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January 13th, 2017


Meet The Man Responsible For Teaching Some Of The NSA’s Best Young Hackers

The National Security Agency is an enormous organization by nearly any corporate standard, with more than 35,000 employees. Former Deputy Director Chris Inglis once joked that the spy agency is “the biggest employer of introverts.” More frequently though, the NSA refers to itself as the largest employer of mathematicians. In recent years, while the U.S. has continuously confronted new threats in cyberspace, the agency has increasingly become a training ground for young, talented, highly educated computer security professionals.


Lawmakers Reintroduce Popular Email Privacy Act

A group of bipartisan lawmakers reintroduced the Email Privacy Act, a bill that would require law enforcement to get a warrant before searching email, Facebook messages and files stored on cloud services no matter how old the archives.


How Hackers Made Life Hell For A CIA Boss And Other Top US Officials

A North Carolina man has pleaded guilty to a conspiracy that illegally accessed the e-mail and social media accounts of Central Intelligence Director John Brennan and other senior government officials and then used that access to leak sensitive information and make personal threats.


Rudy Giuliani To Advise Trump On Cyber Issues

The incoming Trump administration has found a job for former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani. The Trump team announced Thursday that Giuliani will “be sharing his expertise and insight as a trusted friend” on cyber-security matters.


DNI: Putin Led Cyber, Propaganda Effort to Elect Trump, Denigrate Clinton

Russian President Vladimir Putin directed a massive propaganda and cyber operation aimed at discrediting Hillary Clinton and getting Donald Trump elected, the top U.S. intelligence agencies said in a remarkable yet unshocking report.