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Herbert Lin
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The U.S. isn’t getting ahead of the cyber threat, experts say

Commentary / June 6, 2022
Network experts, including Herb Lin, say the U.S. is just as vulnerable – or even more vulnerable – to cyber attacks.
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Dr. Hebert Lin

Russians allegedly storm Ukrainian ISP, blackmail it to switch to Russian networks

Commentary / May 16, 2022
Ukraine’s state communications agency said Friday that Russian forces had invaded a Kherson-based Internet company and disconnected all equipment, threatening to confiscate it if the company did not connect to Russian networks.
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Herbert Lin On Cyber Threats And Nuclear Weapons

Q&As / January 5, 2022
In this Q&A, Lin discusses his recently released book Cyber Threats and Nuclear Weapons. He explains that until this publication, the literature about cyber technology’s impact on the nuclear enterprise has been relatively sparse.
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Interview: Stanford’s Herbert Lin on “Cyber Threats and Nuclear Weapons”

Q&As / November 30, 2021
Much of the technology now controlling US nuclear weapons was produced before the rise of the Internet. Newer technology will improve aspects of command, control, and communications related to the US nuclear arsenal. But if not carefully planned, the updating of nuclear technology could also increase risk in distinct ways that Herbert Lin explains in the following interview.
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U.S., Allies Seek Ways To Combat Ransomware As Online Attacks Proliferate

News / October 13, 2021
The more countries involved in the discussion, the better but in the end you want to have global controls on cryptocurrency redemption.
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‘It’s quite feasible to start a war’: just how dangerous are ransomware hackers?

Commentary / August 1, 2021
The Russian government has an arrangement w/cyber-mobs who are active outside Russia: if you hack a Russian system, you’re in trouble. “My guess is that Putin gets a cut,” Herb Lin says.
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Herb Lin

Software as a Disservice? Security Shortcuts Are Exposing Computers to Hackers

Commentary / July 9, 2021
A problem for investors is that companies don’t have proper incentives for preventing attacks. Herb Lin, cyber policy and security scholar at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution, said companies spend too much energy avoiding responsibility for attacks, rather than preventing them.
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US Slaps Russia With Sanctions Plus For SolarWinds Hack

News / April 16, 2021
The White House Executive Order comes on the same day that CISA and CNMF issue SolarWinds-related malware analysis and NSA-CISA-FBI issue a joint advisory warning of ongoing SVR exploitation of known vulnerabilities in common products. Herb Lin comments.
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