the U.S.

Active cyber defense and interpreting the computer fraud and abuse act

December 2018

 In the cybersecurity field, the term “active defense” is often used in a variety of ways, referring to any activity undertaken outside the legitimate span of control of an organization being...

The divide between Silicon Valley and Washington is a national-security threat

December 2018

A silent divide is weakening America’s national security, and it has nothing to do with President Donald Trump or party polarization.

An outcome-based analysis of US cyber strategy of persistence and defense forward

November 2018

  Google+RedditLinkedInU.S. Army Cyber Command (Source: U.S. Army) The new U.S.

For election hackers, a new and more dangerous tool

November 2018

"The election interference tactics originally deployed by Russia against the United States and Europe are now global.

Stanford Applied Cybersecurity Student Team Places First at CPTC Nationals

November 2018

The Stanford student team, comprised of students in the Applied Cybersecurity student group and coached by Alex Keller of the School of Engineering, took 1st place again this year, successfully...

Midterm Election Hacking Concerns

November 2018

Voter registration systems provide an additional target for hackers intending to disrupt the US midterm elections; if voting machines themselves are too disperse or too obvious a target, removing...

Interview: #ScholarSunday with Max Smeets

October 2018

Max Smeets is a cybersecurity fellow at Stanford University’s Center for International Security and Cooperation (CISAC), a Research Associate at the Centre for Technology & Global Affairs,...

FSI scholars join high-level commission on democracy in the digital age

October 2018

The Kofi Annan Foundation has tapped four Stanford scholars at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies (FSI) to help advance one of its top priorities: to shed light on the rapidly...

People

Alex Stamos Director, Stanford Internet Observatory
Amy Zegart Senior Fellow Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution, Professor, by courtesy, Political Science
Eileen Donahoe Lecturer, CDDRL
Andrew Grotto Andrew Grotto Director, Program on Geopolitics, Technology, and Governance
Herb Lin Herbert Lin Senior Research Scholar
Harold Trinkunas Deputy Director, Senior Research Scholar
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
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