Remotely controlled aircraft, or drones, have long become common in military settings—possibly most infamously pictured as a U.S. Predator launching Hellfire missiles at suspected terrorists in far corners of the globe. How can they be used for humanitarian purposes, though? The Cipher Brief spoke with former U.S. Ambassador Jack Chow, ...

While receiving significant publicity from global media, the rise of the humanitarian drone is so far more of a whimper than a bang. This article explores some critical perspectives behind the limited use of drones. In 2016, the Swiss Foundation for Mine Action (FSD) undertook the first systematic survey on perceptions ...

Over the past several decades, quality, health and safety, and environmental issues have topped the list of supply chain concerns. However, increasingly two issues are rising to the fore of the agenda for multinationals working with third parties across the globe. According to the PwC 2015 State of Compliance Survey, ...

Critical infrastructure organizations have large and complex IT networks built on top of an assortment of heterogeneous technologies.  Many large enterprises also extend their in-house IT assets to an external web of connected business partners, customers, outsourcers, and suppliers.  This multifaceted amalgamation of participants is sometimes known as the cyber ...

You would probably be surprised to know what a logistical feat it is to manufacture a smart phone. The base materials are mostly silicon, plastic iron, aluminum, copper, lead, zinc, tin, and nickel. There are also a number of rare earth elements that are present in small amounts but are ...

Joe Jarzombek, a cybersecurity expert at the Department of Homeland Security, recently participated in the 2015 SSCA (Software and Supply Chain Assurance) Winter Working Group Session, which focused on improving cooperation between government and industry in the area of information and communication technology assurance. The Cipher Brief spoke with Jarzombek ...