Incident & Breach Response , Managed Detection & Response (MDR) , Security Operations

Deep Dive: US Intelligence Report Into Russian Hacking

Analyzing Russian Government's Alleged Breach and Fake News Campaign
Deep Dive: US Intelligence Report Into Russian Hacking
White House Chief of Staff-Designate Reince Priebus (Credit: Gage Skidmore/Wikipedia)

Take a deep dive into the U.S. intelligence community's assessment of how the Russian government allegedly tried to influence the American presidential election through breaches, social media and fake news in this latest edition of the ISMG Security Report.

In the report, you'll hear (click on player beneath image to listen):

  • DataBreachToday Editor Mathew J. Schwartz discuss why the lack of a "smoking gun" doesn't discredit accusations that the Russian government tried to sway the U.S. presidential election;
  • President-elect Donald Trump's Chief of Staff Reince Priebus explain why he believes the Democratic National Committee is culpable for the alleged Russian hack;
  • ISMG Security and Technology Editor Jeremy Kirk report on the Russian government-sponsored Russia Today media outlet and what it says about the United States; and
  • Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson justify the designation of the U.S electoral system as part of the government's critical infrastructure, giving it a priority in getting government cybersecurity assistance.

The ISMG Security Report appears on this and other ISMG websites on Tuesdays and Fridays. Be sure to check out our Jan. 3 and Jan. 6 reports, which respectively analyze doubts raised about the value of the sanctions posed against Russia for hacking Democratic Party computers and the clash between President-elect Donald Trump and the U.S. intelligence community. The next ISMG Security Report will be posted on Friday, Jan. 13.

Theme music for the ISMG Security Report is by Ithaca Audio under the Creative Commons license.

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