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In the News

Feb 10, 2022

Warrick in USA Today on Super Bowl protests

By Atlantic Council

Thomas Warrick comments on a potential anti-vaccine trucker convoy on Super Bowl weekend.

Infrastructure Protection National Security

In the News

Feb 8, 2022

Loomis in Lawfare: Defending fire a need for policy to protect the security of open source

Open-source software has served as an important catalyst for much of modern digital technology, scaling small innovations into widely used features in weeks instead of years. Yet the past few years have shown that open source is at risk. One of the most consequential cybersecurity incidents in recent memory, Log4j, exploited a vulnerability in a […]

Cybersecurity

In the News

Feb 1, 2022

Handler in Middle East Policy: Middle East cyber security—Threats and opportunities

By Atlantic Council

Simon Handler overviews of the state of cybersecurity in the Middle East and what the implications are for the security of US interests.

Conflict Cybersecurity

In the News

Dec 15, 2021

Handler in Lawfare: The strategic intelligence value of ransomware

By Atlantic Council

Cyber Statecraft Initiative Fellow Simon Handler explains that focusing on ransomware as criminal activity overlooks the real strategic value these operations can provide their owners.

Conflict Cybersecurity

In the News

Sep 13, 2021

Handler and Schroeder on Defense & Aerospace Report’s Cyber Report podcast: Lessons from aircraft hijacking to counter ransomware

By Atlantic Council

On this week’s Cyber Report, sponsored by Northrop Grumman, Simon Handler and Emma Schroeder discuss the new paper “Countering Ransomware: Lessons from Aircraft Hijacking,” with Defense & Aerospace Report Editor Vago Muradian.

Cybersecurity Security & Defense

In the News

Jul 15, 2021

Handler joins Asharq News to discuss ransomware and US cyber strategy

By Atlantic Council

Simon Handler joins Asharq News to discusss ransomware and US cyber strategy.

Arabic Cybersecurity

In the News

Jun 1, 2021

Nather in CSO: defining linchpins an industry perspective on remediating Sunburst

The Sunburst campaign underscored the inherent risk of technology to the public and private organizations who use it. It is important to examine what happened, look for opportunities to improve, and move forward. The Atlantic Council’s latest report “Broken Trust: Lessons from Sunburst” introduces the concept of “linchpins,” which it defines as “widely used software with significant permissions … on […]

Cybersecurity

In the News

May 24, 2021

Herr, Handler, and Schroeder on the Cipher Brief’s State Secrets podcast

By Atlantic Council

Trey Herr, Simon Handler, and Emma Schroeder join the Cipher Brief’s State Secrets podcast to discuss their recent report on the Sunburst cyber-espionage campaign.

Cybersecurity Intelligence

In the News

May 24, 2021

Herr in Foreign Policy: Russia’s hacking success shows how vulnerable the cloud is

Russia’s Sunburst cyberespionage campaign, discovered late last year, impacted more than 100 large companies and U.S. federal agencies, including the Treasury, Energy, Justice, and Homeland Security departments. A crucial part of the Russians’ success was their ability to move through these organizations by compromising cloud and local network identity systems to then access cloud accounts and pilfer emails […]

Cybersecurity

In the News

May 18, 2021

Handler, Schroeder, and Herr in War on the Rocks: cyber security as counter terrorism seeking a better debate

Earlier this month, a senior Justice Department official referred to ransomware as a potential “cyber weapon of mass destruction.” When hackers subsequently disabled the Colonial Pipeline, causing fuel shortages and disruptions along the East Coast, it seemed to validate this warning. But it would be a mistake for the policy establishment to double down on an outdated […]

Cybersecurity