Global Security Initiative

All GSI news and events

Thu, 11/05/2020

ASU Professor of Psychology and Director of the Canine Science Collaboratory, Dr. Clive Wynne, will discuss why and how dogs form such successful bonds with humans.

Wed, 10/28/2020

Aptima Founder & CEO Daniel Serfaty will discuss how the future of work will be be dependent on our ability to thoughtfully engineer new human-AI "multi-species" systems.

Fri, 10/16/2020

Experimental artist Dr. Lance Gharavi will discuss his perspective on the latest collaboration between CHART and Ars Robotica from 10:00-11:30am in this virtual event.

In the latest #CatalyzingComputing podcast, GSI's executive director and Computing Community Consortium council member Nadya Blisss speaks on global security and the history of graph analytics.

GSI CHART researchers are developing artificial intelligence that can communicate with humans within Minecraft

The ASU News Co/Lab helps people juggle the relentless stream of information that bombards us daily and become smarter media consumers. By improving media literacy, they hope to stem the spread of disinformation.

ASU GSI faculty play leading role in international hacking competition, design obstacles for the world’s best teams

An algorithm, called Defend, is being developed by GSI's ASU professor Huan Liu & doctoral student Kai Shu to scrutinize news being shared on social media and warn consumers of its potential falseness. Read this EdScoop article for more.

GSI's Cybersecurity Education Consortium talked to ASU Professor of Practice Kim Jones, who offered tips on how to implement a successful internship program virtually.

ASU engineers are developing a program that not only will detect fake news, but also explain what is wrong about it, to help reduce the spread of disinformation online.

Disinformation increases social divisions and undermines our democracy. ASU Research Scientist Scott Ruston says that defending ourselves against this willful deception is part of our civic duty — and explains how to do so.

ASU Global Security Initiative’s Center for Accelerating Operational Efficiency pivots focus, providing new studies on supply chain preparedness and economic complexities

Anything connected to the internet is vulnerable to hacking. That includes hospital equipment, and that is of special concern as hospitals deal with the COVID-19 pandemic. Arizona PBS talked about those concerns with Nadya Bliss, Executive Director of GSI.

GSI Executive Director Nadya Bliss joins ASU researchers to provide a few quick tips to protect yourself from fake or misleading news during this time.

Nadya Bliss, executive director of GSI joined Mark Brodie on KJZZ to talk about misinformation related to the outbreak and how to differentiate between fact and fiction.

ASU Now asked GSI Executive Director, Nadya Bliss to weigh in on how to recognize what’s real and what’s malarkey, and what you can do to find the truth.

NAE Grand Challenges for Engineering Speaker Series. GSI Executive Director Nadya Bliss joins esteemed speakers from across the nation, sharing their expertise in their field, discussing the grand challenges our world faces, and answering probing questions on what can be done.

Global Security Initiative integrated the Cybersecurity Education Consortium into the initiative's portfolio, complementing its current interests in cybersecurity research and workforce development projects.

How can we determine fact from fiction in this rapidly shifting information landscape? This American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) session was organized and moderated by CCC Council Member, and GSI Executive Director, Nadya Bliss.

Wed, 03/04/2020

12:00-1:30pm, ASU Polytechnic Campus, Santa Catalina Hall, Room 151

Fri, 01/31/2020

1:00-2:30pm, ASU Polytechnic Campus, Santa Catalina Hall, Room 151

GSI Director of Strategy comments on safety concerns of common apps for ASU's student newspaper

ASU co-hosted the annual National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education conference in Phoenix in November, with GSI leading ASU's involvement

GSI partnered with ASU's New College and IBM to host a girls-only event at West Campus for more than 200 middle school students interested in cybersecurity

Fri, 11/08/2019

ASU Polytechnic Campus, Santa Catalina Hall, Room 151

Tips to staying safe online in a connected world: PBS AZ Horizon discussed the topic with GSI Executive Director

Director of Strategy Jamie Winterton featured in a NY Times article on online privacy tips

GSI leaders offer tips for ensuring children's data remains secure

GSI leaders offer tips for securing your information as the internet of things continues to grow

CDF Associate Director Adam Doupe discusses his research into robocalls, what makes them effective, and work being done on how to combat them

Jamie Winterton comments on reports that Facebook contractors transcribed user audio clips

The DEF CON Capture the Flag competition is the pinnacle of competitive hacking, and a team led by GSI researchers create the challenges.

GSI's Jamie Winterton comments in a Slate article on best practices for informing customers when their personal information has been stolen

CDF Associate Director Adam Doupe discuss robocalls and scams with Michigan's National Public Radio station.

GSI's Jamie Winterton spoke to AZ Central about the odd situation, in which a Cox cable customer suddenly was able to access strangers' email accounts

Director Nadya Bliss spoke at a Capitol Hill event on the need for increased federal funding for research

CHECRS project seeks to build a human-assisted autonomous tool for finding and analyzing software vulnerabilities that also learns from and incorporates human strengths of intuition and ingenuity.

An opinion piece in CNN Business about the steps necessary to combat the scourge of robocalls, by CDF Associate Director Adam Doupe.

