Our smart phones and computers track our every move. Our washing machines and refrigerators now have IP addresses. Many of our automobile, airline and transportation systems rely on wireless connections. And our utility grids routinely operate online.
All of these can be remotely controlled. By good people – or bad.
When we consider national security, we typically think of protecting our borders, securing data and preventing disease and conflict. Winning wars.The U.S. military is increasingly thinking about the final frontier as the last stand for strategic defense.
As the world reacts to the death of Boris Nemtsov, FSI Director Michael McFaul adds his thoughts and commentary on the slaying of the Russian opposition leader. McFaul, who served as Washington’s ambassador to Moscow, knew Nemtsov well and called him a “real patriot who believed in the possibility of Russia’s greatness.”
Stanford senior Sarah Kunis said she and other CISAC honors students were introducing themselves to some senior White House advisors when President Barack Obama walked in the room. “I couldn’t stop my jaw from dropping,” said Kunis.
Corporate leaders and government agencies must work more closely together to safeguard computer networks from cyber attacks, President Barack Obama said Friday during a speech at Stanford University.“This has to be a shared mission,” Obama said. “Government cannot do this alone. But the private sector cannot do it alone, either.”