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Iowa caucuses did one thing right: Require paper ballots

February 2020

/*-->*/ “As the confusion that was the Iowa caucuses unfolds, there will be a lot of questions about what happened and how to avoid it in the future.

On the Integration of Psychological Operations with Cyber Operations

January 2020

/*-->*/ In a story released on Christmas Day, 2019, the Washington Post reported that U.S.

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.

The battle for American minds

March 2019

Congress’s annual worldwide-threat hearings are usually scary affairs, during which intelligence-agency leaders run down all the dangers confronting the United States.

America’s misbegotten cyber strategy

February 2019

I used to think we didn’t have enough strategic documents guiding U.S. cyber policy. Now I think we have at least one too many.

Scholars examine cyber warfare in new book

January 2019

War is changing, and the U.S.

Active cyber defense and interpreting the computer fraud and abuse act

December 2018

 In the cybersecurity field, the term “active defense” is often used in a variety of ways, referring to any activity undertaken outside the legitimate span of control of an organization being...

The divide between Silicon Valley and Washington is a national-security threat

December 2018

A silent divide is weakening America’s national security, and it has nothing to do with President Donald Trump or party polarization.

An outcome-based analysis of US cyber strategy of persistence and defense forward

November 2018

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Interview: #ScholarSunday with Max Smeets

October 2018

Max Smeets is a cybersecurity fellow at Stanford University’s Center for International Security and Cooperation (CISAC), a Research Associate at the Centre for Technology & Global Affairs,...

FSI scholars join high-level commission on democracy in the digital age

October 2018

The Kofi Annan Foundation has tapped four Stanford scholars at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies (FSI) to help advance one of its top priorities: to shed light on the rapidly...

Cybersecurity: Media Roundtable Eyes Threats

October 2018

 Whether it’s foreign government meddling or corporate hacking, every day brings a new challenge in cybersecurity for the United States, said experts at a recent Hoover Institution media roundtable...

How the U.S. Has Failed to Protect the 2018 Election--and Four Ways to Protect 2020

August 2018

In the swirl of news this week, it would be easy to miss recent announcements from two of America's largest and most influential technology companies that have implications for our democracy as a...

Cybersecurity expert Alex Stamos joins Stanford University as fellow

August 2018

 Stanford University’s Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies and the Hoover Institution announced today the appointment of Alex Stamos as a William J.

Cyberspectives: national cybersecurity priorities with Andrew Grotto

June 2018

 Introducing Cyberspectives, a new podcast analyzing the cyber issues of today with host John Villasenor.In the inaugural episode, guest Andrew Grotto provides analysis on a broad range of cyber...

General James M. Holmes meets Stanford students

June 2018

On May 23, Stanford students enrolled in Technology and Security (MS&E 193/293) met with General James M. Holmes.

Herb Lin and Max Smeets: What is absent from the U.S. Cyber Command 'vision'

May 2018

United States Cyber Command recently released a new “command vision” entitled “Achieve and Maintain Cyberspace Superiority.” The document seeks to provide: “a roadmap for USCYBERCOM to achieve and...

Andrew Grotto Testifies on "Cybersecurity and California Elections"

March 2018

On March 7, 2018, CISAC scholar and Hoover Institution Research Fellow Andrew Grotto testified before a bicameral hearing of the California Legislature on “Cybersecurity and California Elections.”...

Cyberattack concerns real about U.S. presidential election, Stanford scholar says

August 2016

A real possibility exists that foreign hackers could throw a monkey wrench into the outcome of the U.S. presidential election in the fall, a Stanford expert says.

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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
Herb Lin Herbert Lin Senior Research Scholar
Harold Trinkunas Deputy Director, Senior Research Scholar
Elaine Korzak Affiliate
John Villasenor John Villasenor Affiliate
Adam Segal Adam Segal Affiliate
Carey Nachenberg Carey Nachenberg Affiliate
David Elliott Affiliate