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. 

Other Publications

Blame it on Iran, Qatar, and Turkey: An analysis of a Twitter and Facebook operation linked to Egypt, the UAE, and Saudi Arabia

April 2020

DOWNLOAD REPORTIn December 2019, the Stanford Internet Observatory alerted Twitter to anoma- lous behavior in the hashtag السراج خائن ليبيا (“Sarraj the traitor of Libya”); Fayez al-Sarraj is...

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.

News

Q&A with Riana Pfefferkorn, Stanford Internet Observatory Research Scholar

January 2021

Riana Pfefferkorn joined the Stanford Internet Observatory as a research scholar in December. She comes from Stanford’s Center for Internet and Society, where she was the Associate Director of...

Events

The Billion Person Living Room: how encryption both imperils and protects civil society

November 16, 2020

This fourth workshop of the Stanford Internet Observatory's End-to-End Encryption series will focus on civil society concerns in an encrypted world.

Roundtable with Christopher Krebs, Director, CISA

December 2, 2019

Stanford Internet Observatory is proud to host Christopher C.

Safety, Privacy and Internet Policy in Europe

November 22, 2019

This third workshop of the Stanford Internet Observatory's End-to-End Encryption series will be hosted at the European Parliament on policy tradeoffs around E2EE. More details to come.

People

woman smiling Samantha Bradshaw Postdoctoral Fellow, Stanford Internet Observatory
Daniel Bush Daniel Bush Postdoctoral Scholar, Stanford Internet Observatory
headshot of Josh Goldstein Josh A. Goldstein Predoctoral Fellow, Stanford Internet Observatory
isabella garcia camargo headshot Isabella Garcia-Camargo Graduate Research Assistant, Stanford Internet Observatory, Project Manager, Election Integrity Partnership
Alex Zaheer Headshot Alex Zaheer Graduate Research Assistant Technical Research Assistant
vanessa molter Vanessa Molter Graduate Research Assistant, Stanford Internet Observatory
Shelby Perkins headshot Shelby Perkins Graduate Research Assistant, Stanford Internet Observatory
renee diresta Renee DiResta Research Manager, Stanford Internet Observatory
Carly Miller Carly Miller Research Analyst, Stanford Internet Observatory
david thiel David Thiel Chief Technical Officer, Stanford Internet Observatory Chief Technical Officer, Stanford Internet Observatory