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Stanford Team Wins Second in WRCCDC Regionals - March 28, 2017
The Stanford Applied Cyber Student Team took 2nd place at the Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition Western Regionals hosted at Cal Poly Pomona, March 24-26. In only their 2nd season of competition the Stanford team has established themselves as legitimate contenders ...

How Safe are Blockchains? It Depends - March 7, 2017
Blockchain, the distributed ledger technology underlying bitcoin, may prove to be far more valuable than the currency it supports. But it’s only as valuable as it is secure. As we begin to put distributed ledger technology into practice, it’s important to make sure that the initial conditions we’re setting up aren’t setting us up for security issues later on (by Cyber Initiative Executive Director Allison Berke)...

Democracy, Disrupted - March 2, 2017
As the forces of reaction outpace movements predicated on the ideal of progress, and as traditional norms of political competition are tossed aside, it’s clear that the internet and social media have succeeded in doing what many feared and some hoped they would (Featuring Cyber Initiative researcher Nate Persily)...

Three Stanford Students Attending the RSA Conference This Week as Security Scholars - February 11, 2017
Andreas Pavlou, Rachel Hirshman, and Maggie Engler are RSA Security Scholars at the 2017 RSA Conference. The Conference runs from February 13-17, at the Moscone Center & Marriott in San Francisco. The program for security scholars includes networking experiences with leading experts, preferred seating at Tuesday keynotes, and an opportunity to present their current research to the conference’s 40,000 attendees...

Crypto Policy Project Grantees File Petition to Unseal Government Requests for Technical Assistance - October 3, 2016
One of the startling revelations from the Apple-FBI encryption case was that this wasn't the first time Apple had been asked to assist with investigory efforts into locked phones or encrypted iMessages, it was merely the first that had been brought to public attention. As we know, this strategy backfired, and one of the repercussions of this public fight is now taking the form of a petition asking for previous judicial records about government requests...

Researcher Mitchell Stevens Hosts Convening on Digital Academic Records and Student Data - July 1, 2016
Mitchell Stevens' Cyber Initiative project, First Principles for Governing Academic Records in the Digital Era, led to a number of questions about how academic institutions use and gather student data. These questions prompted Mitchell and his colleagues to convene an Asilomar meeting with three themes...

Hewlett Grantees on Herzliya Conference Cybersecurity Panel - June 29, 2016
Co-Director Dan Boneh, along with CLTC Director Steve Weber, MIT IPRI Director Danny Weitzner, and Hewlett Cyber Initiative leader Eli Sugarman traveled to Israel last week to speak at the annual Herzliya conference...

Cyber Initiative Researcher and SLS Professor Nate Persily Awarded Carnegie Fellowship - April 20, 2016
Stanford Law School Professor Nate Persily was awarded a Carnegie Fellowship earlier this week, for his Cyber Initiative "Campaign of the Future" project...

Stanford Team Places 4th in WRCCDC Regionals - March 31, 2016
The Stanford Applied Cybersecurity student team took 4th place overall and 3rd place in the Best Defense category at the 2016 Western Regional Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition (WRCCDC) in Pomona, California on March 18th-20th...

Three Stanford PhD students are Cyber Initiative RSA Security Scholars - March 1, 2016
The Stanford Cyber Initiative is pleased to be sending three PhD students to the RSA conference in San Francisco as RSA Security Scholars. RSA Conference Security Scholar Program occurs during RSAC and connects the brightest up-and-coming cybersecurity students to leading experts, peers and conference attendees...

Cyber Initiative hosts CA Attorney General Kamala Harris, 2015 CA Data Breach Report - February 17, 2016
On Tuesday, California Attorney General Kamala Harris addressed the Stanford Cyber Initiative to reveal her office's latest California Data Breach Report...

Stanford Student Team Places 2nd in WRCCDC Invitationals - January 14, 2016
This past weekend, a team of Stanford students put together by the Applied Cybersecurity student group resisted persistent hackers for two and a half hours--and are coming back for more...

Democracy as a Cyber-Social System - Stratfor.com, October 7, 2015 - Ian Morris
The past decade has seen huge advances in algorithms for aggregating and identifying preferences. We have all become familiar with one of the more obvious consequences of this trend...

Dan Boneh Selected as Simons Investigator - October 6, 2015
Co-Director Dan Boneh has been selected as a Simons Investigator, an award given by the Simons Foundation to outstanding mathematicians, physicists, and computer scientists

Ben Lawsky Welcomed as Cyber Initiative Visiting Scholar - July 30, 2015
The Stanford Cyber Initiative welcomes Benjamin M. Lawsky, formerly New York State's first Superintendent of Financial Services, as a visiting scholar

Quarterly Newsletter, Spring 2015 - July 14th, 2015
The first edition of our quarterly newsletter is out; to receive this newsletter as an email, please subscribe to our stanfordcyber-events@lists.stanford.edu mailing list...

Cyber Initiative Welcomes Dan Boneh as Co-Director - June 23rd, 2015
The Stanford Cyber Initiative is pleased to announce that Dr. Dan Boneh, Motwani Professor of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering, has been appointed as Co-Director, joining Professor George Triantis. Professor Boneh is a world leader in cryptography and computer security...

Cybersecurity goes way beyond passwords - San Francisco Chronicle, Feb. 15 2015 - Allison Berke
Reports of an Anthem network breach remind us all of the vulnerability of our digital personal information. Online records that provide accurate and complete identity information are more lucrative than credit-card data on the black market, and health-care providers and insurers are frequent targets of cyberattacks despite federal protections to prevent medical identity theft...

Stanford hosts the White House Summit on Cybersecurity and Consumer Protection - Stanford News, Feb. 13 2015
Hundreds of invited guests, students, members of the media and onlookers gathered as Stanford welcomed President Barack Obama and a host of business, government and academic leaders to discuss issues of cyber threats... 


        

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