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CFR experts investigate the impact of information and communication technologies on security, privacy, and international affairs.

The Problem With the United Nations Setting Tech Standards for Your Internet Devices

by Guest Blogger Thursday, September 22, 2016
CFR Cyber Net Politics WTSA Tunisia Hammamet, Tunisia, the location of the next meeting of the World Telecommunication Standards Assembly. (grolli77/Flickr).

Dominique Lazanski lives and works in London. She has over 16 years of experience working in the Internet industry. She is writing in a personal capacity and her views do not necessarily reflect those of her employer. 

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Lessons From the Cold War to Combat Modern Russian Disinformation Campaigns

by Guest Blogger Tuesday, September 20, 2016
CFR Cyber Net Politics Active Measures Lubyanka Square (Dzerzhinsky Square in 1926 through 1990), home of the former KGB in 1991. (Vladimir Fedorenko/RIA Novosti Archive)

Robert Caruso served in the Department of Defense and Department of State in the administrations of George W. Bush and Barack H. Obama. You can find him on Twitter @robertcaruso.

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Congress Needs to Warn Russia on Election Interference

by Robert Knake Monday, September 12, 2016
Cyber CFR Elections Net Politics A voter casts her ballot in the U.S. midterm elections in Ferguson, Missouri November 4, 2014. (Whitney Curtis/Reuters).

Responding to reports that Russian hackers stole voter lists in Arizona and Illinois, federal officials are scrambling to help states protect voting systems from cyberattacks in the next sixty days. Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson has warned election officials in all fifty states that voting systems could be compromised and offered federal support. Private cybersecurity firms have offered assistance on a pro bono basis as have a large number of white hat hackers.

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