Personal, government and business information is abundant in the digital world—collected when we use government websites, shop at dot coms, download music, use cell phones, and send email. Law enforcement and national security agencies also track private information to thwart criminal acts. Cybersecurity is how that information is protected from misuse. Brookings experts research various aspects of cybersecurity and how to create a secure cyber environment.
A lock icon, signifying an encrypted Internet connection, is seen on an Internet Explorer browser in a photo illustration in Paris April 15, 2014. About two thirds of all websites use code known as OpenSSL to help secure those encrypted sessions. Researchers last week warned they have uncovered a security bug in OpenSLL dubbed Heartbleed, which could allow hackers to steal massive troves of information without leaving a trace.
Balancing privacy and security with health records
April 13, 2015, Joshua Bleiberg and Niam Yaraghi
In the past few years the government has undertaken an ambitious effort to transform health records with information technology (IT). EHR systems now contain valuable information for not only health care providers but also criminals. A recent paper from the International Journal of Applied Information Systems provides reviews on several past efforts on the issues of security and privacy in EHR systems.
Defense and Security
2014, Peter W. Singer
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See what Brookings experts have to say about the ripple effects of Edward Snowden's revelations on the NSA debate
In the latest Brookings Essay, Stuart Taylor, Jr. collects the divergent views of four prominent experts to help frame the debate over the future of the NSA in the post-Snowden era.
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