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How Trump’s Executive Order Could Have Stopped the WannaCry Attack

Last month, a ransomware attack—one of the most far-reaching cyberattacks in history—affected thousands of hospitals, corporations, and other institutions in more than 150 countries. At least some solutions can be found in the executive order signed by President Trump the day before the attack began.

Cybersecurity and Deterrence

A Notification Requirement for Using Cyber Weapons or for Unauthorized Disclosure of a Cyber Weapon

The chairman and ranking minority member (RMM) of the House Armed Services Committee and the chairman and RMM of the its emerging threats and capabilities subcommittee are proposing legislation that would require the Defense Department to notify congressional defense committees within 48 hours of the conduct of “any sensitive military cyber operation." It's about time.

Cybersecurity and Deterrence

Active Cyber Defense a/k/a Hackback

I am a bit of an outlier in the cybersecurity community since I think that there are circumstances in which private actors ought to be allowed to more aggressively respond to intrusions on their systems (though I don't go "full postal" on the issue).  For those who are interested in the subject I just published a piece at Heritage co-authored with my colleagues Steve Bucci and David Inserra, entitled "Next Steps for U.S.

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