Cybersecurity

As schools embark on a year of virtual or hybrid learning, hackers are seeking to exploit weaknesses in systems largely unprepared to fend off attacks. States must take the lead by updating technology and training users.
Cybersecurity
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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
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.
October 27, 2016
Commercial spying is a threat not just to U.S. companies, but also to U.S. national security, writes Rob Atkinson in Innovation Files. Our national security now critically depends on our national power, which in turn is dependent on broad-based U.S. technological leadership.
April 19, 2016
A commonsense fix would be for the bill to only require companies to comply with lawful court orders when doing so is technically feasible, says Daniel Castro in The Hill.
March 31, 2016
At this event, ITIF will discuss a new report that analyzes the current proposals put forth to address the “going dark” problem. Following a presentation on the report, panelists will offer their reactions and discuss how policymakers can harness the benefits of encryption and put in place policies that both encourage advances in cryptography and protect the rule of law.
March 15, 2016
In a new Centre of Excellence for National Security collection, Daniel Castro argues that the public and private sectors are failing to keep pace with cybersecurity threats.

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