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Cyber-Enabled Foreign Interference: A Growing Threat to Western Democracies

Foreign interference and manipulation of information represent the new order of emerging threats to Western democracies. In particular, cyber-enabled interference in elections offers unique opportunities for adversaries to transform public opinions and shape political events. To address these threats, the Australian Strategic Policy Institute released a policy brief, which highlights...

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Disruptive Technology and National Security

Leading technology and cybersecurity experts weigh in on a Department of Defense white paper released this month examining the role of emerging and disruptive technologies on national security. On the Horizon: Security Challenges at the Nexus of State and Non-State Actors and Emerging/Disruptive Technologies, features opening remarks from the Joint...

Center for Homeland Defense and Security Releases Annotated Multi-Media Version of Worldwide Threat Assessment

The Center for Homeland Defense and Security (CHDS) created the Annotated Worldwide Threat Assessment 2019—an interactive multi-media tool highlighting key features of the Worldwide Threat Assessment of the US Intelligence Community presented last month by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) to the U.S. Senate Select Committee...

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US Intelligence Warns of Increasing Risk to National Security in Coming Year

The Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) issued a Statement for the Record, Worldwide Threat Assessment of the US Intelligence Community, in an open hearing today before the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence. The primary threats to US national security identified in this statement include:  Risks to...

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In Focus: Digital Assistants

New In Focus now available on Digital Assistants, with resources that address the cyber-vulnerabilities of smart devices and how users can protect themselves when adding one to their home. In 2018, sales for smart devices such as the Amazon Echo, and Google Home topped over 90 million. Add to that, businesses are...

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Tactics and Tropes of the Internet Research Agency

New Knowledge, an organization dedicated to defending public discourse and tracking disinformation operations, has released The Tactics & Tropes of the Internet Research Agency. This comprehensive report used social medial posts and metadata provided by Facebook, Twitter, and Alphabet (Google’s parent company) to quantify and contextualize the extent of the...

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Introducing the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency

Cybersecurity is a cornerstone of our national security strategy, especially as technology continues to advance. Malicious actors with cyber-capabilities threaten our critical infrastructure, continuity of government, and even private sector companies. The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency Act of 2018, signed into law by President Trump on November 20,2018 establishes...

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Democracy Facing the Challenge of Disinformation

A new report from Freedom House—Freedom on the Net 2018: The Rise of Digital Authoritarianism—raises concerns that excessive fake news is resulting in a general trend toward decreased internet freedom. Disinformation and propaganda has the potential to incite violence and undermine democracy, but it is frequently used purposefully to compel...

Assessing the Risk of Solar Inverters to the U.S. Electrical Grid

Last month, Ridge Global LLC released a report titled “Potential Electric Grid Vulnerability from Cyber Enabled Foreign Actors: A Risk Assessment Study of Solar Inverter Technology,” detailing critical vulnerabilities in the U.S. electric grid. In particular, the report centers on the concerns of photovoltaic inverters, whose use could significantly increase in the...