Other Developments, Further Reading, and Coming Events (3 May 2021)

First, my first Lawfare article has been posted on data brokering and national security. Second this piece has been cross posted at The Wavelength, my subscription newsletter. Subscribe today if you want to receive these posts in your inbox. Other Developments President Joe Biden gave his first State of the Union address and naturally touched … Continue reading Other Developments, Further Reading, and Coming Events (3 May 2021)

House Armed Services Digs Into Information Warfare

First, my first Lawfare article has been posted on data brokering and national security. Second this piece has been cross posted at The Wavelength, my subscription newsletter. Subscribe today if you want to receive these posts in your inbox. The House Armed Services Committee’s Cyber, Innovative Technologies, and Information Systems Subcommittee conducted a 30 April … Continue reading House Armed Services Digs Into Information Warfare

Data Brokers and National Security

My first Lawfare article has been posted this morning. Here are the first few paragraphs, but read the rest at Lawfare: In the worlds of data protection and privacy, too often there is a decoupling of national security issues and what might be termed non-national security issues despite the clear interplay between the two realms. … Continue reading Data Brokers and National Security

Other Developments, Further Reading, and Coming Events (26 April 2021)

Other Developments The White House and the Department of Energy (DOE) announced “a 100-day plan to improve the cybersecurity of our nation’s electric infrastructure” “a pilot of the Administration’s broader cybersecurity initiative planned for multiple critical infrastructure sectors.” The Administration asserted:This is a coordinated effort between DOE, the electricity industry, and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure … Continue reading Other Developments, Further Reading, and Coming Events (26 April 2021)

A Grim Picture and To Russia With Love

The IC updates Congress on worldwide threats, and the Biden Administration responds to Russian hacks and election interference. On the second day the leaders of the United States (U.S.) Intelligence Community (IC) were testifying before Congress on the global threat landscape, the Biden Administration ratchets up the sanctions on the Russian Federation for the SolarWinds … Continue reading A Grim Picture and To Russia With Love

Other Developments, Further Reading, and Coming Events (13 April 2021)

Other Developments The White House has finally named its nominees to be the first National Cyber Director and the next Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) Director. In a statement, National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan announced that President Joe Biden’s intention “to nominate Chris Inglis as National Cyber Director and Jen Easterly as the Director … Continue reading Other Developments, Further Reading, and Coming Events (13 April 2021)

Other Developments, Further Reading, and Coming Events (12 April 2021)

Other Developments Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas made remarks on his “Vision for Cybersecurity Resilience” and outlined how the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Cybersecurity Infrastructure and Security Agency (CISA) will change their approach to public and private sector cybersecurity. Mayorkas provided a very high level preview of a previously promised forthcoming … Continue reading Other Developments, Further Reading, and Coming Events (12 April 2021)

White House Issues Infrastructure Package

The Biden Administration proposes a massive $2.3 trillion bill that could fundamentally change the United States. The White House issued its long awaited infrastructure package, or at least a lengthy summary of it, another step in the legislative consideration of a follow on ostensible COVID-19 stimulus package. The media is reporting the bill would provide … Continue reading White House Issues Infrastructure Package

U.S. Intelligence Community Again Finds Russian Efforts To Influence Election

The IC at the end of the Trump Administration found Russian interference in the 2020 election but did not assess the impact of these efforts. The IC also found Iranian and possibly PRC interference. The United States Intelligence Community (IC) released the assessment on foreign interference with the 2020 election and found that the Russian … Continue reading U.S. Intelligence Community Again Finds Russian Efforts To Influence Election

Other Developments, Further Reading, and Coming Events (15, 16, and 17 March 2021)

Other Developments The Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) published a Joint Cybersecurity Advisory (CSA) on the “Compromise of Microsoft Exchange Server.” The agencies stated:The FBI and CISA assess that nation-state actors and cyber criminals are likely among those exploiting these vulnerabilities. The exploitation … Continue reading Other Developments, Further Reading, and Coming Events (15, 16, and 17 March 2021)