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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.

New report from Stanford scholars seeks to demystify the biosecurity landscape

December 2018

From genome editing to “hacking” the microbiome, advances in the life sciences and its associated technological revolution have already altered the biosecurity landscape, and will continue to do so...

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.

New project looks at ethics of technology and war

December 2014

FSI Senior Fellow Scott Sagan is the chair of a new project by the American Academy of Arts & Sciences, called the New Dilemmas in Ethics, Technology and War.

Cyber fellow Jonathan Mayer takes the true interdisciplinary path

June 2014

Jonathan Mayer's education path is unusuall: He has earned a Stanford law degree while working on his Ph.D. in computer science.

Jonathan Mayer talks to CBS about his MetaPhone app on personal data

May 2014

CISAC cybersecurity fellow Jonathan Mayer talks to CBS News about the Android app he created, which asks volunteers to volunteer their phone records to learn what could be uncovered by metadata...

Microsoft VP Scott Charney discusses privacy and security

May 2014

Scott Charney, corporate vice president for Microsoft's Trustworthy Computing Group, addresses a CISAC seminar about the evolving pursuit of security and privacy. You can watch the entire talk here.

Tracking North Korean nuclear sites with cloud computing

May 2013

Analysts at CISAC, together with the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies, are playing a leading role in deriving new and timely information of global security relevance from a variety...

CISAC's Hecker talks North Korea

March 2009

In an exclusive interview with The Stanford Daily, CISAC Co-Director Siegfried Hecker spoke about his recent trip to North Korea.

Research worth fighting for

April 2005

"Of the Pentagon's $419.3 billion budget request for next year, only about $10.5 billion--2 percent--will go toward basic research, applied research and advanced technology development," write ...


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