Publications

(links to recent publications will be added at a later date.)

Government Testimony

2019-06-26: Testimony before the Maryland’s Joint Committee on Cybersecurity, Information Technology, and Biotechnology regarding state cybersecurity preparedness and the Maryland Technology Intern Program (MTIP).

Peer Reviewed Works

Forno, R. (2019). “Risk Awareness and the User Experience.” Proceedings of SIGDOC ’19 The 37th ACM International Conference on the Design of Communication. Portland, OR— November 2-4, 2019.

Pearson, E., and Forno, R. (2017). “The persuasion of perception: Internet narratives in the public consciousness.” Proceedings of SIGDOC ’17 The 35th ACM International Conference on the Design of Communication. Halifax, NS, Canada — August 11 – 13, 2017.

Forno, R. and Pearson, E. (2016). “Breaking The Rules of Discipline: Interdisciplinary Collaborations and New Directions for Internet Research.” Accepted roundtable for AOIR 2016: Internet Rules in Berlin, Germany, October 2016.

Forno, R. and Pearson, E. (2015). “Realistically Imaging the Internet: Understanding and overcoming perceptions when educating policymakers, parents, and the public about technology risks.” Discussion Draft Presented at AOIR 2015: Digital Imaginaries in Phoenix AZ, October 2015.

Forno, R. (2015) “ Hack, Play, Win: Lessons Learned Running The Maryland Cyber Challenge” USENIX ;login; Journal of the Advanced Computing Systems Association. (Vol. 40 (6))

Forno, R. (2012) “Looking Within to Improve American Cybersecurity” USENIX ;login; Journal of the Advanced Computing Systems Association. (Vol. 37 (4)).

Forno, R., “Technological Determinism: Is The Future Behind Us? (Working Paper).” Association of Internet Researchers Annual Conference. Chicago, IL. (October 2005)

Forno. R., and Feinbloom, W. (2001). “PKI: A Matter of Trust and Value” Inside Risks 132, Communications of the ACM 44. (p. 120)

Yuill, J, Wu, F, Settle, J., Gong, F., Forno, R., Huang, M., Asbery, J. (2000). “Applying the Intelligence Preparation of the Battlefield Process to Network Incident Response.” International Journal of Computer and Telecommunications Networking (Vol. 34 (4) pp. 671-697.)

Non-Peer-Reviewed Works

Books

Forno, R. & van Wyk, K. (2001) Incident Response. O’Reilly; Sebastopol, CA.

Book Chapters

Forno, R (2018). “Political Realism and the Internet: New Networks of Power” (pp 528-539) in The Edinburgh Companion to Political Realism, Robert Schuett and Miles Hollingworth (eds.) Edinburgh University Press.

Forno, R. (2005). “High Tech Heroin” in Inventing Arguments, John Mauk and John Metz (eds.) Wadsworth Publishing. (pp. 326-329)

Forno, R. (2000). “The InfoCorps: A Unique Proposal for a Unique Mission” in Cyberwar 2.0, Myth, Mystery, Reality, Al Campen and Doug Dearth (eds.) Fairfax VA: AFCEA International Press. (pp. 255-266)

Encyclopedia Entries

Weinstein, S. and Forno, R. (2015). “Cybersecurity Education” in Encyclopedia of Educational Technology. J. Michael Spector, editor. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage. (pp.169-172)

Technical Reports (contributor)

CERT/CC Advisory 2000-01 (“Denial of Service Developments”) Software Engineering Institute CERT/CC. Pittsburgh, PA. (2000-01-03)

CERT/CC Advisory 1999-17 (“Denial of Service Tools”) Software Engineering Institute CERT/CC. Pittsburgh, PA. (1999-12-28)

CERT/CC “Results of the Distributed Systems Intruder Tools Workshop.” Software Engineering Institute CERT/CC. Pittsburgh, PA. (1999-12-07)

Scholarly Reports (significant contributor)
(all via Pew Internet & American Life Project and Elon University’s Imagining the Internet Center)

“Experts Optimistic About the Next 50 Years of Digital Life” (2019)
“The Internet of Things Connectivity Binge: What Are the Implications?” (2017)
“The Future of Money in a Mobile Age” (2012)
“The Future of Smart Systems” (2012)
“The Future of Big Data” (2012)
“The Future of Apps and Web” (2012)
“The Future of Corporate Responsibility” (2012)
“Millennials will benefit and suffer due to their hyperconnected lives” (2012)

Articles (Professional and Popular Press, selected relevant commentaries)

Forno, R. (2019) “Don’t ignore serious non-military threats to US national security.” The Conversation. (2019-09-11)

Forno, R. (2019) “Hackers seek ransoms from Baltimore and communities across the US.” The Conversation. (2019-06-08)

Forno, R. (2018) “Should the Government Require Companies to Meet Cybersecurity Standards for Critical Infrastructure?” Wall Street Journal (2018-11-12)

Forno, R. (2018). “Threats remain to US voting system – and voters’ perceptions of reality.” The Conversation. (2018-11-06).

Forno, R. (2018). “Weaponized information seeks a new target in cyberspace: Users’ minds.” The Conversation. (2018-07-30).

Forno, R. (2017). “Equifax breach is a reminder of society’s larger cybersecurity problems.” The Conversation. (2017-09-21).

Forno, R. and Joshi, A. (2017). “The WikiLeaks CIA release: When will we learn?” The Conversation. (2017-03-09).

Forno, R. (2017). “Overcoming ‘cyber-fatigue’ requires users to step up for security.” The Conversation. (2017-01-23).

Forno, R. (2016). “This election was not hacked – but it was attacked.” The Conversation. (2016-11-09)

Forno, R. (2016). “How vulnerable to hacking is the US election cyber infrastructure?” The Conversation. (2016-07-28)

Forno, R. and Joshi, A. (2016). “America is ‘dropping cyberbombs’ – but how do they work?” The Conversation. (2017-02-17)

Forno, R. (2016) “Apple ordered to help FBI bypass iPhone security” Stanford Law School Center for Internet and Society (2016-02-17)

Forno, R. “The Sony Hack: A Warning for Internet Policy” Stanford Law School Center for Internet and Society. (2015-01-02)

Forno, R. “Is the vulnerability disclosure ‘debate’ resurfacing?” Stanford Law School Center for Internet and Society. (2014-05-31)

Forno, R. “CISPA, Redux.” Stanford Law School Center for Internet and Society. (2013-02-10)

Forno, R. “Credibility Lost: How Hollywood’s Own Reality Undermines Its Position on Internet Policy” Counterpunch.Org (2012-01-2012)

Hrabowski, F. (UMBC’s President) and Forno, R. “Higher Education Must Lead in Cybersecurity” Montgomery County Gazette (2010-11-05)

Forno, R. and Schneier, B. “National ID card a disaster in the making” NEWS.COM (2007-12-18)

Forno, R. “Spinning SiteFinder: FUD, brought to you by Verisign.” Sydney Morning Herald. (2003-10-08)

Monthly short-form column at SecurityFocus.Com from 2000-2003 covering assorted technical and policy items for cybersecurity industry practitioners.