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Analysis and Commentary

What NotPetya Tells Us About The New Era Of Cyber Warfare Two Years Later

by Jamil Jaffervia Homeland Security Today
Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Last month’s two-year anniversary of the NotPetya cyber attack provides a unique opportunity to assess some of the key strategic lessons learned from the attack and what might be done on a national level to address the threat of similar attacks going forward. Perhaps the most distinctive outcome of the NotPetya attack was the sheer scale of the economic damage it caused worldwide – estimated to be over $10 billion – and the fact that the damage was borne not by intended targets of the attack, but rather by a series of private-sector companies largely unconnected to Ukraine.

In the News

Trump Is Rattling Sabers In Cyberspace — But Is The U.S. Ready?

quoting Jamil Jaffervia Politico
Saturday, July 13, 2019

While cyber defenses are improving, some experts worry about how the U.S. would recover from an even larger strike.

In the News

Questions About U.S. Cyberattack Blowback

quoting Jamil Jaffervia Politico
Wednesday, July 10, 2019

The U.S. has plenty to lose as it steps up aggressive cyberattacks on Russia and Iran, even though its own capabilities are more fearsome.

In the News

Disinformation: An ‘Existential Threat’?

quoting Herbert Linvia CNN Fareed's Global Briefing
Tuesday, July 9, 2019
That’s what Stanford’s Herbert Lin suggests in a new paper for the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists. That organization has designated two threats to humanity as “existential”—nuclear war and climate change—and Lin suggests we might count “cyber-enabled information warfare” among them, too.
Interviews

Jamil Jaffer: DoD, NATO Turn To Collective Defense Against Cyber Attacks

interview with Jamil Jaffervia Federal News Network
Friday, June 28, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Jamil Jaffer discusses creating an international sharing environment to prevent and stop cyber-threats that the US government and its allies face, which would help protect everyone from cyber-threats.

Interviews

Jamil Jaffer, IronNet | AWS Public Sector Summit 2019

interview with Jamil Jaffervia SiliconANGLE theCUBE
Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Jamil Jaffer discusses cyber-security and a collective defense via cloud infrastructure. 

Analysis and Commentary

The Existential Threat From Cyber-Enabled Information Warfare

by Herbert Linvia Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists
Friday, June 28, 2019

Corruption of the information ecosystem is not just a multiplier of two long-acknowledged existential threats to the future of humanity – climate change and nuclear weapons. Cyber-enabled information warfare has also become an existential threat in its own right, its increased use posing the possibility of a global information dystopia, in which the pillars of modern democratic self-government – logic, truth, and reality – are shattered, and anti-Enlightenment values undermine civilization as we know it around the world.

In the News

DoD, NATO Turn To Collective Defense Against Cyber Attacks

quoting Jamil Jaffervia Federal News Network
Friday, June 28, 2019

Since 2004, the Defense Department has been a part of an international Computer Emergency Response Team through NATO.

In the News

The Cybersecurity 202: Elizabeth Warren Aims For The Fences On Election Security

quoting Herbert Linvia Greenwich Time
Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., the top-polling candidate in the first Democratic presidential debate on Wednesday, also has the most ambitious plan for how to protect U.S. elections from foreign hackers.

Interviews

Talking Election Security In The Nation’s Capital

interview with Alex Stamosvia Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies
Monday, June 24, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Alex Stamos discusses securing US elections.

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