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Cyber and FinTech

A former CIA analyst explains how tech companies can help fight terrorism

29th February 2016 – Quartz

A former CIA analyst explains how tech companies can help fight terrorism

Yaya J. Fanusie

US government officials and political candidates are increasingly criticizing Silicon Valley for not doing enough to prevent terrorists from capitalizing on technology. more...

Analysis & Commentary

16th December 2016 – FDD Press Release

FDD’s CSIF Initiates New Project to Study Cyber-Enabled Economic Warfare

Recognizing the significant gap in U.S. strategic thinking about how adversaries may use cyberattacks to disrupt the U.S. economy and threaten its national security, the Foundation for Defense of Democracies’ Center on Sanctions and Illicit Finance (CSIF) is launching a new project to study how America can protect itself from cyber-enabled economic warfare. more...

15th December 2016 – Quoted by Leah McGrath Goodman - Newsweek

Bitcoin is Being Monitored by an Increasingly Wary U.S. Government

Yaya J. Fanusie

On a mountainous stretch along the Orange River between South Africa and Namibia lies a small town called Orania, a homeland founded in the 1990s by white nationalists who introduced their own currency, the ora—probably the only tender in the world created exclusively for whites. more...

1st December 2016 – The Hill

Blockchain tech is our financial future — America can get ahead of it

Yaya J. Fanusie

It may not have the sexiest of titles, but the new Congressional Blockchain Caucus could not have come at a better time. more...

18th November 2016 – Quoted by Sean D. Carberry - FCW

Former spy chief says U.S. lacks cyber framework

As the Trump administration's transition team continues to announce its selections for key national security positions, one former intelligence chief said the U.S. still lacks a coherent cybersecurity framework and the Trump team lacks a clear expert on the subject. more...