MIT Internet Policy Research Initiative


IPRI’s cybersecurity work focuses on the technical and policy aspects of security issues as they relate to the communication networks and software systems affecting the global society and economy.

Our multidisciplinary cybersecurity work covers: the encryption debate, accountability, securing core economic and social infrastructure, measuring cyber risk, cryptography, data sharing, securing the Internet of Things, and developing secure communication channels between ISPs and users.

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Mandating insecurity by requiring government access to all data and communications

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“Mind the Gap”: Securely modeling cyber risk based on security deviations from a peer group (2024)

There are two strategic and longstanding questions about cyber risk that organizations largely have been…

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MIT/FRS Annual Conference on Measuring Cyber Risk (2024)

On January 17-18, 2024, the Federal Reserve Board of Governors, the Federal Reserve Bank of…

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CLPC 2023: Municipal Cyber Risk Modeling Using Cryptographic Computing

Municipalities are vulnerable to cyberattacks with devastating consequences, but they lack key information to evaluate…

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Cloud Security Benchmarking Framework – Daniel Lewke (2023)

Cloud Security Benchmarking Framework – The MIT-IBM CloudSec 16 – Daniel Lewke (2023) This research…

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MIT/US Federal Reserve: Measuring Cyber Risk in the Financial Service Sector

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Ransomware Readiness Index (RRI): A Proposal to Measure Current Preparedness and Progress Over Time

By Rebecca Spiewak. With increasingly sophisticated threat actor tactics, an expansion of internet-connected services and…

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Defining Success for Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity Policy

Written by Sean Atkins1 Since the late 1990s, U.S. policy to secure its critical infrastructure…

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Designing Governable Computing Systems

On March 3, 2021, Daniel Weitzer spoke in an MIT CSAIL talk hosted by Hal…

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Democracy, Disinformation, AI, and Platform Regulation

On January 27, 2021, The CSAIL Computing and Society CoR and the MIT Internet Policy…

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