GSI leaders discuss the law, policy, and privacy concerns around DNA sharing

GSI helped organize the Code 8.7 Conference at the UN on how AI and computational science can help combat human trafficking. GSI Director Nadya Bliss discusses some takeaways from the conference.

GSI helped organize the Code 8.7 conference to bring the computational research and artificial intelligence (AI) communities together with those working to combat modern slavery and human trafficking.

Nadya Bliss explains why the National Intelligence Strategy is important, how it relates to research, and lists her three biggest takeaways from the document.

CBS News covers research in GSI's Center for Human, AI, and Robot Teaming

A look at how GSI researchers are working to help people, robots, and AI work together effectively

GSI affiliate Tiffany Bao and colleagues win best cybersecurity paper in a National Security Agency competition

GSI Director Nadya Bliss discusses the impact her time at Cornell University had on her career and her work at ASU

Tue, 11/13/2018

Part of the Center for Human, AI, and Robot Teaming seminar series

Fri, 10/26/2018

Part of the Center for Human, AI, and Robot Teaming seminar series

CHART Director Nancy Cooke looks at the science of teaming for lessons in building machines that work alongside humans as trusted partners

Global Security Initiative Director Nadya Bliss answers questions on her profession, her research and her life.

GSI's Center for Accelerating Operational Efficiency works with Department of Homeland Security components like the TSA to improve operations and security.

GSI's Jamie Winterton comments on the issue in the Washington Post's 'The Cybersecurity 202' column.

Paulo Shakarian tells us how mining the dark web can throw light on cybercriminals and thwart their impending attacks. He likens his research strategy to that of a soldier running reconnaissance on the enemy.

GSI's Jamie Winterton offers some easy tips on how to protect children online

On this bonus episode, we interview Nancy Cooke about her research at the Center for Human, Artificial Intelligence, and Robot Teaming and the Past Presidents Forum.

GSI experts weigh in on what it takes to help students become cybersecurity experts

Professor Umit Ogras is one of three DARPA Young Faculty Award winners at ASU this year. GSI's DARPA Working Group helps craft concepts and proposals to ensure they are meeting DARPA needs and matching proposal requirements.

GSI experts working with ASU's Center for Strategic Communication to proactively identify military maneuvers in the Baltics using mass media and social media.

GSI's Jamie Winterton discusses the importance of looking at election security as more than just a software challenge

GSI's Jamie Winterton comments on the DOJ's recent cyber digital task force report, and the idea of legislating access to encrypted devices

ASU professor wins DARPA Young Faculty Award to develop tools to help government bodies and humanitarian organizations better coordinate

Nadya Bliss, director of Arizona State University’s Global Security Initiative, talks about the Facebook congressional testimony and what questions she thinks should have been asked during the hearing.

GSI took a new approach to an old problem, using advances in big data and visualization technology to create a conservation planning tool that will help philanthropists, governments, and NGOs better prioritize conservation efforts around the world.

CDF Associate Director Adam Doupé discusses the evolution of hacking in the wake of another large data breach

The Associate Press spoke with Associate Director Wesley Herche about renewable energy in the sunniest state in the country

CDF Associate Director Adam Doupé discusses California's new privacy law and how it compares to Arizona's

California passed a law allowing you to see how your personal data is being used by companies and ask for it to be deleted. Arizona doesn't have these protections, but that may change in the future.

GSI's Jamie Winterton discusses how Congress can meaningfully help victims of large data breaches

GSI's Jamie Winterton discusses on KJZZ's 'The Show'

CDF Associate Director Adam Doupé discusses the increase in robocalls and phone scams

Director Nadya Bliss discusses the future of Artificial intelligence, its potential impact on defense missions, and the need for future AI research to be interdisciplinary

Wed, 05/30/2018

Held in Washington D.C., this summit showcases the research and tools produced by universities in support of homeland security.

GSI Director Nadya Bliss explains what's behind the onslaught of privacy policy updates

The Washington Post's new platform for cybersecurity issues, The Network, tabbed GSI Director of Strategy Jamie Winterton to serve on its panel of experts.

Associate Director Wesley Herche discusses the potential of solar energy and other renewables to transform Arizona's energy production capabilities

In Arizona, companies such as Waymo and Uber are testing self-driving vehicles. Learn more about the concept of swarm intelligence from ASU’s Autonomous Collective Systems Laboratory, and how it applies to self-driving vehicles and other technologies.

Teamwork extends beyond sports and can reshape productivity. Researchers at Human Systems Engineering at ASU’s Polytechnic School are examining how teams work under pressure. See how the team experiences of the Phoenix Rising Football Club are not so different from the medical field and other professions.

