The recent WhatsApp lawsuit shows the significant risk to individuals, as well as public trust, that comes from allowing commercial systems to remain exploitable.
April 25, 2018
All companies face cybersecurity challenges, but few small businesses take even basic steps to protect themselves. Congress should take steps to bring them up to par.
April 1, 2018
One of the biggest challenges that organizations face as they try to keep up with the growing number of cyberattacks is finding workers with the right skills, ITIF’s Daniel Castro writes for Government Technology Magazine.
October 27, 2017
Not all personally identifiable information is the same—and the conventional wisdom that restricting data sharing is the best way to prevent “informational injury” is simply incorrect. To accurately identify potential consumer harms and intervene more effectively without impeding innovation, the FTC needs to take a more nuanced approach.
October 16, 2017
It’s time for a new approach to counterintelligence outreach to the commercial sector—one that focuses more on recognizing and responding to threat indicators, less on turning to investigators once damage has already been done.
October 12, 2017
Many privacy advocates argue businesses should have a legal obligation to obtain affirmative consent from consumers before collecting and processing data. However, opt-in policies often have negative impacts on business. Join ITIF for a discussion about this ongoing policy debate including the latest research in privacy.
September 28, 2017
Over the past few months, the U.S. government has taken multiple steps to limit federal agencies from using information security products, solutions, and services from the Moscow-based security company Kaspersky Lab over concerns that it has unethical ties to the Russian government.
March 13, 2017
Make America Secure Again: Trump Should Order U.S. Spy Agencies to Responsibly Disclose Cyber Vulnerabilities
The CIA and other intelligence agencies should commit to responsibly disclosing vulnerabilities it discovers to the private sector so that security holes can be patched, writes Daniel Castro in Innovation Files.
January 4, 2017
Unless Washington stops politicizing the response to the U.S. election hack and focuses on improving the nation's digital security, the country remains vulnerable to devastating cyberattacks, writes Daniel Castro in the Christian Science Monitor.
November 16, 2016
ITIF offers a set of actionable proposals to spur innovation, productivity, and competitiveness that the Trump administration can accomplish in its first year.
October 28, 2016
Daniel Castro writes in The Hill that a relatively simple step that Congress could take to jump-start cybersecurity in the fledgling Internet of Things is to require companies to publish a security policy.