Issue Brief Aug 26, 2021
Countering ransomware: Lessons from aircraft hijacking
By Simon Handler, Emma Schroeder, Frances Schroeder, and Trey Herr
Ransomware has plagued organizations for more than a decade, but the last three years have experienced a surge in both the number of incidents and the ransoms demanded. To more effectively counter ransomware, the US government should develop a strategy that draws on lessons learned from addressing a surge in aircraft hijackings through the late 1960s and early 1970s.
New Atlanticist Aug 4, 2021
National Cyber Director Chris Inglis: We need to become a ‘harder target’ for our adversaries
By Katherine Walla
How do you strengthen an entire nation’s cyber defenses? That’s the task facing Inglis, who spoke about his priorities in his new White House role at the Atlantic Council.
The DFRLab’s Democracy & Tech Initiative creates policy practices that align global stakeholders toward tech and governance that reinforces, rather than undermines, open societies. This initiative builds on the DFRLab’s leadership in the OSINT field, empowering global communities to promote transparency and accountability.