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Ariel Robinson

Ariel Robinson Ariel Robinson is a research assistant for the Center for Strategic and International Studies.
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Why DHS Didn’t Need Its Own Internet of Things Guidance

October 4, 2016 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Ariel Robinson is an independent analyst and freelance writer whose work on technology, security, and defense policy has appeared in National Defense Magazine, Wonk Report, Defense One and elsewhere.​ In late September, just ahead of National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, Department of Homeland Security Assistant Secretary for Cyber Policy Robert Silvers...

Report: IoT Security Failures are 100 Percent Preventable

September 9, 2016 FROM NEXTGOV arrow One hundred percent of internet of things security failures reported between November 2015 and July 2016 could have been easily avoided had manufacturers and developers taken a more serious approach to security and privacy, according to new research. That number comes from Online Trust Alliance, a nonprofit that works with...

To Succeed in Cyberspace, Don’t Forget the Human Element

July 15, 2016 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Ariel Robinson is an independent analyst and freelance writer whose work has appeared in National Defense Magazine, Wonk Report, Defense One and elsewhere. In his speech to the National Press Club yesterday, Adm. Michael Rogers reminded us of the most critical—and challenging—aspect of all cyber operations. While the technical elements...

The Real Budget Problem

November 15, 2013 While military members continued to get paid through the recent government shutdown, questions about the affordability of military compensation over the long term gained greater attention. There is a growing recognition that the long-term fiscal health of the Defense Department requires finding common ground on overall budget levels. This will...

Paying the Troops: Beyond the Shutdown

October 3, 2013 While military members will continue to get paid through the current government shutdown, questions about the affordability of military compensation over the long term are gaining greater attention. There is a growing recognition that the long-term fiscal health of the Defense Department requires finding common ground on overall budget levels....