Other Publications

Artificial Intelligence and Counterterrorism: Possibilities and Limitations

June 2019

Prepared Written Testimony and Statement for the Record of Alexander Stamos, Director, Stanford Internet Observatory before The U.S.

Securing American Elections: Prescriptions for Enhancing the Integrity and Independence of the 2020 U.S. Presidential Election and Beyond

June 2019

This report urges policymakers, in both government and the private sector, to act immediately in order to protect the integrity and independence of U.S.

Evidence of Russia-Linked Influence Operations in Africa

October 2019

Russia’s global strategy for reasserting itself as a geopolitical superpower has led to an increased presence in Africa, where it has broadened efforts to shape the continent’s politics and pursue...

News

Cybersecurity expert Alex Stamos joins Stanford University as fellow

August 2018

 Stanford University’s Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies and the Hoover Institution announced today the appointment of Alex Stamos as a William J.

Cybersecurity: Media Roundtable Eyes Threats

October 2018

 Whether it’s foreign government meddling or corporate hacking, every day brings a new challenge in cybersecurity for the United States, said experts at a recent Hoover Institution media roundtable...

FSI scholars join high-level commission on democracy in the digital age

October 2018

The Kofi Annan Foundation has tapped four Stanford scholars at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies (FSI) to help advance one of its top priorities: to shed light on the rapidly...

Events

Securing Our Cyber Future: Innovative Approaches to Digital Threats

May 21, 2019

Securing Our Cyber Future: Innovative Approaches to Digital Threats8:30 - 9:15 AM: Registration; Breakfast available9:15 - 9:30 AM: Opening remarksDan Boneh, Faculty Co-Director of the Stanford...

Balancing Trust and Safety on End-to-End Encrypted Platforms

July 8, 2019

This one day workshop will offered scene setters and allowed for discussion on technical, legal and policy considerations around end-to-end encryption.Agenda8:00-8:30Breakfast and Registration8:30...

Mitigating Abuse in an End-to-End World

November 21, 2019

This second workshop of the Stanford Internet Observatory's End-to-End Encryption series will focus on potential technical options to balance safety, privacy and security on E2EE networks outside...

People

rsd18 083 0009a Alex Stamos Director, Stanford Internet Observatory
ayca Ayça Alemdaroğlu Research Scholar, CDDRL Associate Director, Program on Turkey
Daniel Bush Daniel Bush Postdoctoral Scholar, Stanford Internet Observatory
photo kurzynski Maciej Kurzynski Graduate Research Assistant, Stanford Internet Observatory, PhD Candidate, Chinese
vanessa molter Vanessa Molter Graduate Research Assistant, Stanford Internet Observatory
Alex Zaheer Headshot Alex Zaheer Graduate Research Assistant Technical Research Assistant
marietje.schaake Marietje Schaake International Policy Director at the Cyber Policy Center
Carly Miller Carly Miller Social Science Research Professional, Stanford Internet Observatory
Elena Cryst Elena Cryst Assistant Director, Stanford Internet Observatory
david thiel David Thiel Chief Technical Officer, Stanford Internet Observatory Chief Technical Officer, Stanford Internet Observatory
renee diresta Renee DiResta Research Manager, Stanford Internet Observatory