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Fri, Apr 23, 2021

#94: Shift the Landscape for Adversaries After Sunburst

By: Emma Schroeder and Will Loomis What is the kernel of the issue? Information sharing on cybersecurity issues between industry and government is all the rage, but to what end? While much of the last decade of debate over how and when to share information in cybersecurity has focused on responding to a crisis, the […]

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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

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Fri, Jan 22, 2021

Loomis and Scott in Lawfare: A role for the vulnerabilities equities process in securing software supply chains

On Jan. 14, something unusual happened—the National Security Agency (NSA) publicly announced that it had discovered a critical vulnerability (CVE 2020-0601) deep within Windows 10 and reported it to Microsoft for patching. The disclosure was lauded because of the bug’s severity; buried in a cryptographic library, it would have allowed opportunistic attackers to decipher encrypted […]

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William Loomis is an assistant director with the Atlantic Council’s Cyber Statecraft Initiative within the Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security. In this role, he manages a wide range of projects at the nexus of geopolitics and national security with cyberspace. Prior to joining the Atlantic Council, he worked on market research and strategy at an emerging technology start-up in Madrid, Spain. 

Originally from New York, he holds a BA in Political Science, with a focus on International Relations and Securities Studies from Colgate University.