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Analysis and Commentary

Making Progress On The Encryption Debate

by Herbert Linvia Lawfare
Tuesday, February 24, 2015

In a recent debate between NSA director Mike Rogers and Yahoo Chief Information Security Officer Alex Stamos, the topic of law-enforcement restricted access to encrypted communications once again came up.

Partial map of the Internet based on the January 15, 2005 data found on opte.org
Analysis and Commentary

The Tricky Issue Of Severing US “Control” Over ICANN

by Jack Goldsmithvia Lawfare
Tuesday, February 24, 2015

I have written an essay for Hoover’s The Briefing series entitled The Tricky Issue of Severing US “Control” Over ICANN.  Tomorrow the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation committee will have an important hearing on this subject.

Analysis and Commentary

Patent Trolls Serve Valuable Role In Innovation, Stanford expert says

featuring Stephen Habervia Stanford News
Monday, February 23, 2015

Stanford political scientist Stephen Haber's research finds that much-maligned patent trolls actually offer inventors protection from potential bankruptcy and may help spur technological innovations.

Interviews

Steptoe Cyberlaw Podcast, Episode #54: An Interview With Ben Wittes

interview with Benjamin Wittesvia Lawfare
Friday, February 20, 2015

Benjamin Wittes discusses cybersecurity in the context of his forthcoming book, The Future of Violence.

In the News

Game Changers: Energy on the Move

featuring George P. Shultzvia Council on Foreign Relations
Friday, February 20, 2015

This short book offers a window into research and development taking place at MIT, Stanford, and other U.S. universities that in the next decade or two might revolutionize the production and consumption of energy. New ideas are emerging in five main areas: shale gas, solar photovoltaics, electricity storage, electric cars, and LED lighting.

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Two Events Take Up Cybersecurity Topics Before The White House Summit

mentioning Amy Zegart, Herbert Linvia Stanford News
Friday, February 13, 2015

On the eve of the White House Summit on Cybersecurity and Consumer Protection, Stanford hosted two events related to privacy technologies and future research and education. The discussions addressed current and future challenges.

Analysis and Commentary

Two Reflections on the White House Cybersecurity Summit

by Herbert Linvia Lawfare
Friday, February 13, 2015

As many know, the White House held a summit on cybersecurity and consumer protection at Stanford University today.  In addition to President Obama, a number of CEOs also spoke on privacy and security issues in the context of consumer protection, and of course the backdrop for much of the summit was the Snowden revelations and the public and industry reaction to them.

Analysis and Commentary

Cybersecurity Summit: Want To Stop Attacks? Use 'Vicious Diplomacy'

by Lieutenant Colonel Enrique Otivia Fox News
Thursday, February 12, 2015

On Friday, February 13, President Obama will travel to Silicon Valley to engage with business and academic leaders in the tech community as part of a push to ensure a robust national cybersecurity posture that emphasizes strong defenses and resilient networks.

Analysis and Commentary

How Companies Can Ward Off the Hacker Hordes

by Herbert Linvia Wall Street Journal
Thursday, February 12, 2015

Given the Sony and Anthem hacks, the corporate cybersecurity summit is long overdue.

Analysis and Commentary

The New Cyber Threat Intelligence Integration Center

by Herbert Linvia Lawfare
Tuesday, February 10, 2015

According to the Washington Post, the Obama administration is establishing a new agency to fuse intelligence from around the government when a cyber crisis occurs. Lisa Monaco, assistant to the president for homeland security and counterterrorism, is quoted as saying that “policymakers and operators will benefit from having a rapid source of intelligence [about incoming cyberattacks],” and that policymakers will have an “integrated, all-tools approach to the cyberthreat.”

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