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.
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March 14, 2016
This report examines the debate over encryption and concludes governments should not limit encryption, because it would reduce overall security, make it more difficult for companies to compete abroad, and limit progress in information security.
February 10, 2016
The FTC's "PrivacyCon" lacked a diversity of perspectives, writes Alan McQuinn in Innovation Files.
November 10, 2015
Please join Arent Fox LLP, the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF), and George Washington University’s Center for Cyber and Homeland Security (CCHS) for an engaging policy forum where cyber security leaders from industry, government, and academia will discuss the ever-changing landscape of cyber security threats.
September 8, 2015
An appellate court ruled that the FTC has the power to take action against businesses that fail to protect consumer data from hackers. But it is important that they wield this authority wisely, writes Daniel Castro in the National Law Journal.
August 20, 2015
Passing the USA Freedom Act marked an important step forward, but Congress has more work to do to address the unresolved negative impact that surveillance is having on U.S. tech competitiveness, writes Alan McQuinn in Roll Call.
August 10, 2015
A menu of actionable ideas for policymakers to foster technological innovation, growth, and progress.
July 1, 2015
Until U.S. policymakers address concerns from foreign customers that U.S. companies may be more vulnerable to NSA surveillance than their non-U.S. counterparts, U.S. companies will continue to face a disadvantage selling their products and services abroad, writes Alan McQuinn in Cyber Defense Magazine.
June 17, 2015
Given the scope and sensitivity of the personal information that the U.S. government collects, doing a job that is “good enough for government” is no longer acceptable when it comes to information security.
June 9, 2015
A failure to sufficiently reform U.S. surveillance policies is hurting U.S. technology companies, costing American jobs, and weakening the U.S. trade balance.
March 12, 2015
Recent reports suggest the U.S. government wants to ban strong encryption, a policy that could spell disaster for both U.S. competitiveness and civil liberties. Can policymakers reconcile the needs of law enforcement with good cybersecurity practices? Join ITIF for a lively panel discussion.