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 […]

WannaCry attack reveals two troubling ethical lapses

The WannaCry ransomware attack continued to spread this weekend. Authorities in Europe say it’s impacting more than 10,000 organizations and 200,000 people in 150 countries. The malware behind WannaCry was reported to have been stolen from the National Security Agency in April. Cornell University engineering professor Stephen Wicker has briefed the U.S. government on cyber […]

NSA data collection a failure of legal system and leadership, says security expert

CORNELL UNIVERSITY PRESS OFFICE June 6, 2013 NSA data collection a failure of legal system and leadership, says security expert  Stephen B. Wicker is a professor of electrical and computer engineering at Cornell University and an expert on wireless networks and digital security. His book “Cellular Convergence and the Death of Privacy” will be published […]