Academic Writing

Cybersecurity Information Sharing Success Stories

Author(s): 
Brian Nussbaum
Publication Date: 
July 15, 2020
Publication Type: 
Other Writing

The theory behind cybersecurity information sharing is clear and uncontroversial, even if the details of what to share, how best to do it and who to share with may sometimes result in debate and disagreement. The theory goes that organizations are better off sharing information and improving situational awareness than trying to recognize and face cyber threats and challenges on their own. Some collective and coordinated efforts can help to identify, learn about and fend off threats and would-be attackers—as compared to acting individually with less information and situational awareness. Read more about Cybersecurity Information Sharing Success Stories

Covid-19 should spark a reexamination of trade secrets’ stranglehold on information

Author(s): 
David Levine
Publication Date: 
July 10, 2020
Publication Type: 
Other Writing

As the world struggles to confront the Covid-19 pandemic, how to handle access to trade secrets — information that is valuable because others do not know it — is one of the myriad challenges to achieving safe and effective vaccines, diagnostics, and treatments for the people of the world. Read more about Covid-19 should spark a reexamination of trade secrets’ stranglehold on information

Security Experts' Letter on Transparency in Terrorist Content Regulation

Publication Date: 
June 15, 2020
Publication Type: 
Other Writing

This June 2020 letter from security researchers and practitioners urges that EU lawmakers finalizing the Terrorist Content Regulation preserve robust transparency requirements for governments to share data regarding (1) the number of content takedowns for which authorities also carried out investigation or prosecution and (2) the number of cases of content wrongly identified as terrorist.  Read more about Security Experts' Letter on Transparency in Terrorist Content Regulation

The EARN IT Act is a disaster amid the COVID-19 crisis

Author(s): 
Riana Pfefferkorn
Publication Date: 
May 4, 2020
Publication Type: 
Other Writing

Before the novel coronavirus arrived on its shores, the United States had spent decades becoming a heavily digitized society. Now, the pandemic is deepening that dependence on digital technology, converting millions of in-person interactions into online communications. That dependence means good cybersecurity, including strong encryption, has become more crucial than ever.

Reversing Turing

Author(s): 
Brett Frischmann
Publication Date: 
April 29, 2020
Publication Type: 
Other Writing

There is ample evidence to suggest that digital technologies are being designed and deployed not only to surveil and nudge us toward certain consumer preferences, but to train us to act like predictable machines. In the absence of an established framework for assessing these effects, we need a new test of humanity lost.

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