Cyber Security News

The encryption fight is overblown

Nov 20, 2015
"We must demand that law enforcement agencies be as innovative as their targets. To start, this means reinvesting in old-school human intelligence," writes Meg King.

Cybersecurity treaties may be nice, but it’s really every country for itself

Nov 11, 2015
As significant as a cyber arms-control agreement to ban attacks on critical infrastructure might be, the necessary complement to it is effective cyber defense mechanisms.

The shocking mediocrity of Islamic State 'hacker' Junaid Hussain

Oct 27, 2015
"But his example is sobering because he was trivial, not exceptional. Anyone can learn to do what Hussain could do. Going forward, given his celebrity, more jihadists likely will," writes Meg King and Grayson Clary.

CIA Director’s Email Hacked

Oct 20, 2015
Following reports that CIA Director John Brennan’s email had been hacked, we asked Meg King to explain the implications.

Advice for Congress, the weakest link in cybersecurity

Oct 19, 2015
"We need a public sector ready to make the case that privacy does not come at the expense of security, prosperity, and the open flow of ideas," writes Jane Harman.

The Xi-Obama Meeting: Outcomes and Expectations

Oct 16, 2015
The meeting between President Xi and President Obama has come and gone leaving in its wake opinions on outcomes and expectations. Kissinger Institute Director Robert Daly helps us sort through the details and also provides thoughts on how China views the TPP agreement.

America is losing the digital war against the Islamic State

Jul 17, 2015
"Online, we move too slowly and know too little to combat this generation of Web-native jihadists. We’ve failed to mobilize tech and messaging talent to counter the Islamic State on social media," writes Jane Harman.

Terrorism in Cyberspace: The Next Generation

Jun 18, 2015
In a follow up to his previous book (“Terror on the Internet”), Gabriel Weimann's newest work describes a growing and untamed cyberspace environment that is providing a natural and effective base of operations for the next generation of online terrorist. Are efforts to thwart those online efforts keeping pace with the level of threat? That’s the focus of this edition of Wilson Center NOW.

Beyond Google: The Dark Side of the Internet

May 12, 2015
The number of non-indexed internet sites is estimated to be 500 times larger than what a search engine can reveal. Wilson Center Public Policy Fellow Daniel Sui is attempting to uncover the dark side of the Internet that is a conduit for all types of illegal and often dangerous activity.

The Estonia Model: A Conversation With President Toomas Hendrik Ilves on a Free and Secure Internet

May 04, 2015
On this edition of REWIND Estonia's President, Toomas Hendrik Ilves, joins us for a discussion on the state of Estonia’s cybersecurity, privacy, and the digital economy.