Tag Archives: foreign interference

Gen. Paul Nakasone: Cybercom-NSA Partnership Helped Counter Foreign Election Interference

Gen. Paul Nakasone

Gen. Paul Nakasone, head of U.S. Cyber Command, director of the National Security Agency and 2021 Wash100 Award recipient, said Cybercom’s partnership with NSA plays a key role in protecting U.S. elections from foreign interference. Gen. Nakasone said Cybercom carried out more than 2,000 operations to protect the 2020 elections against foreign interference

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DOJ, DHS Release Key Findings From Classified Report on Foreign Election Interference

Election Security

The Department of Justice (DOJ) and Department of Homeland Security (DHS) have issued a joint statement saying they found no evidence that a foreign government compromised election infrastructure to manipulate the 2020 U.S. federal elections. The joint document released on Tuesday includes key findings and recommendations from the classified report. 

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Christopher Krebs: Collaboration Key to Deterring Foreign Cyber Interference in Elections

Christopher Krebs

Christopher Krebs, director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency and a 2020 Wash100 Award winner, said the lack of foreign cyber interference in U.S. election systems this year could be attributed to more than three years of collaboration. "I think what you're seeing more than anything is 3½ years of collaboration," Krebs said.

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USCYBERCOM Broadens Operations Against Foreign Adversaries

Cybersecurity

UU.S. Cyber Command (USCYBERCOM) moved to expand its operations to identify cyber threat actors from countries like Russia, China and Iran ahead of the presidential elections Tuesday as part of efforts to protect against potential foreign interference. The USCYBERCOM official said the command has active chatrooms with interagency partners to facilitate sharing of information on cyber threats. 

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Christopher Krebs: CISA Hasn’t Yet Seen ‘Coordinated’ Foreign Effort to Influence US Elections

Christopher Krebs

Christopher Krebs, director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and a 2020 Wash100 Award winner, said CISA has not seen a “coordinated” effort of foreign election interference to date.

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Nonprofit Group to Offer Cybersecurity Support to 2020 US Presidential Campaigns

A group of cybersecurity experts formed a nonprofit organization to protect U.S. presidential campaigns from foreign interference. U.S. CyberDome will offer cybersecurity services to campaigns for the 2020 presidential elections, the organization said Tuesday. Jeh Johnson, former secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, chairs CyberDome’s board of advisers.

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