Cybersecurity Op-Eds & Commentaries Archive

Mounting an Active Defense Against Cyber Threats

November 10, 2016

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Russia's Aggressive Power is Resurgent, Online and Off

August 25, 2016

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Could New Global Regime Tame “Wild West” of Cyberspace?

November 12, 2015

A British intelligence agency warned this week that cyberattacks threatening the United Kingdom’s security doubled in a year, and similar challenges face every nation with digital infrastructure, leading policymakers to pursue the development of new norms of behavior in cyberspace. What has already been achieved in the area, and what obstacles stand in the way of further progress?

Massive government employee data theft further complicates US-China relations

June 08, 2015

In the ever-escalating compendium of cyber incidents and intrusions, an enormous US government breach – perhaps the largest ever – came to light last week with news of a federal hack affecting “nearly every government agency.”

Cyber Deterrence Is a Strategic Imperative

April 28, 2015

From botnet takedowns to joint activities with law enforcement, there is a role to be played in cyber deterrence by nearly every public and private entity in the U.S., Guest Contributors Frank J.

The Bear is Inside the Wire

April 09, 2015

Russian hackers, fresh from breaching the State Department's unclassified networks in recent months, have managed to sneak into “sensitive but unclassified” White House networks, CNN reported on April 7. The perpetrators gained access to real-time non-public details of the President’s schedule, precisely the type of information foreign intelligence services prioritize for collection.

Fortifying the Internet of Things means baking in security at the beginning

March 06, 2015

Protecting smart devices means building cybersecurity into the design process, from hardware to software. Making security a priority at the start, instead of coming up with patches later, is the key to ensuring the growing number of connected gadgets remain safe.

Obama’s cybersecurity initiative: a start but businesses – and individuals – need to do more

February 24, 2015

The linchpin of President Obama’s recently launched cybersecurity initiative is to encourage the private sector to share information to better defend against cyberattacks. Yet US companies have historically been wary of openly talking about their cybersecurity efforts with competitors and with government — for good reason.

Seven Cybersecurity Questions Bank Boards Need to Ask

October 10, 2014

Recent cyberattacks against several big businesses show that a wide variety of industries are engaged in a nearly nonstop battle against hackers who seek to steal intel

US needs to be prepared for Russian cyber-retaliation

September 23, 2014

The latest chapter in the conflict over Ukraine involves the imposition of sanctions by the United States and the European Union against Sberbank, and against Rosneft, the heavyweight among Russia'

NATO Meeting to Address Alliance Cybersecurity and Defense

July 01, 2013

At the beginning of June, NATO marked a first — namely the “first-ever” Alliance meeting of ministers dedicated exclusively to the subject of cyber defense. For months, if not years, cyber threats have seized prime space above the fold and around the world. From Manhattan to Paris and beyond, the fifth domain after land, sea, air, and space has brought us vulnerabilities, as well as amazing advances. And just as NATO has grappled with re-defining its mission and revisiting its capabilities to deal effectively with threats in the post-Cold War world, the Alliance now faces the vexing challenge of figuring out how best to secure itself while its constituent members — including those most militarily powerful — each tackle the same question from their respective national perspectives. All of this comes at a time when countries are strapped for funds and citizens have little appetite for additional defense expenditures.
In the months ahead, NATO will decide how to support members that are the target of cyber attack and request aid.

While Congress Dithers, Cyber Threats Grow Greater

July 24, 2012

Cybersecurity is an urgent priority -- national and economic security are at stake -- yet we do not yet have in place the legislation needed to deal with the threat. From network attacks to network exploitation the threat is real and emanates from a range of sources, including China, Russia, Iran and North Korea, transnational criminal organizations, and hackers for hire. Now is the time to act.