CHART Director Nancy Cooke on the science behind building effective teams

CHART associate director Spring Berman discusses how swarm intelligence applies to self-driving cars and other technologies

Startup company CYR3CON builds stronger defenses against the dark web

Director Nadya Bliss comments on the congressional testimony of Facebook's CEO

Director of Strategy Jamie Winterton discusses the benefits and risks of the internet of things

Director of Strategy Jamie Winterton gives tips for teaching children how to navigate the internetc

CDF's Adam Doupe discusses challenges with deleting data

Director Nadya Bliss takes part in partnership talks on a Digital Innovation Hub

Research scientist Scott Ruston discusses the empowerment of citizen journalists and activists

A look at ASU researchers working to protect your information

GSI Affiliate Andrew Maynard discusses the future of self-driving cars

Technology is not created to reflect the rich diversity of people that use it, says Jessica Rajko. She contends that adding more voices in the design process will create not only more inclusive tech experiences but better technology overall.

A Q&A with research scientist Scott Ruston fake news

Research Scientist Shade Shutters compares teacher pay in AZ to other areas

Director of Strategy Jamie Winterton comments on the national security implications of purchasing smart phones produced by two Chinese companies

GSI Director Nadya Bliss discusses the growing complexity of security challenges around the globe, and how research can help address these challenges.

Interview: GSI's Winterton shares how hacked consumer information is only the start of security worries.

Jamie Winterton advises consumers on how to stay safe in the age of always on, always connected devices.

Technology is always moving fast. However, smart home devices have quickly accelerated into one of the top gifts to give this holiday season. Items such as Amazon Echo, Google Home, etc. are gifts many are asking for or receiving this year.

We’ve portioned out more of the Colorado River’s water than it can deliver. How do we navigate the rapids of water management without capsizing under growing demand? Dave White of ASU’s Decision Center for a Desert City explains how to stay afloat.

The Legal Analytics and Big Data Workshop drew industry-wide experts and stakeholders in the field of legal analytics from across the country.

Shutters' analysis used occupational data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics to identify the types of jobs most at risk from automation.

Nadya Bliss, director of the Global Security Initiative at Arizona State University, presents a talk titled "Computer Science and _____: Better Together, The Value of an Interdisciplinary Approach" at the annual symposium of the Michigan Institute for Data Science (MIDAS), Oct. 11, 2017.

The awards, which are in their 14th year, celebrate the visionaries of Arizona’s technology ecosystem.

In light of the Equifax hack and other high-profile data breaches, Winterton shares why compromised consumer information may be the least of our data security worries.

Profs Jamie Winterton (ASU) & Tyler Moore (UTulsa) discuss broad implications of the Equifax breach.

Credit-monitoring company Equifax announced last Thursday that the company experienced a data breach, leaving the personal data of more than 143 million Americans at risk.

Thu, 09/14/2017

Experts from Germany and Arizona will discuss Germany’s energy transition

Two of the largest marketplaces on the dark web have been shut down after an international investigation. AlphaBay and Hansa were shut down, with AlphaBay having more than 250,000 listing for illegal drugs and toxic chemicals. Paulo Shakarian, a Fulton Entrepreneurial Professor at Arizona State University, will tell us more.

"...a massively complex, interconnected, international network of computers, wires, routers and underseas cables."

"Anyone can be a geek...It means that you are passionate about a subject, often a technical one."

As the Senate Intelligence committee meets to discuss Russian attempts to hack into local election systems, we’ll talk with Jaime Winterton to learn just how safe our system is. Local pollster Mike O’Neil will talk about the results and impact of the Georgia congressional race. The Kino Border Initiative is a binational effort to help those who are deported to Mexico at the border.

Most people don't like talking about risk. Andrew Maynard of ASU's Risk Innovation Lab does it for a living. Learn how he thinks we can all tackle risk challenges by framing them as values.

In an immersive viasual experience, Mrs. Rajko asks: do we use our technology, or is it using us?

We’ve heard more about personal cybersecurity over the past several months than in the previous 20 years. (May we never hear the words “private email server” again.) You may not be high on Putin's to-hack list, but there are still good reasons to protect yourself online, and there is no better place to start than a Future Tense happy hour.

As the director of Arizona State University’s Global Security Initiative, she is resolved to tackling these “wicked” problems. To do so effectively, she suggests embracing complexity, not rejecting it out of fear of failure, and integrating understanding from a broad range of fields and disciplines.

Tue, 10/17/2017

The Symposium on Information Assurance Research and Education

Nadya Bliss, Director Global Security Initiative at ASU, speaks at a Beyond COP21 event in DC hosted by The Christian Science Monitor on April 20, 2016.

Nadya Bliss, Director of the Global Security Initiative, Arizona State University, discusses the ubiquity of cyber vulnerabilities at an event on the cybersecurity skills gap in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday, October 27, 2015.

ASU and PNNL collaborate on research projects related to energy security, climate science and sustainability, and other aspects of global security.

Jamie Winterton offers thoughts on U.S.-China relations and a look at how to combat future cyberattacks.

GSI launches the Center for Cybersecurity and Digital Forensics, which will take a proactive, interdisciplinary approach to the issue of cybersecurity.

J. Winterton provides commentary on Obama and Xi press conference.

Astrophysicist Frank Timmes explains how researchers from a variety of fields work with the vase amounts of data available today.

GSI research scientist Shade Shutters discusses the digital clairvoyance he created for the world’s civic economies.