6355 Tags

cybersecurity

12 Articles

View all...

CIA archives outline the pre-history of the infamous OPM hack

CIA archives outline the pre-history of the infamous OPM hack

The plot of John le Carré’s The Spy Who Came in from the Cold hinges on the bureaucratic details of retirement benefits for spies. Recently uncovered documents from the Central Intelligence Agency archives show that real-world spy stories sometimes do, too.

Read More

FBI completely redacts James Comey's talking points on challenge of balancing privacy and security

FBI completely redacts James Comey’s talking points on challenge of balancing privacy and security

In October of 2014, then-FBI Director James Comey gave a speech at the Brookings Institute about the “Going Dark” problem, and the challenge of balancing privacy and security in the digital age. In response, MuckRock user Joseph Uchill requested records about how the Bureau specifically planned to address this issue, any potential consequences that might result. Two years later, he got his response: hundreds of pages of talking points, withheld in their entirety.

Read More

Culprit behind 2014 CIA hack turned out to be ... the CIA

Culprit behind 2014 CIA hack turned out to be … the CIA

Declassified CIA emails released to Michael Morisy show that the Agency believed that their online FOIA Reading Room had been taken down by a vicious cyberattack. Later emails admitted, however, that the attacks against the Agency’s website had been unsuccessful - and that the damage had been entirely self-inflicted.

Read More

Thirty years ago, the CIA and the NSA had a meeting that changed national cybersecurity

Thirty years ago, the CIA and the NSA had a meeting that changed national cybersecurity

A memo in the CREST database shows that 30 years ago, an as-yet still redacted incident prompted the CIA and NSA to have a meeting about ways the agencies could prevent computer hackers from infiltrating the government’s data.

Read More

Aurora: Homeland Security's secret project to change how we think about cybersecurity

Aurora: Homeland Security’s secret project to change how we think about cybersecurity

In 2007, Homeland Security ran a secret project called “Aurora” to test if hackers could exploit cybersecurity vulnerabilities to cause physical damage to American infrastructure. The project took a year to plan and lasted all of an explosive three minutes. It was a terrifying success.

Read More

10 Requests

View all...

1 Question

View all...

Suggestion: Request your local election board's security policies