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Analysis & Opinions - TechCrunch

Ethereum: The Great Handshake

| Oct. 22, 2021

Ethereum is the world’s most popular digital contract compiler, maintained by many but owned by none. Perhaps one of the most interesting factors behind its popularization is the future it paints — one that transforms current internet standards for ownership, value creation and, most importantly, privacy.

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Analysis & Opinions - TechStream

Should Ransomware Payments Be Banned?

| July 26, 2021

Tarah Wheeler and Ciaran Martin write that banning ransomware payments may be seen as as unwarranted state interference in private commerce, but they believe that a coordinated country level response would rectify the glaring deficiency in the current reality: the near-total privatization of national security risk. 

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Analysis & Opinions - Brookings' TechStream

The Danger in Calling the Solar Winds Breach An "Act of War"

| Mar. 04, 2021

When news broke late last year that a massive, years-long Russian cyberespionage had penetrated large parts of the U.S. federal government and its information technology systems, policymakers were quick to describe the breach as “an act of war” and that the United States must strike back. But the breach that leveraged weaknesses in software developed by the company SolarWinds was not an act of war. It was an act of espionage. The United States has experienced cycles of outrage over Russian espionage before and mislabeling espionage as an act of war risks leading the United States toward the wrong response.

Photo of a staff member checks a news site at the NATO Computer Incident Response Capability (NCIRC) technical center.

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Analysis & Opinions - Foreign Policy

NATO, We Want to Go to War With You

| Dec. 22, 2020

In recent years, NATO has begun to incorporate some innovative new cyberwarfare games and exercises into its annual wargames. But there is something missing. If NATO wants to see what nation-state hacking is like in the chaotic multiactor online world, it needs to practice fending off some actual hackers.

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Analysis & Opinions - OECD Forum Network

Where are the Women in Cybersecurity Leadership Roles?

| Dec. 17, 2020

It’s easy to feel like everything has already been said about why we need more women in cybersecurity. I’ve been explaining the economic benefits of hiring women as engineers, bringing in women as senior information security leaders, and going to work for women as board members and national influencers for a long time.