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Toward Oversight, and More Debate, of Cyber Weaponry
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Toward Oversight, and More Debate, of Cyber Weaponry

Policies and strategies that may lead to or initiate acts of cyberwar should be subject to scrutiny. 

Cyber Insecurity and Cyber Libertarianism
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Cyber Insecurity and Cyber Libertarianism

Here we are, 70 years into the computer age and we still do not seem to know how to build secure information systems. And yet, our community marches forward with...

Cybersecurity in the Trump Era
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Cybersecurity in the Trump Era

Deterrence is simply the wrong way to think about cybersecurity.

Fact Versus Frivolity in Facebook
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Fact Versus Frivolity in Facebook

Facebook, for the sake of its own business integrity and for the sake of the public, should give up any attempt to guarantee veracity in items posted by users. ...

The Real Lesson of the Alleged Russian Hack
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The Real Lesson of the Alleged Russian Hack

Despite more than two decades of consistent public warnings that have reached the highest levels of government, cybersecurity throughout much of the world is in...

Stop Trying to Deter Cyberattacks
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Stop Trying to Deter Cyberattacks

Whither cyber deterrence? In my view, let it wither.

A Presidential Policy Directive With Little Direction
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A Presidential Policy Directive With Little Direction

Cybersecurity is integral in nature in a very connected world; the insecurity of some contributes to the vulnerability of all.

California's Internet Voting Initiatives
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California's Internet Voting Initiatives

The vast majority of computer and network security experts agree that there is currently no way to adequately secure an online public election.

Toward a Discourse on Cyber Strategy
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Toward a Discourse on Cyber Strategy

Efforts to understand how advanced information technologies will affect future conflicts seem to be missing, or are taking place far from the public eye.

A Farewell to (Virtual) Arms?
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A Farewell to (Virtual) Arms?

The potential for a Sino-American cyber arms control agreement is intriguing, despite three very troubling flaws.

Deterrence after Stuxnet
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Deterrence after Stuxnet

In the cyber context, "Mutual Assured Destruction" becomes "Mutual Assured Disruption." 

The Robots are Taking Over! (Perhaps Not Quite Yet.)
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The Robots are Taking Over! (Perhaps Not Quite Yet.)

Programs fix themselves! Today! It's scary!

SF Reading for Computer Scientists: Summer 2015
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SF Reading for Computer Scientists: Summer 2015

Summer reading recommendations for computer scientists, courtesy of the SIGCSE 2015 Using Science Fiction in CS Courses BOF.

The Ethics of Cyberwar
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The Ethics of Cyberwar

Under what conditions should one engage in cyberwar? How should such a conflict be waged?

From Russia, Without Love
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From Russia, Without Love

Considering Russia's alleged involvement in international cyber incidents, and its willingness to stop them.

Computer Security and the Risks of Online Voting
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Computer Security and the Risks of Online Voting

An election in Australia is the latest instance of discovering a security flaw in an online voting system, while it is being used.

The Three Faces of Cyberwar
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The Three Faces of Cyberwar

The different aspects of cyberwar, and what can be done about them.

 Yet Another Major Data Breach, But Will This Time Be Any Different?
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Yet Another Major Data Breach, But Will This Time Be Any Different?

Why is our community having such an anemic response to all of these major data breaches? What can we do differently? What should we be doing differently?

Run-Time Assertions: What Are You Waiting For?
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Run-Time Assertions: What Are You Waiting For?

Would Design by Contract have avoided Heartbleed?

Those Who Say Code Does Not Matter
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Those Who Say Code Does Not Matter

Often, you will be told programming languages do not matter much. It is a pretty general rule that people arguing language does not matter are simply trying...
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