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.

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

Keys Under Doormats

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News: Top Universities Are Pushing for Public Interest Technology

In a New York Times article, Natasha Singer discusses how U.S. students are learning about…

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AI Tool Builders and Their Users: What Should We Expect From the Tools and Who Is Responsible When They Fail?

Written by: Daniel J. Weitzner February 19, 2019 In the midst of a heated global…

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How an Australian Surveillance Bill Will Affect Encryption Worldwide

Authored by Michael Specter This week, the Australian parliament will hear testimony on a bill that,…

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Student Reflections (China 2017) – Haining Xu (SJTU)

Student Reflections: Haining Xu Boundary-Setting of Governmental Powers in China’s Cybersecurity Law: An Ongoing Process…

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News: Joel Brenner Interview on WBUR – Attacks on United States Critical Infrastructure

Did the Russians really hack into the US Electrical Grid?  Were they able to hack…

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Arvind Narayanan Visits MIT’s Internet Policy Research Initiative

By: Jonathan Frankle On February 14th, Arvind Narayanan visited IPRI from Princeton University, where he…

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Expanding the Research Exemptions Provided by the Internet of Things Cybersecurity Improvement Act

Expanding the Research Exemptions Provided by the Internet of Things Cybersecurity Improvement Act By: James…

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IPRI MIT Funding Awards

MIT’s interdisciplinary Internet Policy Research Initiative (IPRI) awarded $1.5 million to researchers across campus working…

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Blog: Markel – Passwords are not the problem

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

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