Cybersecurity Threats and the Future of the Internet
Global dependence on the Internet expands by leaps and bandwidth every day. CISAC scholars are putting Stanford at the center of research on cybersecurity and the future of the Internet, drawing on experts from across campus and around the globe.
CISAC Cybersecurity Fellow Tim Junio speaks to The Associated Press in the wake of a recent cyberattack on South Korea, which paralyzed the country's banks and media organizations. He explains that the attack was less damaging than it should have been because South Korea has developed a cyberattack response policy. Read more »
CISAC is expanding its research into cybersecurity and for the first time has three fellows devoted to Internet freedom, privacy and government controls: Jonathan Mayer, Andrew Woods and Tim Junio. Read more »
Cybersecurity Fellow Jonathan Mayer exposes how personal information is being leaked to third-party trackers on presidential campaign websites, despite official claims that tracking is anonymous. The campaigns are leaking names, addresses and partial e-mail addresses to third parties. Read more »
Granick: Cyberdefense doesn't need to happen through CongressCISAC in the news: CNN on August 13, 2012
CISAC affiliate Jennifer Granick outlines the complexities of meeting the nation's cybersecurity needs and what options exist to secure networks. She argues that this can be done effectively by raising standards through regulation and focusing on critical infrastructure, rather than intrusive legislation and pre-emptive cyberattacks.
CISAC in the news: CNN Security Clearance Blog on July 26, 2012
Paul Stockton, assistant secretary of defense for homeland defense and americas’ security affairs, and former CISAC senior research scholar, told a top homeland security conference that the U.S. electrical grid is extremely vulnerable to attack and natural disasters. Read more »
Granick: News of built-in surveillance for online calls “terrifying”CISAC in the news: Forbes.com on July 26, 2012
CISAC Affiliate Jennifer Granick responded to a Forbes.com article that claimed Microsoft may have made it easier for law enforcement to tap into calls on Skype. Technology companies such as Microsoft may be anticipating more regulation and building surveillance compliance into their products even though they are not currently required.
Ambassador Donahoe: Open online communication necessary for human rightsCISAC in the news
Eileen Chamberlain Donahoe, U.S. ambassador to the U.N. Human Rights Council and former visiting scholar at CISAC, dropped by Ustream headquarters in San Francisco to launch its first live fireside chat series. Donahoe took questions via Twitter and discussed human rights and the UNHRC resolution supporting freedom of expression on the Internet.