Modern field guide to security and privacy
  • Cybercrime Here's what crippled the internet

    An unprecedented and alarming attack on the internet's core infrastructure shutdown much of the web Friday in another sign of the growing sophistication of malicious cyberattacks.  

  • Innovation The technologist convincing the Pentagon to love hackers

    Lisa Wiswell was the driving force behind the Defense Department's first-ever bug bounty program, which rewarded outside security researchers for finding vulnerabilities in its websites. Now, the Pentagon is expanding the effort.

  • Hackers Why a massive Election Day hack is unlikely (+video)

    At an Atlantic Council event Wednesday, experts warned about myriad technical vulnerabilities at the polls but said a hack that could change the outcome of the presidential election was nearly impossible.

  • Passcode Voices Opinion: The real cost of election insecurity

    Voter trust is on the line unless the US increases cybersecurity at the polls.

  • Watch: The Passcode Cup capture the flag competition

    Passcode is hosting our inaugural cybersecurity-based capture-the-flag competition, in Washington, D.C. Watch the first and last hours live here on Friday, October 21 at 12:00 and 4:15 Eastern time.

  • Privacy Report finds racial bias in facial recognition technology

    More than 40 rights groups asked the Department of Justice to launch a probe examining whether systems used by police to investigate crimes disproportionately identify blacks as criminal suspects.

  • Watch live: Hacking the vote

    E-voting could expose the US electoral process to an unprecedented scale of vulnerabilities. Watch a panel discussion examining the tradeoffs and threats facing our election systems.

  • Digital privacy can’t survive on a cracked foundation

    A new American president and Congress have a historic opportunity to safeguard digital privacy — but they can’t build on a foundation of mass surveillance and encryption backdoors

  • Watch: Cybersecurity meets privacy in a connected world

    Join Privacy Lab and Passcode on Thursday, October 20th at 6:15 p.m. PDT for a discussion that will look at how privacy and security go hand in hand.

  • Surveillance Opinion: Congress should unveil American surveillance

    The US intelligence community still appears to be violating Americans' privacy with domestic spying operations. But to reform these actions, Congress first needs to know how spies really operate.

How well do you know hacker movies?

Can you hack a Gibson? Are you interested in SETEC Astronomy? Shall we play a game? 

  • How America’s first chief information security officer can make his mark

    The nation’s first ever chief information security officer (CISO) has a big task — and can make a big impact.

  • Security After blaming Russia for DNC hack, Obama weighs response

    The Obama administration is planning to respond to Russia's suspected cyberattacks on US political organizations. What are its options?

  • Security Is Silicon Valley losing the fight over user data?

    News that Yahoo and Apple collect information that can assist with government surveillance highlights a privacy tug-of-war between tech firms and law enforcement. 

  • Watch: Unsure and insecure in the Internet of Things

    Join the Atlantic Council's Cyber Statecraft Initiative and Passcode on Friday, October 14 from 9:00 to 10:30 a.m. for a moderated discussion that will focus on new policy solutions to securing connected devices.

  • Surveillance Digital privacy campaign urges users to 'Dump Yahoo'

    The tech advocacy group Fight for the Future is calling on Yahoo users to delete accounts after reports alleged the company let US officials scan millions of emails.

  • Innovation As self-driving cars hit the road, cybersecurity takes a back seat

    While consumers and industry experts worry about cybersecurity in autonomous vehicles, government regulators are still struggling to respond to digital risks in driverless cars.

  • Passcode Voices Opinion: Driverless cars need an off switch

    Consumers have many questions about safety, cybersecurity, and privacy in the coming fleets of autonomous vehicles. And they want a say in shaping the future of transportation.  

  • Security Podcast: Thomas Rid on the 'Rise of the Machines'

    On this episode of The Cybersecurity Podcast, New America's Peter Singer and Passcode's Sara Sorcher interview Thomas Rid, a war studies professor at King's College, about his new book, "Rise of the Machines: A Cybernetic History."

  • Passcode Voices Opinion: Trump has a point about 'the cyber'

    During the last two presidential debates, Donald Trump cast doubt on US claims that Russia carried out cyberattacks on political organizations. But without clear evidence from the government, how can the public really be sure it was Moscow? 

  • Espionage What's Obama's next move after blaming Moscow for hacks?

    Now that the Homeland Security and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence officially accused the Russian government of conducting cyberattacks on US political targets, will the administration retaliate?

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