Articles Tagged: cyber security

Armed and Ready: The Pentagon’s Assertive New Cyber Strategy

When the U.S. Department of Defense released its latest cyber strategy last week, it laid more than just another brick in the edifice of cybersecurity that the government has been building for decades. Coming just a few weeks after President Barack Obama’s Executive Order setting out a policy framework for sanctioning malicious cyber actors, the […]

Obama’s Welcome Cyber Sanctions Plan Is Worth Expanding

On April 1, U.S. President Barack Obama signed an executive order expanding Washington’s ability to deter cyberattacks, by empowering the government to apply financial sanctions on hackers and companies overseas that benefit from cyber-espionage. The directive authorizes the secretary of the treasury, in consultation with the attorney general and secretary of state, to impose sanctions […]

Sony Hack: No Good Options for U.S. on Private Sector Cybersecurity

When they set out to make “The Interview,” a comedic movie about assassinating the leader of North Korea, actors Seth Rogen and James Franco likely did not realize they would spark a massive cyber attack, lead the White House to dub those attacks a national security problem or inadvertently trigger a First Amendment crisis in […]

Sony Attack Signifies New Twist in Cyber Conflict

Attacking another country’s sources of economic power and its political and cultural cohesion is an old practice in warfare. The former was most clearly explored in the theories of strategic bombing that sprung up after the invention of the airplane in the first part of the twentieth century. The latter is considerably older; history is […]

Geopolitics and Cyber Power: Why Geography Still Matters

Implicit in many analyses of the use of cyber power in international politics and foreign policy is that realist geopolitics no longer matter. Even when the term geopolitics is used in such analysis, it is as though the geography has become unmoored from the politics. While there is undoubtedly a geographic foundation to cyberspace because […]

Uncle Sam’s Right to Know

A long time desire and goal of the telecommunications, Internet and mega-data storage high-tech “industry” – ostensibly in the name of privacy – is to have the marketable ability to store, but simply not be able to retrieve, the encrypted data of its paying customers. And the idea has recently gotten new life: According to […]

Perspectives on Collection, Retention, and Dissemination of Intelligence

In this new Policy Outlook, Institute Policy Advisor Daniel Gallington reviews how the U.S. government collects, retains, and uses intelligence information.  Gallington, a former Deputy Counsel for Intelligence Policy at the Department of Justice and Legal Adviser for Intelligence Oversight in the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD), brings a deep understanding of the roles and responsibilities […]

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