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Cyberattacks have become increasingly more common, but few have impacted daily lives and routines like this one has.

What does that say about how well — or not well — the U.S. is doing in protecting infrastructure? And what can be done better now — and not years in the future?

KJZZ spoke with GSI's executive director, Nadya Bliss, about how the Colonial Pipeline attack affects perception of how important cybersecurity is.

Events

April 30, 2021,

Dr. Julie A. Adams, Professor and Associate Director of the Collaborative Robotics and Intelligent Systems Institute at Oregon State University, will discuss the impact of algorithms, transparency, and resilience on human teaming with biologically-inspired robotic collectives.

March 23, 2021,

Dr. Mary Czerwinski, Partner Research Manager of the Human Understanding and Empathy Group (HUE) at Microsoft Research, will discuss her research on creating technologies that can help us change our behavior to improve health and well-being.

GSI's executive director, Nadya Bliss spoke to ASU News about the recent Colonial Pipeline hack and says growing ransomware business model poses a threat to more than just information networks. Bliss shared some insights about who is vulnerable to ransomware and ways to protect data from attack.

The concept of disinformation is hardly a new one. Humans have likely tried to persuade each other through than honest approaches since the dawn of the species. But we’ve seen the power of that disinformation grow in the age of social media, and many would argue we have never seen a period quite like the one we just saw during the Trump administration.

The center's new leader, Scott Ruston, spoke to KJZZ about the new Center on Narrative, Disinformation, and Strategic Influence in response.

The Global Security Initiative at Arizona State University has always focused on how disinformation influences people, and it has now dedicated a new unit to that research — the Center on Narrative, Disinformation, and Strategic Influence.

The number of Americans — and Arizonans — who’ve received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine continues to increase on a daily basis. And there is a measurable level of excitement, as being vaccinated makes it feel like we’re getting closer and closer to returning to the normal lives so many are longing for.

Nadya Bliss spoke with KJZZ regarding her response to seeing such selfies.

The Arizona Supreme Court task force refocuses on disinformation. One of the conclusions GSI's Scott Ruston and other scholars have drawn in studying disinformation is that disinformation actors seek out social wedge issues around which they can erode the public’s faith in political institutions, whether that’s the judiciary, the legislature, the education system, the press or the executive branch.

Jamie Winterton was added to The Network, a group of high-level digital security experts from across government, the private sector and security research community invited by The Washington Post to vote in surveys on the most pressing issues in the field. Our regular surveys will highlight insights from some of the most influential people in cybersecurity. They include members of Congress and the Trump administration, the country’s top security researchers and senior leaders at companies as varied as Facebook, General Motors and Visa. Their responses will be featured in The Cybersecurity 202 newsletter and elsewhere on The Post.