From the Fall 2020 Issue

COVID-19 and Cybersecurity

Author(s):

Connie Uthoff, Associate Program Director, The George Washington University

COVID-19-and cybersecurity

On January 31, 2020, the U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) declared COVID-19 a public health emergency.[1] As the virus spread around the globe, cybercriminals quickly exploited the crisis for commercial gain. In the early months of 2020, as the global death toll rose, nations battled with the disease, and communities were at their … Read more

From the Winter 2019 Issue

Russia and ‘The New Norm’

Author(s):

Connie Uthoff, Associate Program Director, The George Washington University

GWU-page-header

In July 2018, Special Counsel Robert Mueller charged thirteen Russians and three Russian organizations with conspiracy to defraud the United States by interfering with United States elections and political processes, wire fraud, and bank fraud.

From the Fall 2016 Issue

Signals and Noise: Examining Flaws in SS7

Author(s):

Connie Uthoff, Associate Program Director, The George Washington University

In mid-August of 2016, a hacker referred to as “Guccifer 2.0” allegedly released documents stolen from the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC), including the personal cell phone numbers and email addresses of nearly all Democrats in the House of Representatives. The same hacker claimed credit for the recent Democratic National Committee (DNC) hacks; which resulted … Read more

From the Spring 2016 Issue

Technology and the Tension between Security and Privacy

Author(s):

Connie Uthoff, Associate Program Director, The George Washington University

At the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) Champions of Freedom event in June 2015, Apple CEO Tim Cook stated, “Like many of you, we at Apple reject the idea that our customers should have to make tradeoffs between privacy and security. We can and we must provide both in equal measure. We believe that people … Read more

From the Fall 2015 Issue

Cybersecurity and Leadership: A Changing Landscape

Author(s):

Connie Uthoff, Associate Program Director, The George Washington University

Within the past few years the increase of cyber-attacks in both severity and quantity has introduced risks that impact board members and CEOs more directly than ever before. Previously, the boardroom was not a place where members often concerned themselves with cyber- or technology-related issues. Organizations would hire chief technology or chief information officers to … Read more