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Analysis and Commentary

U.S. Policy Toolkit For Kaspersky Labs

by Andrew Grottovia Lawfare
Thursday, March 15, 2018

In February, the White House attributed “the most destructive and costly cyberattack in history,” a summer 2017 attack affecting critical infrastructure and other victims around the world, to Russian intelligence services. The malicious code used in the attack, known as NotPetya, permanently encrypts the data on the computers that it has infected, essentially destroying them.

In the News

How Long Does It Take Hackers To Pull Off A Massive Job Like Equifax?

quoting Herbert Linvia Popular Mechanics
Tuesday, March 13, 2018

How to steal 143 million customer records without anybody noticing.

Hearing on Cybersecurity and California Elections

by Andrew Grottovia Joint Informational Hearing of the California Legislature
Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Andrew Grotto's testimony before a Joint Informational Hearing of the California Legislature on “Cybersecurity and California Elections.”


Britain Must ‘Take Back Control’ From Russia

by Robert Servicevia The Spectator
Saturday, March 10, 2018

Putin relies on mischief and mayhem. We need to push back.

In the News

The EWI Encryption Report: Stop Trying To Sell Me A Shoebox

quoting Herbert Linvia Just Security
Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Which would you prefer: keeping your valuables in a locked safe, or keeping them in a shoebox and trusting that everyone will adhere to laws against theft and their concomitant penalties? Most, if not all, of us will choose the former. That’s so even if we realize that safe-crackers may ultimately find a way someday to bust open even the most top-of-the-line safe currently on offer.

In the News

Funding The Fight

quoting Amy Zegartvia Financial Times
Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Silicon Valley’s tech billionaires still need some persuading to help finance cybersecurity.

In the News

Law Enforcement As A Counterintelligence Tool

quoting Jack Goldsmithvia Lawfare
Tuesday, March 6, 2018

A few years ago, shortly after stepping down as Assistant Attorney General for National Security, I published a long article called Law Enforcement as a Counterterrorism Tool. As its title suggests, the article’s central thesis was that law enforcement methods are useful in combating international terrorism. I did not try to make the case that law enforcement is the only, or even necessarily the best, way of combating terrorism. I argued merely that it is one very useful way to disrupt plots, incapacitate terrorists, and gather intelligence.

Analysis and Commentary

The Cyber-Luddites Are At It Again

by CDR Michael Nordeenvia Real Clear Defense
Monday, March 5, 2018

Defense News recently reported that the Department of Defense (DoD) is considering a cell phone ban at the Pentagon. The report further suggests a potential ban could include other wearables and other locations. Simply stated, a ban of this type should be considered highly inadvisable, and even the discussion of it should be considered suspect. 

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Encryption Policy And Its International Impacts: A Framework For Understanding Extraterritorial Ripple Effects

by Ryan Budish, Herbert Burkert , Urs Gasser via Aegis Paper Series
Friday, March 2, 2018

This paper explores the potential international ripple effects that can occur following changes to domestic encryption policies.  Whether these changes take the form of a single coherent national policy or a collection of independent (or even conflicting) policies, the impacts can be unexpected and wide-ranging.  This paper offers a conceptual model for how the ripple effects from national encryption policies might propagate beyond national borders. And we provide a set of factors that can help policy-makers anticipate some of the most likely ripple effects of proposed encryption policies.

In the News

What We Really Learned From Mueller’s Indictment Of Russian Trolls Is That Internet Providers Know Everything

quoting Jack Goldsmithvia Buzzfeed
Thursday, March 1, 2018

Special counsel Robert Mueller’s indictment two weeks ago of 13 Russian trolls has been viewed as a landmark in the Trump-Russia investigation — but perhaps for the wrong reasons.


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