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Stanford Cyber Initiative Will Tackle Internet Technology Concerns From Many Angles


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Artist's representation of cybersecurity.

A new program at Stanford University will apply broad campus expertise to cybersecurity, cyberspace, and networked information.

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Stanford University researchers have launched the Stanford Cyber Initiative, a program that will apply broad campus expertise to the challenges and opportunities associated with cybersecurity, cyberspace, and networked information.

The initiative will be highly interdisciplinary in developing a new policy framework for cyber issues, and it will draw on the campus' experience with multidisciplinary, university-wide initiatives to focus on the themes of trustworthiness, governance, and the emergence of unexpected impacts of technological change over time.

"Our increasing reliance on technology, combined with the unpredictable vulnerabilities of networked information, pose future challenges for all of society," says Stanford president John Hennessy. "Stanford has a long history of fostering interdisciplinary collaborations to find thoughtful and enlightened answers to these paramount questions."

The initiative will develop faculty seminars and conferences, organize working groups of faculty and students to address policy-relevant problems in information security, and provide support for internal research awards, teaching, and curriculum development.

"Faculty and students will expand existing research efforts and conversations with the goal of building a safer, better world that balances humanity's concerns with the promise of new technologies," says Stanford professor Mariano-Florentino Cuellar.

From Stanford Report (CA)
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