Cybersecurity

Privacy is Power

Foreign Affairs
| January 19, 2022

In an opinion piece for Foreign Affairs, a team of CSET authors alongside coauthors make the case for the use of privacy-enhancing technologies to protect personal privacy.

AI and the Future of Disinformation Campaigns

Katerina Sedova Christine McNeill Aurora Johnson Aditi Joshi Ido Wulkan
| December 2021

Artificial intelligence offers enormous promise to advance progress and powerful capabilities to disrupt it. This policy brief is the second installment of a series that examines how advances in AI could be exploited to enhance operations that automate disinformation campaigns. Building on the RICHDATA framework, this report describes how AI can supercharge current techniques to increase the speed, scale, and personalization of disinformation campaigns.

Part 1 of CSET's "AI and the Future of Disinformation Campaigns" examines how artificial intelligence and machine learning can influence disinformation campaigns.

Making AI Work for Cyber Defense

Wyatt Hoffman
| December 15, 2021

Artificial intelligence will play an increasingly important role in cyber defense, but vulnerabilities in AI systems call into question their reliability in the face of evolving offensive campaigns. Because securing AI systems can require trade-offs based on the types of threats, defenders are often caught in a constant balancing act. This report explores the challenges in AI security and their implications for deploying AI-enabled cyber defenses at scale.

Soon, the Hackers Won’t Be Human

Foreign Affairs
| December 10, 2021

In an opinion piece for Foreign Affairs, CyberAI Director John Bansemer unpacks how AI can be leveraged for cyberattacks, while also bolstering cyber defense.

AI and the Future of Disinformation Campaigns

Katerina Sedova Christine McNeill Aurora Johnson Aditi Joshi Ido Wulkan
| December 2021

Artificial intelligence offers enormous promise to advance progress, and powerful capabilities to disrupt it. This policy brief is the first installment of a series that examines how advances in AI could be exploited to enhance operations that automate disinformation. Introducing the RICHDATA framework—a disinformation kill chain—this report describes the stages and techniques used by human operators to build disinformation campaigns.

CSET Research Analyst Dakota Cary discusses China's new Data Security Law and the effects of its cyber vulnerability disclosure provisions to hack other countries.

Separating AI cybersecurity hype from reality

Bank Automation News
| August 20, 2021

In Bank Automation New's latest podcast CSET's Micah Musser breaks down how AI and ML can heighten and hinder security, and how financial institutions can separate marketing fiction from cybersecurity reality.

Drawing from his research, Andrew Lohn discusses GPT-3's ability to create disinformation at the 2021 Black Hat conference.

Chinese Cyberthreats: The Impact on National Security

Gov Info Security
| August 5, 2021

In her testimony before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, CSET Senior Fellow Anna Puglisi discussing U.S. implications if China loses its "technological edge" to China.