In an age of hacking and fake news, governments and private companies must join forces to stop Russian disinformation.
Scenario thinking sketches out future cybersecurity problems and helps policymakers begin addressing tomorrow's digital dilemmas.
Regulators and utility industry leaders need to wake up to the risks that could let malicious hackers cause widespread physical damage to the grid and other critical infrastructure.
The more than 30-year-old Computer Fraud and Abuse Act carries overly harsh penalties for trivial digital transgressions – and it needs to be completely overhauled (or abolished altogether).
Soviet-era housing dominates the neighborhood of Lasnamäe on Jan. 11, 2020, in Tallinn, Estonia.
Rapid advances in biometric technology mean the public is surveilled – and their movements recorded – more than ever before. If this technology spreads without limits, it could soon impinge on basic rights.
The security researcher known for hacking a 2014 Jeep Cherokee, leading to a 1.4 million-vehicle recall, outlines how automakers can keep connected cars safe from cyberattacks.
The US and China have made progress on curbing commercial cyberespionage. Now, the global powers need to set limits when it comes to digital warfare.
The international community has finally started a serious conversation about norms in cyberspace. But reaching a global consensus needs the world's attention.
In virtual and physical stores, retailers are tracking customers' buying habits, biometric information, and personal preferences. And few consumers even know they are being watched.
Too often computer scientists are left out of public debates about computer science.
Moscow carried out a digital campaign to disrupt our democracy, but did not change vote counts. That's a key distinction because the US needs to accurately identify weaknesses to sharpen national cyberdefenses.
Blockchains track, record, and secure transactions made within the virtual currency Bitcoin. They can also help defend many critical systems from devastating cyberattacks.
If Trump walks back US surveillance reform, he could jeopardize a trade agreement with the European Union that ensures the free flow of data across the Atlantic.
The Senate must step up to pass this desperately needed legislation that restores the privacy rights of all Americans in the Digital Age.
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