A cybersecurity expert who has helped develop security controls for federal agencies is leaving the Federal Information Security Modernization Act project after 17 years, but will continue contributing to best practices.
The top cybersecurity official at the Department of Homeland Security said that if Iranian cyber actors were to attack the United States in retaliation for a drone strike that killed an Iranian general Jan. 2, it would have already happened. He later clarified his comments and said Iran would've retaliated by now if it had existing access to U.S. networks.
With less than a year to the next election, there are three non-technical actions officials can take, all of which can be done immediately. In doing so, they can make it more difficult for foreign governments and others to use technology to interfere with our elections, and to undermine our confidence in the electoral process.
“Unfortunately, those apps are more secure than texting in the clear, which is more or less the alternative. Granted, if a hostile party has access to the handset, that encryption isn’t particularly helpful.”
The Washington Post (owned by Bezos) was harshly critical of the Saudi government after Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi's killing and demanded accountability in a highly public campaign that ran in the paper for weeks after his death.