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What hacking taught journalists about cybersecurity 

Hannah Yasharoff is a student at the University of Maryland’s Philip Merrill College of Journalism. She participated in a cybersecurity workshop at the college that was supported by the Hewlett Foundation. With the help of a hacker, reporters and editors inside a computer lab at the University of Maryland this summer witnessed for themselves just ...

Refining our cyber initiative grantmaking strategy 

For the past few months, Apple and the U.S. government have been in embroiled in an increasingly antagonistic spat about the iPhone that belonged to Syed Rizwan Farook, one of the suspects in the shooting in San Bernardino, California. The U.S. Department of Justice has sought to legally compel Apple to disable several of the ...

Cyber Initiative: Refined Grantmaking Strategy 

Launched in March 2014, the Hewlett Foundation’s Cyber Initiative seeks to build a more capable field to strategically address a broad range of topics that impact the security, stability and resilience of a free and open Internet and connected devices. This includes not only traditional notions of computer and information security, but related policy issues ...

Cybersecurity at the Intersection 

  Interesting piece at TechCrunch by Ben FitzGerald of the Center for a New American Security (a grantee of our Cyber Initiative), on the importance of collaboration across sectors and disciplines for real cybersecurity: Government outreach efforts often talk about collaboration and working together but usually in a vague, aspirational, kumbaya kind of way. However, for cybersecurity ...

Waging War on Hackers Actually Hurts US Cybersecurity Efforts 

Writing in the Christian Science Monitor, Cyber Initiative Program Officer Eli Sugarman makes the case that hackers—the white hat wearing kind—are critical to U.S. cybersecurity: During his State of the Union address last month, President Obama singled out hackers as one of America’s principal cyber enemies and called for stiffer criminal penalties against them. Fans of this tough rhetoric should beware: ...

10 Things To Read Before the Stanford Cybersecurity Summit 

  Staff members sit at their work stations at the National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center in Arlington, Virginia, January 13, 2015. US President Barack Obama visited the facility to talk about cyber security. (Photo Credit: Saul Loeb/ AFP/ Getty Images)   President Obama will join experts from government, industry, and academia tomorrow at a ...

Why A Global Cybersecurity Playbook Is Critical Post-Sony 

Cyber Initiative Program Officer Eli Sugarman, writing for Forbes:  On Tuesday, President Obama announced a series of new cybersecurity measures to improve information sharing between the private sector and government, modernize law enforcement’s approach to tackle cybercrime, and require national data breach reporting. These are all important steps towards what it’s increasingly clear is really needed: a comprehensive ...

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