Tag Archives: presidential elections

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

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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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DNI Nominee Rep. John Ratcliffe Appears Before Senate Intell Panel for Confirmation Hearing

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Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-Texas) on Tuesday fielded questions from members of the Senate Intelligence Committee during his confirmation hearing for the role of national intelligence director, CNN reported. Senators questioned Ratcliffe over his views on the intelligence community’s investigation into Russia’s interference in the 2016 presidential elections, treatment of whistleblowers under the Trump administration and origin of the new coronavirus in China.

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Trump Directs Intell Community Cooperation on 2016 Election Investigation

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President Trump is calling on the intelligence community to “quickly and fully cooperate” with investigations on alleged surveillance operations during the 2016 presidential elections, the White House said Thursday. Trump is directing the community to comply with the attorney general, who is tasked with examining potential cases of election-related interference and will have full and complete authority to declassify information relevant to the investigation. 

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James Comey: FBI Investigates Russia’s Interference in US Election

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FBI Director James Comey has informed House Intelligence Committee members that the bureau is looking into Russian attempts to influence the 2016 presidential election and any coordination between Russia and the Trump campaign, CNN reported Tuesday. Stephen Collinson writes Comey told the committee at a Monday hearing that FBI will also investigate if any crimes were committed in the …

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ODNI: Intell Community to Publicly Release Findings of Election-Related Foreign Intrusion Review

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The Intelligence Community has begun to review foreign actions to influence U.S. presidential elections from 2008 to 2016 under an order from President Barack Obama. The Office of the Director of National Intelligence said Wednesday the IC will brief Congress upon completion of the study and release the findings to the public. ODNI added senior administration officials …

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Nextgov: 9 States Request DHS’ Election Cybersecurity Assistance

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The Department of Homeland Security has received requests from nine U.S. states to help scan online voter registration databases and assess the security of poll machines, Nextgov reported Wednesday. Aliya Sternstein writes DHS spokesman Scott McConnell told Nextgov that the department offers election officials various services such as information exchange on cyber incidents and on-site …

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