WannaCry attack reveals vulnerability and resilience

Rebecca Slayton, assistant professor at Cornell University’s Science & Technology Studies Department and an expert on international security and cooperation, comments on the WannaCry cyber-attacks that have spread across 150 countries since Friday. Slayton says the attack shows both the vulnerabilities and resilience of our computer systems.  Bio: http://sts.cornell.edu/rebecca-slayton  Slayton says: “The largest ransomware attack in […]

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 […]

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 […]