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Senior International Defense Officials Visit Hoover To Discuss Emerging Security Challenges

Friday, October 13, 2017
Hoover Institution, Stanford University

The Hoover Institution recently hosted John Zangardi, acting chief information officer for the US Department of Defense, along with a group of senior information and cyber specialists from the international defense community, to discuss evolving security challenges.

Analysis and Commentary

The Real Threat From Kaspersky Security Software

by Herbert Linvia Lawfare
Thursday, October 12, 2017

The Washington Post and the Wall Street Journal report that Russian government hackers obtained details of U.S. cyber capabilities from the personal computer of a National Security Agency employee who had taken classified material home. He was running Kaspersky antivirus software. Apparently, the compromised secrets could enable the Russian government to thwart U.S. cyber operations, both defensive and offensive.


We Need A Global League To Protect Against Cyberthreats To Democracy

by Toomas Hendrik Ilvesvia The Washington Post
Thursday, October 5, 2017

With Facebook handing over Russian propaganda ads from the U.S. election to Congressional investigators, we must understand that this is part of a much broader assault. The threat of these digital attacks extends to all democracies, in the West and beyond.


Enough Is Enough: How To Stop Russia’s Cyber-Interference

by Michael McFaulvia The Washington Post
Thursday, September 28, 2017

Congressional and Justice Department investigations, as well as terrific investigative reporting over the last year, have revealed the comprehensive scale of Russia’s violation of our sovereignty. This was done not by crossing physical borders but by invading multiple virtual boundaries.

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Area 45: The North Korean Conundrum

interview with Michael R. Auslin, Bill Whalenvia Area 45
Wednesday, September 27, 2017

To paraphrase Winston Churchill, I cannot forecast to you the action of North Korea. It is a riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma, but perhaps there is a key. That key is North Korean national interest


Michael McFaul: Stanford Cyber Initiative Tackles Pressing Issues In Cybersecurity, Governance And The Future Of Work

interview with Michael McFaulvia Stanford News
Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Hoover Institution fellow Michael McFaul talks about Stanford's Cyber Initiative and how the research behind the initiative helps define the role of policy in a world increasingly influenced by technology.

In the News

Political Science Professor Details Increasing Danger Of ‘Insider Threats’

quoting Herbert Linvia Stanford Daily
Monday, September 25, 2017

With credit agency Equifax’s massive data breach and alleged Russian hacking in the 2016 election drawing media attention, Stanford political science professor Scott Sagan has found, in a new study, that although the possibility of “insider threats” to an organization’s security on a daily basis is low, the consequences increase dangerously with each breach.

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Area 45: The Trump Administration’s Peacemaking Strategy In Israel

interview with Peter Berkowitz, Bill Whalenvia Area 45
Monday, September 25, 2017

The prospect for peace in the Middle East requires believing in miracles.

In the News

Angry About Equifax? Here's Why You Should Be Outraged

quoting Herbert Linvia San Diego Union-Tribune
Friday, September 22, 2017

In any year other than news-jammed 2017, the gigantic debacle involving the Equifax credit-reporting agency would be a front-page fixture for weeks at a time — a wrenching corporate scandal on par with the 2001 implosion of crooked energy giant Enron. 


The Equifax Disaster Points To A Much Bigger Problem

by Herbert Linvia The Washington Post
Thursday, September 21, 2017

In the wake of the hack of credit reporting agency Equifax, many people have suggested that affected consumers implement credit freezes to prevent the misuse of their sensitive personal data. Equifax, which originally tried to charge consumers for this protection, backed down and agreed to provide the service free of charge.


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