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Sat, Apr 24, 2021

#95: Reverse the Cascade to Enhance IoT Security

By: Simon Handler, Safa Shahwan Edwards, and Trey Herr What is the kernel of the issue? Many Internet of Things (IoT) devices are manufactured abroad, and a lot of these products are built at extremely low cost with little consideration made for security. Whatever progress the United States and its allies make in setting better […]

100 Ideas for the first 100 days

Mon, Mar 29, 2021

Broken trust: Lessons from Sunburst

The story of trust is an old one, but the Sunburst cyber-espionage campaign was a startling reminder of the United States’ collective cyber insecurity and the inadequacy of current US strategy to compete in a dynamic intelligence contest in cyberspace.

Report by Trey Herr, Will Loomis, Emma Schroeder, Stewart Scott, Simon Handler, and Tianjiu Zuo

Cybersecurity Intelligence

Mon, Mar 15, 2021

#55: Nominate and Empower a National Cyber Director

By: Erica Borghard and Trey Herr What is the kernel of the issue? Congress created the Senate-confirmed position of the National Cyber Director (NCD) position in the 2021 National Defense Authorization to be the coordinator for cyber defense across the interagency and the principal cybersecurity advisor to the President. The Biden administration’s National Security Council […]

100 Ideas for the first 100 days

Dr. Trey Herr is the director of the Cyber Statecraft Initiative under the Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security at the Atlantic Council. His team works on cybersecurity and geopolitics including cloud computing, the security of the internet, supply chain policy, cyber effects on the battlefield, and growing a more capable cybersecurity policy workforce. Previously, he was a senior security strategist with Microsoft handling cloud computing and supply chain security policy as well as a fellow with the Belfer Cybersecurity Project at Harvard Kennedy School and a non-resident fellow with the Hoover Institution at Stanford University. He holds a PhD in Political Science and BS in Musical Theatre and Political Science.