The US Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency is warning that all candidates in every official election, including federal, state and local elections, are potential targets for cyberattacks aimed at influencing the campaign and the results. The agency, which falls under the Department of Homeland Security and is in charge of
U.S. Cyber Command operation disrupted Internet access of Russian troll factory on day of 2018 midterms
US officials said that during the 2018 midterm elections, the St. Petersburg-based Internet Research Agency (IRA), which is a known troll farm owned by an oligarch with close ties to Russian President Vladimir Putin, was cut off from the Internet by the US Cyber Command. The aim of the operation,
With the 2018 midterm elections completed an appropriate level of focus is required to think through “What’s next?” from and adversarial perspective. While is highly unlikely that Russia sits this one out, it is as equally unlikely that the next series of influence operations will look like the previous ones in 2016. How will Russian strategies of “reflexive control” and “hybrid warfare” impact the United States and other going forward?
Proactively thinking about adversary innovation needs to be a critical part of our cyber defense strategy, not just within the U.S. government but in private industry as well. Here is our informal take on some of the threat trends we will be confronting over the next two years.
OODA Network Members are invited to participate in our webinar on the Russian Threat scheduled for Tuesday February 19, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. EST.
The United States government has released a set of common definitions for talking about election cybersecurity issues.