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 •  November 20

On November 8, in The Hill, Morgan Chalfant reported that the 2018 National Defense Authorization Act will require the Trump administration to develop a national cyber policy, which will include defining acts of war in cyberspace. It will not, however, include a doctrine of cyberwarfare. Defining a cyber policy is necessary—we need to know who...

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 •  November 13

Lawmakers will be in session for only a few more weeks this year, but the 115th Congress — widely derided for a lack of accomplishment — could actually ring up cybersecurity successes by early 2018 that go beyond those in any previous session. Congress has taken important steps on addressing consumer data breaches, deterrence against foreign...

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 •  October 23

National Cybersecurity Awareness Month is likely to end quietly on Capitol Hill without action on any major cybersecurity legislation, and that may not be a bad thing as work continues on nuts-and-bolts pieces of cyber policy. "My sense is that the Hill isn't too hung up on producing something for cyber month, which really needs to be disposed of —...

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 •  October 16

Former presidential candidate Hillary Clinton called Russian interference in the 2016 election a "cyber 9/11" on Sunday. "I think there a lot more connections that have yet to come to light," Clinton told a London audience. Clinton added that if she had been elected, she "would have called for an independent commission to get to the bottom of...

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 •  October 14

Microsoft president Brad Smith believes that North Korea was behind a massive cyberattack using "WannaCry" ransomware that crippled hospitals earlier this year. Smith told British ITV News at Microsoft's headquarters that at this point "all observers in the know" concluded that North Korea was behind the attacks. Hackers used tools created by the...

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 •  October 9

Congress in recent days has attacked cybersecurity challenges on multiple fronts — a response that fits the broad, diverse nature of cyber issues, but also highlights the difficulty policymakers have in advancing actual solutions. Multiple congressional panels held hearings last week on topics including the Equifax hack affecting 143 million...

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 •  October 6

Hillary Clinton called for the U.S. to declare a "new doctrine" against cyberwarfare after Russia's attempts to meddle in the 2016 election and elsewhere. During a wide-ranging keynote speech at Stanford University on Friday, Clinton said cyber attacks on vital infrastructure should be considered an act of war. She largely couched this point on...

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 •  October 2

October is "National Cybersecurity Awareness Month" and the first week features high-profile congressional hearings into the Equifax hack that will shine a bright light on the unfinished business of shoring up the nation's cyber defenses. It's only a coincidence that the House Energy and Commerce and Senate Banking committee hearings on Equifax,...

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 •  September 22

The Department of Homeland Security has notified 21 states that it found evidence of Russian attempts to hack their elections systems, according to the Wisconsin Elections Commission. In a statement, WEC Administrator Michael Haas said that Wisconsin was one of 21 states that notified Friday about the Russian targeting, but DHS did not disclose...

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 •  September 22

Nuclear deterrence was one of the most thoroughly studied doctrines of the 20th Century and went through decades of refinement. Policymakers today face an even more daunting challenge and far less time to perfect it, as they seek to craft cyber deterrence policy. Unlike the nuclear arms race, cyber policy inevitably will have to deter both state...