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Department of Defense

Analysis & Opinions - Foreign Affairs

Why the NSA Makes Us More Vulnerable to Cyberattacks

| May 30, 2017

Bruce Schneier discusses WannaCry, the National Security Agency, and the Vulnerabilities Equities Process and asks what the government's responsibility is when it discovers a vulnerability in a piece of software: alert the software vendor or keep it secret to use offensively.

Microsoft Research Building

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Analysis & Opinions - The Atlantic

Who Are the Shadow Brokers?

| May 23, 2017

After the WannaCry outbreak, the Shadow Brokers threatened to release more NSA secrets every month, giving cybercriminals and other governments worldwide even more exploits and hacking tools. Who are these guys? And how did they steal this information? The short answer is: We don't know. But we can make some educated guesses based on the material they've published.



Analysis & Opinions - The New York Times

What Happens When Your Car Gets Hacked?

| May 19, 2017

Bruce Schneier advocates for stricter government regulation to improve security on "Internet of Things" (IoT) devices.  Without that, he argues, we are going to see hackers attacking our cars, digital video recorders, web cameras, refrigerators, and so much more as our dependency on IoT devices grows.  

University of Michigan Journal of Law Reform

University of Michigan Journal of Law Reform

Journal Article - University of Michigan Journal of Law Reform

Making Democracy Harder to Hack

| Spring 2017 (Volume 50, Issue 3)

With the Russian government hack of the Democratic National Convention email servers and related leaks, the drama of the 2016 U.S. presidential race highlights an important point: nefarious hackers do not just pose a risk to vulnerable companies; cyber attacks can potentially impact the trajectory of democracies.

Analysis & Opinions - The Washington Post

U.S. Elections are a Mess, Even Though There's No Evidence This One Was Hacked

| November 23, 2016

"Accountability is a major problem for U.S. elections. The candidates are the ones required to petition for recounts, and we throw the matter into the courts when we can't figure it out. This all happens after an election, and because the battle lines have already been drawn, the process is intensely political. Unlike many other countries, we don't have an independent body empowered to investigate these matters."