Election 2016 Cybersecurity Insights

Election 2016 Cybersecurity Insights

FBI to meet with Scott, DeSantis after Mueller report says Florida county’s election systems hacked by Russia

After Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report revealed that Russian operatives hacked a Florida county’s election system, the FBI will meet with former Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., the former governor, and Gov. Ron DeSantis to review the findings. In a letter to FBI Director Christopher Wray last week, Scott had requested – and was granted –…

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Mulvaney told Nielsen to talk election security outside Trump’s earshot

White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney allegedly warned former Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen to keep 2020 election security off of President Trump’s radar shortly before she left office. It “wasn’t a great subject and should be kept below his level,” a New York Times report cited Mulvaney as saying. Mulvaney’s…

Recognize the Threat Isn’t Only External

“Foreign nation states, shadowy hackers, and cyber-terrorists aren’t the only ones trying to steal or destroy our data. They all have something in common; namely, they all sit outside an organization’s perimeter defenses. However, insider threats are just as likely to be guilty of wrongdoing as these external malefactors. A thorough defense-in-depth program needs to account for…

Federal Data Breach Notification Requirements

“Organizations in the United States have to understand and adhere to up to 47 different state breach disclosure notification laws. That’s right, forty-seven. A federal standard would go a long way toward simplifying the process for organizations that happen to be compromised, yet no federal legislation is anywhere in sight. Creating a federal standard needs to…

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