Science & Technology

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Analysis & Opinions - The Conversation

Should Cybersecurity Be A Human Right?

| Feb. 13, 2017

As people use online services more in their daily lives, their expectations of digital privacy and freedom of expression will lead them to demand better protections... Now is the time for businesses, governments and individuals to prepare for this development by incorporating cybersecurity as a fundamental ethical consideration in telecommunications, data storage, corporate social responsibility and enterprise risk management.

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

Homeland Security Project at Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center Taps Top Security Experts as Inaugural Fellows

Feb. 07, 2017

The Homeland Security Project, a new initiative of Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs headed by Juliette Kayyem, has announced the appointment of the Project’s three inaugural fellows, all of whom held top positions in the Obama and previous administrations.

Book - Oxford University Press

The Cybersecurity Dilemma: Hacking, Trust and Fear Between Nations

| February 2017

In this book, Cyber Security Project Fellow Dr. Ben Buchanan shows not only that the security dilemma applies to cyber operations, but also that the particular characteristics of the digital domain mean that the effects are deeply pronounced. The cybersecurity dilemma is both a vital concern of modern statecraft and a means of accessibly understanding the essential components of cyber operations.

What Is the Cyber Offense-Defense Balance? Conceptions, Causes, and Assessment

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Journal Article - Quarterly Journal: International Security

What Is the Cyber Offense-Defense Balance? Conceptions, Causes, and Assessment

    Author:
  • Rebecca Slayton
| Winter 2016/17

Does cyberspace favor the offense, as many analysts and policymakers claim? Three factors undermine any cyber offensive advantage, as demonstrated in a cost-benefit analysis of the Stuxnet operation against Iran. First, any measurement of the offense-defense balance must consider a cyber operation’s value as well as its cost to both sides. Second, organizational capabilities play a significant role in determining the balance. Third, offensive advantages decline when attackers target physical infrastructure rather than information networks.

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.

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Analysis & Opinions - Council on Foreign Relations

The Cybersecurity Dilemma: Where Thucydides Meets Cyberspace

| Jan. 30, 2017

Cyber Security Project Fellow Dr. Ben Buchanan discusses how the traditional concept of the "security dilemma" applies to conflict in cyberspace, arguing that as states play offense and defense in the digital domain, they risk tension no one wants.