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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...

Cybersecurity: Media Roundtable Eyes Threats

October 2018

 Whether it’s foreign government meddling or corporate hacking, every day brings a new challenge in cybersecurity for the United States, said experts at a recent Hoover Institution media roundtable...

How the U.S. Has Failed to Protect the 2018 Election--and Four Ways to Protect 2020

August 2018

In the swirl of news this week, it would be easy to miss recent announcements from two of America's largest and most influential technology companies that have implications for our democracy as a...

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...

General James M. Holmes meets Stanford students

June 2018

On May 23, Stanford students enrolled in Technology and Security (MS&E 193/293) met with General James M. Holmes.

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Alex Stamos Adjunct Professor Visiting Scholar, Hoover Institution, Director, Stanford Internet Observatory
Headshot of Thomas Fingar Thomas Fingar Lecturer at APARC
Andrew Grotto Andrew Grotto Research Scholar, Lecturer
Amy Zegart Senior Fellow Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution, Professor, by courtesy, Political Science
Harold Trinkunas Harold Trinkunas Deputy Director, Senior Research Scholar
Herb Lin Herbert Lin Senior Research Scholar
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
Jan Rydzak Research Scholar, CDDRL Research Scholar and Associate Director for Program, GDPi
Gregory Falco Postdoctoral Fellow
Max Smeets Max Smeets Postdoctoral Fellow