Too often computer scientists are left out of public debates about computer science.
In order to beat malicious hackers, the cybersecurity community must develop innovative approaches for deploying – and automating – offensive strategies to find and fix software vulnerabilities.
The recent cyberattack that crippled much of the web last week took advantage of vulnerabilities in home products connected to the internet. Fixing those flaws is possible but it requires public action and industry cooperation.
Voter trust is on the line unless the US increases cybersecurity at the polls.