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November 26th, 2013

Stanford scholars consider historic nuclear deal with Tehran

CISAC, FSI Stanford Q&A

Three experts consider the technical and political consequences of the historic agreement reached with Iran to temporarily halt its nuclear weapons program. Read more »



November 25th, 2013

CISAC, Russian nuclear institute launch joint website

CISAC Announcement

CISAC and the Moscow Engineering Physics Institute have launched a website to chronicle more than 20 years of nuclear collaboration between the Russian Federation and the United States. Read more »



November 15th, 2013

Former FBI director targets cybercrimes

CISAC, CDDRL, FSI Stanford News

Robert Mueller said terrorism is still the FBI's top priority. But the agency needs to find new ways of fighting cybercrimes, which he calls "the threat of the future." +VIDEO+
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November 6th, 2013

Securing the electronics supply chain from the threat of malware

CISAC in the news

John Villasenor, a CISAC affiliate and professor of electrical engineering and public policy at UCLA, argues in this Brookings paper that the electronic chips critical to defense systems and our national infrastructure are unprotected against the threat of malware. Read more »



November 5th, 2013

Converting an enrichment plant into nuclear weapons facility

CISAC in the news

Ivanka Barzashka, a physicist and CISAC affiliate, explains how a country converts a civilian enrichment plant into a nuclear weapons material facility. Read more »




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