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Controlling The Risks Of The Cyber Society. A Task For State And Policy

by Martin Schallbruchvia Germany and the World 2030
Thursday, February 14, 2019

The years of digital euphoria are over. The controllability of digitalisation is the major challenge of the coming de­cade. The risks are manifold, and state and policy have yet to find lasting answers. The law fails in face of the complexity of the digital world, cyber insecurity is spreading, digital platforms are competing with states, state authorities are failing to digitalise themselves. A new, holistic approach is needed to control the digitalisation process.


Big Ideas: “The Greatest Threat To Society Is The Loss Of People’s Confidence In The Capacity Of Their Governments To Act In Cyberspace” With Martin Schallbruch

interview with Martin Schallbruchvia Authority Magazine
Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Martin Schallbruch discusses personal trust in technology with the protection of our digitized society and global stability in cyberspace. He notes that the greatest threat to society is the loss of people’s confidence in the capacity of their governments to act in cyberspace.

In the News

Add Cybersecurity To Doomsday Clock Concerns, Says Bulletin Of Atomic Scientists

quoting Herbert Linvia CSO Online
Wednesday, February 6, 2019

The Doomsday Clock, once a ritual feature of the Cold War, warns that cybersecurity issues like IoT and cyber-enabled information warfare endanger humanity.

In the News

3 Ways The Pentagon Could Improve Cyber Intelligence

quoting Amy Zegartvia Fifth Domain
Tuesday, February 5, 2019

The United States needs to expand its cyber intelligence authorities and capabilities to meet the Trump administration’s new cybersecurity strategy, according to top current and former government officials and academics.

In the News

Charges Against Chinese Hackers Are Now Common. Why Don't They Deter Cyberattacks?

quoting Jack Goldsmithvia Morning Edition (NPR)
Tuesday, February 5, 2019

In May 2014, then-Attorney General Eric Holder announced charges against five members of the Chinese military.

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Victor Davis Hanson: What’s New and What’s Not in Trump’s Foreign Policy

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia Fellow Talks
Tuesday, February 5, 2019

The Case for Trump’s Foreign Policy.


America’s Misbegotten Cyber Strategy

by Amy Zegartvia The Atlantic
Saturday, February 2, 2019

The Trump administration’s National Cyber Strategy rests on a pair of convenient fictions.

In the News

Cyberattack Fears On The Rise After Shutdown, Intel Testimony

quoting Jamil Jaffervia The Hill
Friday, February 1, 2019

Lawmakers fear that increased threats from foreign actors, combined with lingering effects from the government shutdown, are making the U.S. more susceptible to cyberattacks.

In the News

Can The Government Make Cyber Cool For College Grads?

quoting Amy Zegartvia Fifth Domain
Friday, February 1, 2019

One by one, six intelligence officers made a pitch for tech-savvy college graduates to join their ranks. “There is nothing more rewarding than protecting the American people,” FBI Director Chris Wray said when asked by Senator Richard Burr, R-N.C., how the government can draw in engineers and ingenuity to help secure the nation in the face of big data-driven adversaries.

In the News

Why Cyberwar Is Contributing To A Potential Doomsday

quoting Herbert Linvia Fifth Domain
Friday, January 25, 2019

A wave of new cyberattacks and an increase in information warfare tactics are helping to create an existential threat to humanity, according to the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, who said in their annual report that its Doomsday Clock “is two minutes to midnight.”


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