Cybersecurity, Encryption, and Critical Infrastructure Policy

IPRI’s cybersecurity work focuses on the engineering and social scientific aspects of security issues related to communication networks and software systems as they affect the society and economy at large. Our cybersecurity work covers the encryption debate, securing core economic and social infrastructure, securing the Internet of Things, and developing secure communication channels between ISPs and users.

Keys Under Doormats
Mandating insecurity by requiring government access to all data and communications

Keys Under Doormats

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Read About Security

Blog: Markel – Passwords are not the problem

Published on 2017-01-30

By: Zane Markel January 30, 2017 In the wake of the headline-grabbing Mirai DDoS attacks…

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Event: Security, Privacy and the Internet

Published on 2016-11-30

Security, Privacy and the Internet (video) Wednesday, 30 Nov 2016, 7:00-8:30 PM (open to the…

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Blog: IPRI “Keys Under Doormats” paper earns 2016 EFF award

Published on 2016-08-09

A team from MIT’s Internet Policy Research Initiative has been awarded the Electronic Frontier Foundation…

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Research: Ex-post mitigation strategies for theft of non-financial data

Published on 2016-03-30

As the financial sector has gotten better at dealing with data breaches of payment card…

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Event: Forum on Data Privacy Convened by the Massachusetts Attorney General

Published on 2016-03-24

Forum on Data Privacy Convened by the Massachusetts Attorney General Date: 24 Mar 2016 Thursday,…

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Event: VP Ansip (EU) and Secretary Pritzker (US) – Internet Policy Matters

Published on 2016-03-11

Why Internet policy matters for everything from MIT’s startup culture to the global economy European…

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Event: Robert Hannigan – GCHQ (UK)

Published on 2016-03-07

IPRI hosted Robert Hannigan, the head of the British intelligence agency GCHQ, at MIT in…

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Course: 6.S898 – Cybersecurity Policy

Published on 2016-02-01

This course introduces concepts and issues in cybersecurity policy and how to design and analyze…

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Research: Keys under doormats

Published on 2015-07-07

Mandating insecurity by requiring government access to all data and communications Released: 7 July 2015…

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The Security Team

Hal Abelson
Class of 1922 Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Marc Aidinoff
Ph.D. Candidate
Joel Brenner
Senior Research Fellow
David Clark
Senior Research Scientist
R. David Edelman
Director, Project on Technology, Economy & National Security
Jonathan Frankle
Ph.D. Candidate
Shirley Hung
Research Scientist
Kenneth Oye
Professor of Political Science
Taylor Reynolds
Technology Policy Director
Mike Specter
Ph.D. Candidate
Daniel Weitzner
Principal Investigator, IPRI Founding Director