Governance & Risk Management , Incident & Breach Response , Insider Threat

Senators Call for Select Panel to Probe Hacks Said to Sway Vote

Audio Report: ISMG Editors Analyze the Latest Developments
Senators Call for Select Panel to Probe Hacks Said to Sway Vote
U.S. Capitol (Photo: Eric Chabrow)

Leading this latest edition of the ISMG Security Report: The growing momentum in Congress to establish a select committee to investigate breaches the American intelligence community has tied to the Kremlin to influence the U.S. presidential election.

In this episode, you'll hear (click on player beneath image of Capitol):

  • President Barack Obama lay blame for the breaches at the foot of Russian leader Vladimir Putin, Sen. John McCain explain why a special panel is needed to probe the breaches and former Defense Secretary Robert Gates discuss the challenges of retaliating against Russia as pledged by the president;
  • ISMG fraud expert Tracy Kitten discuss how cybercriminals and "trusted employees" exchange credentials on the dark web;
  • ISMG Security and Technology Editor Jeremy Kirk report on the growing importance of cyber threat intelligence; and
  • About the departure of a key Department of Homeland Security cybersecurity leader.

The ISMG Security Report appears on this and other ISMG websites on Tuesdays and Fridays. Be sure to check out our Dec. 13 and Dec. 16 reports, which respectively analyze the impact on healthcare information security and privacy of the recently enacted 21st Century Cares Act and potential cyberattacks to protest Donald Trump's presidency. The next ISMG Security Report will be posted on Friday, Dec. 23.

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

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