Surveillance leak first of many without system overhaul

WikiLeaks published thousands of documents this week, detailing tools the CIA allegedly uses to hack into smartphones, computers and other electronic devices. Fred Schneider is a Cornell University computer science professor who researches trustworthy computing and public policy, and co-chairs the Cybersecurity Working Group at Cornell. Schneider cautions that without the investment in more-secure systems, […]

Changing technology prompts NATO’s shift on cyber warfare

Barry Strauss, military historian and chair of the history department at Cornell University, comments on NATO’s likely upcoming agreement on cyberspace as a warfare domain. He says wise leaders recognize innovation in military technology. Bio: http://history.arts.cornell.edu/faculty-department-strauss.php   Strauss says: “It’s not surprising that NATO is likely to agree at its summit next month to recognize […]

Price of privacy will be unlocked at Apple, FBI hearing

Apple lawyers and the FBI will make their cases on March 22 at a hearing before the U.S. District Court for the District of Central California. Fred Schneider, a Cornell University computer science professor who researches trustworthy computing and public policy, says the real issue is whether Americans want to regulate against building devices that […]

China and US talks must include cyber espionage, not just cyber crime

Greg Morrisett, dean of Cornell University’s Computing and Information Sciences and expert on programming language technology, says in order to prevent future cyber wars, Obama and Xi Jinping must address government-sponsored cyber attacks in addition to commercial espionage. Morrisett says:  “It is notable that President Xi Jinping focused on cyber-crime, as opposed to cyber-espionage. On […]