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An Intelligence Reserve Corps To Counter Terrorist Use Of The Internet

by Daniel Bymanvia Aegis
Friday, August 10, 2018

Never before in history have terrorists had such easy access to the minds and eyeballs of millions,” declared one journalistic account of the Islamic State’s propaganda machine and proficient use of Twitter, Facebook, bots, and other modern means of getting its message out.


Social Media And Democracy With Timothy Garton Ash, Toomas Hendrik Ilves, And Larry Diamond

interview with Timothy Garton Ash, Toomas Hendrik Ilves, Larry Diamondvia Stanford Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law (CDDRL)
Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Eileen Donahoe along with Hoover Institution fellows Timothy Garton Ash (Official), Toomas Hendrik Ilves, and Larry Diamond discuss social media and democracy.

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Cybersecurity Expert Alex Stamos Joins Stanford University As Fellow

quoting Thomas W. Gilligan, Michael McFaul, Amy Zegartvia Center for International Security And Cooperation - Stanford
Wednesday, August 1, 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. Perry Fellow at the Center for International Security and Cooperation (CISAC), Cyber Initiative fellow, and Hoover visiting scholar.


Michael McFaul: When The President Takes Putin's Side Over Yours (8:07)

interview with Michael McFaulvia Slate
Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Michael McFaul talks about how he ended up in Putin's sights, Trump not confronting Putin, how the Kremlin abuses Interpol, and more.

Analysis and Commentary

What The National Counterintelligence And Security Center Really Said About Chinese Economic Espionage

by Herbert Linvia Lawfare
Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Defense News recently ran a story describing a July 2018 report from the National Counterintelligence and Security Center (NCSC) on “Foreign Economic Espionage in Cyberspace”.

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What Is Election ‘Meddling’ And When Did Everyone Start Using That Term?

quoting Michael McFaulvia Lawfare
Monday, July 30, 2018

The answer turns out to be amusing: The word “meddling” in this context entered the American lexicon because of a rare partnership between an unlikely duo: Russian President Vladimir Putin and former U.S. ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul—a man Putin now famously wants to interrogate.

Analysis and Commentary

Cybersecurity Fallout From The Partisan Divide Over Russian Election Interference?

by Herbert Linvia Lawfare
Thursday, July 26, 2018

A recent Ipsos/Reuters poll found that 56 percent of Americans strongly agree or somewhat agree that Russia interfered in the 2016 election on behalf of Donald Trump. Within that group, only 32 percent of Republicans but 81 percent of Democrats shared that sentiment. It is hardly a surprise, but a partisan divide on this point is quite apparent.

Analysis and Commentary

Publicly Reported Data Breaches: A Measure Of Our Ignorance?

by Andrew Grotto, Christos Makridisvia Lawfare
Wednesday, July 11, 2018

There is a mounting gap between what the headlines say about the costs of cyber insecurity to the U.S. economy and the results of data-driven research on this topic—with negative implications for cybersecurity. 

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Cyberspectives: Kristen Eichensehr On Extraterritorial Issues Of Domestic And International Law

interview with Kristen Eichensehrvia Cyberspectives
Monday, July 9, 2018

Kristen Eichensehr discusses the challenge of extraterritoriality in cyber, the concept of "digital Switzerlands," companies acting increasingly like nation-states and running their own foreign policies, and laws and regulations that can create incentives to give up on cybersecurity.

Analysis and Commentary

Russia Does Far Worse Than Meddle In Our Elections — It Meddles In Our Science

by Henry I. Millervia Investors Business Daily
Tuesday, June 26, 2018

It's no secret that although the Internet has vastly improved our lives in many respects, it has downsides — less interpersonal interaction, more anonymous snarkiness, online harassment and even cyber-stalking. But arguably worst of all is the amount of purposeful disinformation — fake news — that is promulgated by special interests.


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