Security

Security

FSI scholars produce research aimed at creating a safer world and examing the consequences of security policies on institutions and society. They look at longstanding issues including nuclear nonproliferation and the conflicts between countries like North and South Korea. But their research also examines new and emerging areas that transcend traditional borders – the drug war in Mexico and expanding terrorism networks. FSI researchers look at the changing methods of warfare with a focus on biosecurity and nuclear risk. They tackle cybersecurity with an eye toward privacy concerns and explore the implications of new actors like hackers.

Along with the changing face of conflict, terrorism and crime, FSI researchers study food security. They tackle the global problems of hunger, poverty and environmental degradation by generating knowledge and policy-relevant solutions. 

Scholarly Publications

Potemkin Pages & Personas: Assessing GRU Online Operations, 2014-2019

November 2019

DOWNLOAD WHITE PAPERUpon request by the United States Senate Select Committee on Intelligence (SSCI), researchers reviewed a data set of social media posts that Facebook provided to SSCI.

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...

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.

News

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...

Kosovo Blue Lives Takedown

September 2019

In the course of assisting reporter Judd Legum of Popular Information on an investigation into a Ukraine-based network of Facebook Pages (recently taken down), SIO researchers uncovered a similar...

Senior Congressional Staff Visit Stanford for the Cyber and Artificial Intelligence Boot Camp

September 2019

  Congressional staffers with Herbert Lin, Andrew Grotto, Reid Hoffman, John Ethchemendy and Michael McFaul before the keynote dinner on Tuesday, August 26th The Cyber and Artificial Intelligence...

Events

Roundtable with Christopher Krebs, Director, CISA

December 2, 2019

Stanford Internet Observatory is proud to host Christopher C.

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...

People

Daniel Bush Postdoctoral Scholar, Stanford Internet Observatory
Alex Zaheer Headshot Alex Zaheer Graduate Research Assistant Technical Research Assistant
Renee DiResta Research Manager, Stanford Internet Observatory
Carly Miller Social Science Research Professional, Stanford Internet Observatory