Cybersecurity

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.

In their Black Hat Talk, CSET's Andrew Lohn and Micah Musser discuss their research using GPT-3 and its ability to create disinformation from their publication "Truth, Lies, and Automation."

CSET's Dakota Cary describes China's plans to becomes a "cyber powerhouse" through the creation of its National Cybersecurity Center.

The Huawei Moment

Alex Rubin Alan Omar Loera Martinez Jake Dow Anna Puglisi
| July 2021

For the first time, a Chinese company—Huawei—is set to lead the global transition from one key national security infrastructure technology to the next. How did Washington, at the beginning of the twenty-first century, fail to protect U.S. firms in this strategic technology and allow a geopolitical competitor to take a leadership position in a national security relevant critical infrastructure such as telecommunications? This policy brief highlights the characteristics of 5G development that China leveraged, exploited, and supported to take the lead in this key technology. The Huawei case study is in some ways the canary in the coal mine for emerging technologies and an illustration of what can happen to U.S. competitiveness when China’s companies do not have to base decisions on market forces.

Senior Fellow Andrew Lohn discusses the threats and vulnerabilities AI systems, especially the Pentagon's, are susceptible to in his recent CSET report Poison in the Well

What can the U.S. do to prevent cyberattacks from China?

Marketplace Public Radio
| July 19, 2021

CSET Senior Fellow Andrew Lohn weighs in on the latest Microsoft cyberattack.

Microsoft Print Spooler, Kesaya ransomware mega-hack

Security Conversations
| July 6, 2021

Featured in Security Conversation's newsletter, Micah Musser's report "Machine Learning and Cybersecurity" is well worth the read.