Science & Technology

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

International Council Debates Critical Global Issues

A lively discussion of “Russiagate” at the JFK Jr. Forum on Tuesday, May 2, launched the 2017 annual meeting of the Belfer Center International Council . 

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

Nye Lauded for Cybersecurity Leadership

Harvard University Distinguished Service Professor and former Harvard Kennedy School Dean Joseph S. Nye was honored  by the Center’s Cyber Security Project in April for his leadership and contributions to cybersecurity through the Belfer Center’s cybersecurity initiatives. Nye has announced his retirement at the end of the semester.

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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.

Paper - Cyber Security Project, Belfer Center

Too Connected to Fail

| May 2017

This paper argues that threats to core internet infrastructure and services can, in fact, rise to the level of a serious national security threat to the United States and will explore scenarios where this may be the case. The paper will discuss several kinds of core internet services and infrastructure and explore the challenges with understanding interdependencies between the internet and critical infrastructure; review recent attack techniques that can cause systemic risk to the internet; discuss various nation state capabilities, intentions and recent activities in this area; and describe how these attacks could be used against the United States to deter the U.S., control escalation, or potentially degrade U.S. warfighting capabilities in a conflict. Finally, the paper concludes with recommendations for what the United States and other governments can do to build defenses and resiliency against systemic threats to the internet.

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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.