Information Technology

Scholarly Publications

Introduction to the special issue on strategic dimensions of offensive cyber operations

March 2017

Nations around the world recognize cybersecurity as a critical issue for public policy.

Documenting Cyber Security Incidents

December 2015

Organizations often record cybersecurity incidents to track employee workload, satisfy auditors, fulfil reporting requirements, or to analyze cyber risk.

Efficient, Secure Green: Digital Utopianism and the Challenge of Making the Electrical Grid “Smart”

December 2013

Abstract: Electrical grids have long depended upon information infrastructures—systems for exchanging information about electricity generation, transmission, distribution, and use.

Other Publications

Maneuvering The China-U.S. Relationship in Cyberspace

October 2015

The article examines the impact of the summit between President Obama and President Xi on future cybersecurity relations between the two countries, and the changing nature of cyber cooperation and...

Analysis of Pin and TPM for Microsoft Laptops

September 2015

Organizations routinely face risk trade-offs.

Is the Elephant Learning to Dance? The Diffusion of the Internet in the Republic of India

April 2002

Published in conjunction with the Georgia Tech Information Security Center (GTISC), Georgia Institute of Technology.

News

Can Biden Do Anything to Stop Ransomware Attacks?

July 2021

Christopher Painter explains why the emerging pattern of ransomware attacks needs to be addressed at a political level – both domestically and internationally – and not be treated solely as a...

Understanding China's Social Credit System

August 2020

Does a tracking system making laws more enforceable actually improve society?

Doctrinal Confusion and Cultural Dysfunction in the Pentagon Over Information and Cyber Operations

March 2020

In a Lawfare post earlier this year, I questioned the wisdom of referring to cyber operations as psychological operations. These campaigns are the bread and butter of U.S.

Events

Seizing the Moment: America's Alliances and the Technology Race

May 15, 2020

This event is co-sponsored with the Cyber Policy Center and the Center for a New American Security.* Please note all CISAC events are scheduled using the Pacific Time Zone Seminar Recording: https:...

Uncertainty, Risk, and Responsibility: Lessons from Three Technologies

February 18, 2020

Seminar Recording: https://youtu.be/wKXawdBrCEs About this Event: Are we still in the Nuclear Age? Is this the Age of AI? Are we entering the Age of Synthetic Biology?

Chinese Investments in U.S. Venture Technology: Accessing the Crown Jewels of U.S. Innovation

February 12, 2018

Abstract: China’s participation in venture deals financing is at a record level of 10-16% of all venture deals (2015-2017) and has grown quite rapidly in the past seven years.  Technologies where...

Projects

Consortium for Research on Information Security and Policy

As part of a response to growing government concern over the threat of cyber attacks directed against critical national infrastructures, the National Security Agency (NSA) contracted with Stanford...
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Project on Peace and Cooperation in the Asian-Pacific Region

The Project on Peace and Cooperation in the Asian-Pacific Region has been a cornerstone of research at the Center for International Security and Cooperation for three decades.
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People

Herb Lin Herbert Lin Senior Research Scholar
2015 eileen donahoe 04 web Eileen Donahoe Lecturer, CDDRL
van Schewick Barbara Barbara van Schewick Associate Professor, Law
2018 02 12 miis day1 high res 112 Melissa Hanham Affiliate
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