During a lecture Tuesday evening, Alex Stamos, a Stanford researcher and a former chief security officer at Facebook, encouraged technology companies, researchers and the government to work together to solve cybersecurity issues.
Rosa Klebb is back — as a hacker. In April, the heirs of 007’s nemesis attempted to hack the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons in The Hague, after the OPCW had exposed Moscow’s use of chemical weapons in an attempted assassination.
The U.S. Department of Justice indicted seven agents associated with the Russian Main Intelligence Directorate, or GRU — a Moscow military intelligence agency — for hacking anti-doping agencies overseas and organizations in the United States. The Oct. 4 charges are the latest example of the United States’ whole-of-government approach to deterring malicious cyber activity via naming and shaming perpetrators, an approach that has detractors and defenders.
For several years, North Korea has been conducting a spree of bank robberies online. A new report from FireEye makes clear that a recent attempt to "name and shame" a North Korean government-affiliated hacker did nothing to curtail the digital heists, and sanctions have only made Pyongyang more eager to steal money. But experts think the U.S. still has other levers it can pull.
Freeman-Spogli Institute (FSI) adjunct professor and former Facebook Chief Security Officer (CSO) Alex Stamos is teaching an autumn quarter course addressing contemporary cybersecurity issues in an effort to prepare students for technology’s prominence as both a friend and foe in the modern world. The course — titled INTLPOL268: “Hack Lab” — also aims to highlight the value of Silicon Valley research and University interplay in the context of information.
Last week, my AEI colleague Gary Schmitt presented a careful analysis of the Trump administration’s new cybersecurity policy. He noted that while a number of the themes were not new, the Trump administration did advance in certain areas. The document directly called out China’s and Russia’s efforts to leverage cyberspace as a weapon in great power competition.