Newsletter

A comprehensive, weekly recap of the news and events that define ASD’s work and mission.

Securing Democracy Dispatch

News and Commentary Russian hacking group launches powerful new cyber weapon: Fancy Bear, a hacking group linked to Russia’s military intelligence agency (GRU), has developed a powerful new cyber weapon that resists conventional counter-methods. Th [...]

2018-10-02T09:10:04+00:00October 1, 2018|By |

Securing Democracy Dispatch

News and Commentary White House unveils national cyber strategy to deter foreign adversaries: On September 20, the Trump administration announced a new cyber strategy, which outlines how the administration will approach cybersecurity and deter and [...]

2018-09-25T09:58:57+00:00September 24, 2018|By |

Securing Democracy Dispatch

News and Commentary President Trump signs Executive Order on investigating and imposing sanctions for election interference: On September 12, President Trump signed an Executive Order (EO) to clarify and streamline the process of detecting and sanc [...]

2018-09-18T10:22:43+00:00September 17, 2018|By |

Securing Democracy Dispatch

News and Commentary In Senate hearing, Twitter and Facebook executives admit to mistakes, while Google is conspicuously absent: Facebook COO Sharyl Sandberg and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey appeared in front of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligenc [...]

2018-09-11T12:47:10+00:00September 10, 2018|By |

Securing Democracy Dispatch

News and Commentary Efforts to secure the November midterms are still lagging: The Secure Elections Act, which seeks to improve the security of U.S. election systems, is currently stalled in the Senate. The U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC) [...]

2018-09-04T17:16:04+00:00September 4, 2018|By |

Securing Democracy Dispatch

News and Commentary Microsoft and social media companies uncover influence campaigns from Iran, Russia: Last week, Microsoft announced it dismantled a phishing campaign by the Russian state-sponsored hacking group Fancy Bear (also known as APT28 or [...]

2018-08-27T16:05:48+00:00August 27, 2018|By |

Securing Democracy Dispatch

News and Commentary Federal and state officials address vulnerabilities ahead of midterm elections: The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) hosted a three-day “National Election Cyber Exercise” to “identify best practices and areas for improvemen [...]

2018-08-20T17:37:29+00:00August 20, 2018|By |

Securing Democracy Dispatch

News and Commentary U.S. sanctions Russia over Skripal poisoning: The United States announced new sanctions on Russia as mandated under the 1991 Chemical and Biological Weapons Control and Warfare Elimination Act for the “attempt to assassinate U.K [...]

2018-08-13T17:27:58+00:00August 13, 2018|By |

Securing Democracy Dispatch

ASD Congressional Testimony on "Foreign Influence Operations on Social Media"  The Alliance for Securing Democracy’s Director Laura Rosenberger testified before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence on August 1 to discuss foreign adversaries’ [...]

2018-08-06T20:54:29+00:00August 6, 2018|By |

Securing Democracy Dispatch

News and Commentary U.S. lawmakers push for more sanctions against Russia: Senators Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Bob Menendez (D-NJ) announced their push for additional sanctions against Russia for its attempts to undermine democracies. The senators s [...]

2018-07-30T20:56:53+00:00July 30, 2018|By |
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