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(1) The Chinese spy chips found in hardware of Apple and Amazon should have been expected. There's a long history of cases like this. #cybersecurity #defense #security
(2) The Senate Armed Services Committee warned of this threat in May 2012, and found over 1 million counterfeit parts is US military systems — largely from China. theepochtimes.com/fake-electroni…
(3) It reported: “The investigation uncovered dozens of examples ... including on thermal weapons sights delivered to the Army, on mission computers for the Missile Defense Agency’s Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) missile, and on a large number of military airplanes.”
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#America

#Algorithms tested in CPS, PDMPs, & courts will be used to decide who lives & dies in US w/in 10 yrs.

Stop allowing the 1% to manipulate you!

A thread on how the #OpioidCrisis has been manufactured to frighten the public into compliance.

Buckle up, I will show you👇
1). Please bear with me- this will be long, and Twitter has messed with my metrics....
The disabled, children & criminals are being test driven for evil. Algorithms have been introduced into the CPS system, PDMPs and CJs. Why? Because ingrained biases mean no one will question.
2). Testing the algorithms on a large scale is crucial before implementing them nationwide.

Testing them in three wildly different systems ensures the bugs will likely be identified and dealt with.

However, I will show you where this started (I think) to begin with.
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THREAD: This summer @DNI @SenDanCoats said that when it came to #cybersecurity, the lights were "blinking red." After reading @KimZetter's penetrating piece, it is more clear than ever that when it comes to #ElectionSecurity, America has turned off the alarm system. /1
Quite simply, despite an unprecented act of information warfare combining espionage, computational propoganda, computer hacking and exploitation of our election systems, our country has not taken sufficient action to reduce the risk of it happening again and again /2
I don't mean to disrespect my former @DHS colleagues, who repeatedly have said they have seen no signs of direct manipulation of election votes, but this quote from @KimZetter's piece is damning: "the truth is that no one has really looked for evidence" of election hacking. /3
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This could explain Javad Zarif's anxiety:
"It should be noted that on the Internet, especially Telegram, the enemy and especially the [#MEK], have gained complete control… The terminology of regime change is gaining complete control in social media networks." -Tehran Press #Iran
The mullahs have always been fearful of #MEK's connecting to citizens. Here is what @NYTimes wrote in 1996: "Gov officials said the number of banned sites was not available, but they include those with information distributed by opposition groups like the [MEK]..." #CyberSecurity
The @NYTimes continued: ''The brains of the young are very impressionable, so the Mujahedeen Khalq [#MEK] might be able to brainwash people to join them, or they might be able to influence an election,'' said a senior Gov official familiar w/ the Internet project. #CyberSecurity
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I imagine the #sonytruthers playing armchair #DFIR investigators will emerge from wherever they’ve been hiding in order to dispute the #DPRK #indictment. My advice: you were wrong in 2014-2015, and you’d still be wrong today. HT ⁦@JohnHultquistint.nyt.com/data/documenth…
Because #attribution is inherently political per @RidT and @BuchananBen, you need more than “hacking” knowledge to assess national policy. Experience w/ #cybersecurity clearly helps, but gov internals, intel agency processes, bureaucracy, trade, diplomacy, LE, are all important.
I think it’s slowly changing, but a failure of #cybersecurity has been to think “soft” areas are much easier than coding, so any leet hacker is inherently qualified to address political science, history, economics, and related topics by virtue of their ability to code in ASM.
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Türkiye ile ABD arasında yeni bir kriz yaşanabilir. Son raporlara göre Türkiye'de bulunan bazı 'hacker' (!) gruplarının ABD'ye yönelik siber saldırı yapacağı ve uzun zamandır hazırlık çalışması yaptıkları yazıyor. #CyberWar
Raporda Türkiye'deki hackerların ilk saldırı yapacağı yerler arasında ABD'deki bankalar ve Trump'ın grupları gösteriliyor. Peki ABD zarar görürse siber alanda sessiz mi kalır? Siber alanda olabilecekleri ve korunma yöntemlerini anlatıyorum. #CyberWar #CyberSecurity
PS 1*: Siber saldırı floodumuza başlamadan önce sizi bir konuda uyarmak istiyorum.

Twitter ve Facebook hesaplarınız Phishing (oltalama) yöntemi ile çalınıyor ve banka fake hesabı olarak kullanılıyor. Banka fake hesabı olarak kullanılması başınızı çok fazla ağrıtabilir.
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Selected list of #indictments and #sentencings
Week of July 30, 2018
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1. Las Cruces Man Pleads Guilty to Federal Child Pornography Charges.

