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An art installation of three red piranhas chasing a man with a briefcase.

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Analysis & Opinions - Harvard Business Review

AI Will Increase the Quantity — and Quality — of Phishing Scams

| May 30, 2024

Gen AI tools are rapidly making these emails more advanced, harder to spot, and significantly more dangerous. Recent research showed that 60% of participants fell victim to artificial intelligence (AI)-automated phishing, which is comparable to the success rates of non-AI-phishing messages created by human experts. Companies need to: 1) understand the asymmetrical capabilities of AI-enhanced phishing, 2) determine the company or division’s phishing threat severity level, and 3) confirm their current phishing awareness routines.

Intersecting black lines form the shape of a human eye.

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

Seeing Like a Data Structure

| May 23, 2024

Our data-centric way of seeing the world isn't serving us well. Barath Raghavan and Bruce Schneier argue that we need new socio-technical systems that leave room for the inherent messiness of reality.

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

Setting a Course for Arctic Research: Arctic Initiative at Arctic Science Summit Week 2024

The Arctic Initiative team helped kick off discussions for the International Conference on Arctic Research Planning Process 2022-2026 (ICARP IV) research priority teams at the Arctic Science Summit Week (ASSW) 2024 in Edinburgh, Scotland. 

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Analysis & Opinions - Lawfare

Backdoor in XZ Utils That Almost Happened

| Apr. 09, 2024

The xz Utils backdoor incident reveals that the security of the global internet depends on countless obscure pieces of software written and maintained by even more obscure unpaid, distractible, and sometimes vulnerable volunteers. It’s an untenable situation, and one that is being exploited by malicious actors. Yet precious little is being done to remedy it.