Cybersecurity

Stanford Engineering —

How fake news spreads like a real virus

If we understand how disinformation percolates, perhaps we can help curb its transmission, say cyber-risk researchers at Stanford Engineering.

Strategies to secure American elections

Stanford scholars outline a detailed strategy for how to protect the integrity of American elections – including recommendations such as requiring a paper trail of every vote cast and publishing information about a campaign’s connections with foreign nationals.

Ethics of autonomous weapons

Former Army Ranger and Pentagon official Paul Scharre discussed the ethics of autonomous weapons and the future of war at the annual Drell Lecture.

Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies —

Scholars examine cyber warfare in new book

War is changing, and the U.S. military can now use cyber weapons as digital combat power. Many experts conclude that research, scholarship, and more open discussion need to take place on the topics and concerns involved.

UIT builds phishing awareness in Stanford community

A program expanded by Stanford University IT in May is teaching faculty and staff how to recognize, avoid and report malicious emails, which are considered the greatest threat to our privacy and cybersecurity.

New way of keeping data private

Many devices that are now a part of our daily lives collect information about how we use them. Computer scientists Dan Boneh and Henry Corrigan-Gibbs have created a new method for keeping that collected data private.

At Stanford, Alex Stamos discusses online security, safety

During a lecture Tuesday evening, Alex Stamos, a Stanford researcher and a former chief security officer at Facebook, encouraged technology companies, researchers and the government to work together to solve cybersecurity issues.

Friends of friends reveal our hidden online traits

Our online friends generally reflect our age, race or political views, but some traits, notably gender, have been easier to hide online – until Stanford researchers realized that our friends’ friends give our gender secrets away.