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  • Security How Rudy Giuliani will advise Trump on cybersecurity

    The former New York mayor will pull together experts from a community that appears skeptical of cybersecurity under a Trump presidency. 

  • Policy Podcast: How Congress can fight Russian hackers

    The Cybersecurity Podcast team interviews Rep. Jim Langevin (D) about the cybersecurity challenges ahead after intelligence agencies came out with a report detailing Russia's involvement in the hacks of Democratic political organizations. 

  • Critical Infrastructure Why it matters to call voting booths 'critical infrastructure'

    The Department of Homeland Security designated 'election infrastructure' among the country's most valuable and critical industries and sectors. That could trigger greater protections at the ballot box against malicious hackers.

  • Security What Trump's cabinet picks say about cybersecurity

    Though President-elect Donald Trump has offered few specifics for his plans to beef up US digital defenses, his cabinet picks have called for a more assertive American role in cyberspace and against Russian hacking.

  • Passcode Voices Opinion: Trump’s internet opportunity

    Instead of adding to hostilities toward internet freedom, Trump has a chance to help safeguard digital liberties. That means crafting a cybersecurity policy in his first 100 days to reinforce appropriate behavior in cyberspace.

  • Security Trump accepts Russia's role in political hack

    For the first time, the president-elect said he believes Russia meddled in the election. In Washington, a growing cadre of Senators want a wider investigation to determine the extent of Moscow's interference.

  • Espionage Is Julian Assange becoming a folk hero for Trump supporters?

    As WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange casts doubt on US claims about Russian hacking, many conservatives have warmed up to the antisecrecy site that Republicans once criticized.

  • Espionage Germany's plan to fight fake news

    Warning that Russian disinformation campaigns are the new normal, German officials have proposed efforts to hunt down and eradicate fake news and other defamatory information from the internet. 

  • Espionage Intelligence agencies reveal Putin plan to back Trump

    An Office of the Director of National Intelligence briefing reveals the fullest picture yet of claims Russia attempted to influence the presidential vote. Trump, however, says the operation had 'absolutely no effect on the outcome of the election.'

  • Espionage How Russia wields cyberpower

    Cyberattacks around the world linked to Russia – including hacking US political groups – expose a growing sophistication for leveraging the internet's speed and scale to exert influence.

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  • Espionage Why doubts still cloud Russian hacking allegations

    Evidence that the government has presented so far linking Russian operatives to the DNC hack is questionable, fueling skepticism and doubt about Moscow's role. 

  • Security Are Russian cyberspies buried in Dutch networks, too?

    A US government analysis appears to show that Russian operatives hijacked hundreds of computers globally to carry out attacks on US political groups. But in this case, looks may be deceiving.

  • Passcode Voices Opinion: The hackers are winning

    Unless Washington stops politicizing the response to the US election hack and focuses on improving the nation's digital security, the country remains vulnerable to devastating cyberattacks.

  • Innovation How smartphones could prevent drunk driving

    Israeli researchers have developed a method that accurately gauges sobriety using smartphones, smartwatches, and fitness trackers. While the technology may push the bounds of digital privacy, it could also save lives.

  • Surveillance How The Citizen Lab polices the world's digital spies

    University of Toronto professor Ron Deibert launched The Citizen Lab in 2001 to become the 'CSI of the internet.' Since then, it has become one of the leading watchdogs for digital censorship and online suppression. 

  • Security Could US-Russia feud over hacks lead to digital detente?

    Experts have been trying for years to forge norms for how militaries around the world should operate in cyberspace. Now, tensions between Moscow and Washington over recent political breaches may energize that effort.

  • Passcode Voices Opinion: What some lawmakers still don't get about encryption

    A congressional report says encryption makes America safer. Why are these two Representatives refusing to sign on?

  • Stopping small devices from causing massive Internet disruptions

    Internet of Things devices — from Web routers to smart refrigerators — can be overcome by malware and used to affect an Internet we all rely on if simple changes aren’t made

  • Surveillance Police worldwide eye Baltimore's vast surveillance complex (+video)

    Baltimore is at the leading edge of deploying surveillance technologies. Even though its practices have raised questions about civil liberties and privacy, law enforcement agencies around the world see it as a test bed for the future of policing.

  • Security Intelligence personnel aren’t fleeing because of Trump rift

    Headhunters well-known for helping US spies find jobs in the private sector say intelligence analysts and officials, including those who specialize in cybersecurity, aren't running for the exits even though President-elect Trump has openly dismissed their findings. 

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