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Photo of state and local election officials at D3P conference.

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News - Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School

Election Officials from 38 States Learn to Fortify Elections Against Attacks

| Mar. 29, 2018

More than 120 election officials from 38 states gathered in Cambridge, Massachusetts, this week to participate in role-playing exercises that provided them with tips, tools, and training to fortify their election systems against cyber attacks and information operations. Organized by the Defending Digital Democracy Project (D3P) at Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, the two-day event featured a tabletop exercise (TTX) scenario for officials that simulated attacks on election systems ranging from hacks and social media misinformation to  manipulation of voter information and trust. The state and local election officials learned how to better prepare, defend, and respond to a range of attacks on the integrity of American elections and how to empower their colleagues back home with this knowledge as they prepare for the 2018 and 2020 elections.   

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Cybersecurity Project Call for “Cybersecurity in the Middle-East” Fellowship

| Feb. 27, 2018

The Cybersecurity Project at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs is looking for a junior or mid-career practitioner or academic with a strong background or interest in cybersecurity and the Middle East to address these issues. The topic of cybersecurity should be construed broadly and does not require professional-level technical competency. 

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Russian Hackers Tried Altering US Election Data. Now What?

| June 15, 2017

A new report from Bloomberg this week reveals that Russian cyberattackers were much more involved in the US presidential election than previously publicized. CNN reached out to Michael Sulmeyer, director of the Belfer Center's Cyber Security Project for his take on what the Bloomberg report reveals about the deeper vulnerabilities in our electoral system.

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Homeland Security Project at Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center Taps Top Security Experts as Inaugural Fellows

Feb. 07, 2017

The Homeland Security Project, a new initiative of Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs headed by Juliette Kayyem, has announced the appointment of the Project’s three inaugural fellows, all of whom held top positions in the Obama and previous administrations.

News - Cyber Security Project, Belfer Center

CYBERSEC 2016: Interview with Melissa Hathaway

| October 19, 2016

Melissa Hathaway participated in the European Security Forum's Cyber Security Conference 2016 in Krakow Poland. This conference is one of just a few regular public policy conferences devoted to the strategic issues of cyberspace and cybersecurity in Europe. She presented key elements of the Cyber Readiness Index 2.0 and discussed areas for better private-public cooperation.

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Action Line C5 (Building Confidence and Security in the Use of ICTs) – National Cybersecurity Strategies for Sustainable Development

| May 5, 2016

"...[W]hen I think about what it takes for a national cybersecurity strategy and the future of sustainable development, it is not just the digital agenda; it is an overall balanced agenda that has security components, and security and resilience at its core."

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Balancing Cyber Security

| March 22, 2016

Michael Sulmeyer, director of the Belfer Center's Cyber Security Project, discusses the U.S. government's efforts to defend against cyber threats in the context of the legal battle between the FBI and Apple over its encryption methods.

Peiter Zatko (aka Mudge), Robert M. Lee, and Michael Sulmeyer of Harvard University's Belfer Center's Cyber Security Project an event at Harvard to discuss the recent cyberattack on Ukraine's power grid.

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Cyber Operations Against Ukraine's Grid

Feb. 04, 2016

Director Michael Sulmeyer of the Cyber Security Project at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs welcomed industry experts Robert Lee, CEO of Dragos Security and former U.S. Air Force Cyber Warfare Operations Officer, and Mudge, founder of the Cyber Independent Testing Laboratory, with previous experience as a DoD official for DARPA and Deputy Director of Google’s Advanced Technology and Projects Division, to get to ground truth on this attack and its implications.