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Chesney Discusses Cyber with Congressional Staffers

02 Sep 2015

On August 19, 2015, Strauss Center Director and UT Law Professor Bobby Chesney discussed cyber security and civil liberties with senior Congressional staff members. Chesney was invited by Stanford University’s Hoover Institution and Center for International Security and Cooperation to participate in the organizations’ Congressional Cyber Boot Camp, where he delivered remarks and engaged in discussion alongside…

ISP Director Slick on CIA Cyber Capabilities

26 Feb 2015

In recent articles in the Washington Post and Federal Computer Week, Strauss Center Intelligence Studies Project Director Steve Slick comments on the proposed expansion of the CIA’s cyber-espionage capabilities. Slick welcomes CIA Director Brennan’s plan, saying the CIA would “do well to focus more on cyberspace.” Brennan’s plan reportedly calls for increased utilization of cyber capabilities…

Chesney on the Corporate Impact of the Snowden Disclosures

28 Jan 2015

Strauss Center Director and UT Law Professor Bobby Chesney participated in this year’s Lara D. Gass Symposium at the Washington and Lee University School of Law. The symposium, entitled Cybersurveillance in the Post-Snowden Age, examined the legal and policy implications of the Snowden disclosures and various reform proposals with a focus on the tradeoffs or…

Chesney Discusses Snowden Legacy on PRI

15 Dec 2014

In an interview with PRI, Strauss Center Director and UT Law Professor Robert Chesney discussed Edward Snowden’s legacy and the changes resulting from his revelations. In the interview, To see the changes Edward Snowden wrought, just look at your smartphone, Chesney explained that rather than statutory or legal responses, the biggest change resulting from Snowden’s…

Chesney Discusses Drone Proliferation, Privacy, and Security

21 Nov 2014

In a recent piece in the Texas Exes Alcalde magazine, Strauss Center Director and UT Law Professor Robert Chesney discusses the drone revolution with author Andrew Roush. In the article entitled Up in the Air, Chesney likens the proliferation of drones to the birth of aviation “with an Information Age twist.” While groundbreaking, Chesney warns…

Chesney Discusses Detainee Trial on NPR, Snowden Trial in Washington Post

31 Oct 2014

In an interview on NPR’s All Things Considered, Strauss Center Director and UT Law Professor Robert Chesney discusses the Obama Administration’s recently announced plans to transfer a detainee captured on the battlefield in Afghanistan to the U.S. to face civilian criminal trial. This case marks the first time a detainee held in military custody in…

Chang to Head SMU’s Darwin Deason Institute for Cybersecurity

06 Feb 2014

Strauss Center Distinguished Scholar Dr. Frederick Chang will be leading the Darwin Deason Institute for Cyber Security at the Southern Methodist University, established with a $7.75 million donation from Darwin Deason (founder of Affiliated Computer Services Inc.). The institute will integrate expertise in various fields—law, public policy, natural science, computer science, and engineering—to combat the…

Chesney on Snowden and the NSA, 6 Months Later

23 Jan 2014

Strauss Center Director and UT Law Professor Bobby Chesney published an op-ed, “Beyond Snowden: Breaking the security-privacy stalemate,” in the Austin American Statesman today. The article discusses Edward Snowden, the National Security Agency, and the American public’s shifting relationship to issues of privacy and security. In the six months since the scandal broke, Chesney has…

The Vulnerabilities of Healthcare.gov

06 Dec 2013

On November 19, 2013, Strauss Center Distinguished Scholar Dr. Fred Chang testified before the U.S. House Committee on Science, Space and Technology regarding the cybersecurity threats posed to the government’s new health care website: healthcare.gov. In his testimony, Dr. Chang stated that in cyberspace we currently face intelligent and able opponents, capable of penetrating and…

Strauss Center Distinguished Scholar Appears in TEDxSMU 2013: “And Then…”

03 Dec 2013

In October, Strauss Center Distinguished Scholar Dr. Frederick Chang participated in Southern Methodist University’s TEDx conference “And Then…“. This year’s presentations revolved around the question, “What’s next?”

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