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Analysis & Opinions - Lawfare

Decoding the 2017 NDAA's Provisions on DoD Cyber Operations

| Jan. 30, 2017

Cyber Security Project Director Michael Sulmeyer and Project Affiliate Charley Snyder examine some of the most important provisions to the recently signed into law 2017 National Defense Authorization Act that the Trump Administration must grapple with during its first year in office.

Analysis & Opinions - Technology+Policy | Innovation@Work

Protecting US Critical Infrastructure: One Step Forward for Cybersecurity, One Back?

| July 24, 2013

"...[T]he Department of Homeland Security's Industrial Control System Cyber Emergency Response Team (ICS-CERT) recently canceled two long-planned conferences and a number of training sessions. The cancellations are likely an effect of sequestration—no funds."

Proposed route for ethanol shipments would move the highly flammable liquid on these MBTA train tracks through Kendall Sq. in Cambridge, Mass.

Wig Zamore STEP Photo

Analysis & Opinions - Power & Policy Blog

Dangerous Cargo: Action Needed on Hazardous Materials

| June 13, 2013

"The threat of terrorism complicates matters even further. In April, two men in Canada were arrested for plotting an attack on rail lines near Toronto. In the US, homeland security officials have warned that shipments of hazardous materials are an attractive terrorist target."

- Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School Belfer Center Newsletter

Confronting Complex Cybersecurity Challenges

| Summer 2013

For the past four years, faculty and fellows from Harvard Kennedy School's Belfer Center and Massachusetts Institute of Technology have partnered in a project called "Explorations in Cyber International Relations." The ECIR project’s brief is "to explore alternative cyber developments, assess challenges and threats, and identify possibilities and opportunities in cyberspace for security and well-being."

Magazine Article - GovInfoSecurity.com

Dim Prospects for Cybersecurity Law in 2011

| September 28, 2011

"If Congress focuses its efforts on the areas where members appear to agree reform is needed, then it is possible that a cybersecurity bill will finally become a law. The proposals, if adopted, will make incremental change and a small difference in our cybersecurity posture. Bolder steps are needed but are unlikely to be taken given the combination of this fiscally constrained environment, politically divided Congress and the upcoming presidential election cycle."