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About Dallin McKinnon

Dallin is a junior studying International Relations at Brigham Young University. He served a mission for the LDS Church in the Dominican Republic, where he gained an interest in Latin American culture and government. Dallin works as a research assistant in BYU's political science department. He is looking forward to a summer internship in Washington, D.C., as well as a future career in foreign affairs.

The State of American Cyber Security

October 31, 2013

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American cyber security efforts have been severely restricted. Domestic political pressures like sequestration and the government shutdown have undercut U.S. cyber defenses. Foreign political pressures have also increased in the wake of the Edward Snowden incident. These pressures have left the United States more vulnerable to cyber attacks from both state and non-state actors. If these trends continue, America will face increasingly serious threats from state actors and even more serious threats from terrorist organizations.

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