Cybersecurity

Scholarly Publications

Cyber Risk Research Impeded by Disciplinary Barriers

November 2019

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The Existential Threat From Cyber-enabled Information Warfare

July 2019

Corruption of the information ecosystem is not just a multiplier of two long-acknowledged existential threats to the future of humanity—climate change and nuclear weapons.

Cyber negotiation: a cyber risk management approach to defend urban critical infrastructure from cyberattacks

March 2019

Abstract: Technical tools dominate the cyber risk management market. Social cybersecurity tools are severely underutilised in helping organisations defend themselves against cyberattacks.

Other Publications

Spies, Lies, and Algorithms: Why U.S. Intelligence Agencies Must Adapt or Fail

May 2019

For U.S. intelligence agencies, the twenty-first century began with a shock, when 19 al Qaeda operatives hijacked four planes and perpetrated the deadliest attack ever on U.S. soil.

News

5G and Security: There is More to Worry about than Huawei

November 2019

/*-->*/ Given much of the recent coverage surrounding security and the fifth generation (5G) of cellular networks, you would be forgiven for assuming that security concerns are largely limited to...

In the Deepfake Era, Counterterrorism Is Harder

October 2019

/*-->*/ Eighteen years ago, al-Qaeda operatives hijacked planes, toppled buildings, terrified an entire nation, and killed nearly 3,000 innocents.

Decades of Being Wrong About China Should Teach Us Something

June 2019

Thirty years ago this week, I watched the news from Beijing and started shredding my bedding.

Events

Wargaming War Games: How Likely is Thermonuclear Cyber War?

July 19, 2019

Seminar Recording: https://youtu.be/X_0mm8UkVOc /*-->*/  Abstract:  In the movie WarGames, a 1980s teenager hacks into a U.S.

Bytes, Bombs, and Spies The Strategic Dimensions of Offensive Cyber Operations

December 14, 2018

Offensive cyber operations have become increasingly important elements of U.S. national security policy.

The Perfect Weapon: War, Sabotage and Fear in the Modern Age

October 22, 2018

Click here to RSVPAbstract: The Perfect Weapon is the startling inside story of how the rise of cyberweapons in all their forms—from attacks on electric grids to attacks on electoral systems—has...

Projects

Critical Infrastructure Resilience

The Critical Infrastructure Initiative builds the cyber-resilience of critical infrastructure through methodologically diverse outputs-oriented research and engagement with end users and homeland...
English

Multimedia

Drell Lecture: Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter

April 2015

The Honorable Ashton B. Carter, 25th U.S.

Cybersecurity Boot Camp

October 2014

Video of Cyber Boot Camp  The Stanford Congressional Cyber Boot Camp, sponsored by the Hoover Institution and the Center for International Security and Cooperation, was held on the Stanford campus from Aug. 18-20, 4014.

People

Herb Lin Herbert Lin Senior Research Scholar
Harold Trinkunas Deputy Director, Senior Research Scholar
Toomas Ilves Toomas Hendrik Ilves Distinguished Visiting Fellow, Hoover Institution, GDPi Fellow, Stanford Cyber Initiative Fellow
Alex Stamos Director, Stanford Internet Observatory
Headshot of Thomas Fingar Thomas Fingar Lecturer at APARC
Amy Zegart Senior Fellow Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution, Professor, by courtesy, Political Science
Andrew Grotto Andrew Grotto Director, Program on Geopolitics, Technology, and Governance
Marc Goodman Affiliate
Andreas Kuehn Affiliate
Max Smeets Max Smeets Affiliate