#childpornography #projectsafechildhood #ICAC #NewMexico

justice.gov/usao-nm/pr/las…
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Here's a short list of key, NON-technical skills and trainings for CISOs and those who aspire to be a #CISO. Tech skills are important, but most #cybersecurity pros who reach senior positions will succeed or fail based on so-called "soft skills" (I hate that phrase). #CISOSkills
1. Management skills. When I interview manager candidates, I ask "What's your management framework?" There's no ONE right answer, but you should have SOME formal system for managing. My favorite is Situational #Leadership @sitlead_cls. Their multi-day training is 🔥🔥 #CISOSkills
Situational Leadership defines leadership as "influencing people". The model works in influencing up, down, & laterally. We put ALL our managers through this. Their 360 process will show you how your leadership style is perceived by coworkers and direct reports. #CISOSkills
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Over the last year @CLTCBerkeley has looked at the range of cyberattacks targeting civil society organizations and the existing ecosystem of support those orgs receive to counter these attacks. We’ve published our report today: cltc.berkeley.edu/defendingpvos/ /1
We focused our report on “politically vulnerable organizations” – in other words, orgs whose work makes them the focus of targeted cyberattacks as a means to achieve political ends (as opposed to criminal or mischief) /2
Previous research shows us that nonprofits in general suffer from poor cybersecurity posture. This is hardly a surprise – any type of IT investment is expensive, and only 1 in 11 IT professionals have any background in security. /3
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I've had my 2nd coffee and it's time for another #infosec rant. This one is aimed, with love, at my white male colleagues in this biz. I love that many of us are helping our brothers and sisters build their careers in infosec. But PLEASE be careful with the advice you give out.
Before we white dudes give career advice to others, we have to consider that the tech industry (including #infosec) still has HUGE double standards when it comes to race and gender. Thus, what worked for ME might actually be harmful advice for a woman or for a black man.
One obvious example is: "You don't need a college degree." I'm a college dropout myself - I did 2 yrs of a CS degree before deciding that school wasn't for me. By the time my class graduated, I'd already co-founded @rapid7. Great!
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Obama cyber chief confirms 'stand down' order against Russian cyberattacks in summer 2016 yahoo.com/news/obama-cyb… via @YahooNews
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How did Obama Admin deal w 2016 Russian cyber attacks
Caught flat-footed in 2016
3/11
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In conjunction with @SlickRockWeb, now let’s take a look at #WalkAway from a different perspective. Who’s the man behind the curtain, and who’s backing him? His name is Brandon Straka, know here as @UsMinority. Let’s get to know him a bit. #infosec #osint #psyops
Before #WalkAway took off (with surprising rapidity), Straka was a performance artist and stylist in New York. His most recent work appears to have been this show, showing his evolution away from #TheResistance. Here’s a link to the GoFundMe gofundme.com/resist-a-rock-…
His first announcement of the #WalkAway campaign was on May 26th. However, shortly after the dates of his show, on a Facebook post dated 10/27/17, we see the following exchange after a post about @TheEllenShow, which appears to be the first public use of the “walk away” idea.
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Testifying before House Armed Services Cmte, U. of Cincinnati political science prof. Dr. Richard Harknett says Russian cyber operations "are not hacks or thefts or even espionage — we are facing comprehensive strategic campaigns to undermine our national sources of power."

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Dr. Harknett: "I don't know why we should afford first amendment rights to bots... If an issue is trending because of foreign manipulation, that's not free speech."
#CyberSecurity

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Heather Conley, Center for Strategic & International Studies, tells Senate Armed Services Cmte:

"Russia exploits the weaknesses it finds. They're exploiting weaknesses that already exist." Need to help Americans understand what is coming.

#CyberSecurity

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This ENDS the Russia Narrative, I DECREE it in Jesus' Name! #CrowdStrike #QAnon

please see thread! retweet, share
#CrowdStrike #Qanon

please see thread!
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Is the US any better prepared today than we were one year ago to resist foreign intervention in our next presidential election?
The clock is ticking, and it'll happen again unless we prepare. #FairElections
2/ There appear to be two main avenues requiring active defenses: #cybersecurity / hacking, and disinformation / #FakeNews
3/ From my vantage, governments who conduct elections, and corporations who curate #SocialMedia & news are treading water. The next Presidential election is 3 years away, and we've let one year slip away. #FairElections
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ICYMI: Test Your #VPN's Anti #Phishing Protection .@planetscape .@ALT_uscis .@COPicard2017 .@IndivisibleNet #InfoSec
When #Ransomware 1st Appeared, .@FoolishIT Issued #CryptoPrevent - Is Free, Now Updated. Recommended! foolishit.com/cryptoprevent-… #InfoSec
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1/ Reach Out to Congress. Tell Them What You Think.
➡️Members of Congress | InsideGov members-of-congress.insidegov.com/?utm_source=tw… #PuertoRico #Indivisible
2/ Reach Out to Congress. Tell Them What You Think.
➡️Contacting Congress - Instantly contactingcongress.org #PuertoRico #Indivisible
3/ Find Out Who Donates To Your Member of Congress. Who do they Represent?
➡️VoteSmart - Click "Funding" Folder votesmart.org
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Oh the geezers are hard at it grafting media, it's always great to have easy scapegoats "North Korean cyber gangs.." a.msn.com/01/en-ie/AAt9g…
2/"Mr Murphy’s firm was the first in the world to liaise with computer giant IBM over the use of the super-computer ‘Watson’ for real-time--
3/artificial intelligence-based defence against cyber criminals." Bear with me, I'm about to post a few more links in #THREAD #CyberSecurity
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1/ If there's a 1% inequality problem in #cybersecurity it's not the ability to hire skilled employees
forbes.com/sites/groupthi…
2/ despite increasingly damaging #cyberattacks and billions invested into new technologies, most are only accessible to the 1% of companies.
3/ #infosec professionals are mission driven. Working on big, interesting problems in #cybersecurity is not exclusive to the G2000
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