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Congress #gets ‘Russia #election #hacking’ #briefing, still no #evidence

With political primaries already underway and the November midterm elections fast approaching, top national security officials briefed members of Congress on Tuesday about gaps in election security.

The Trump administration has been under pressure to take stronger steps to deter Russian attempts to meddle in U.S. campaigns. Officials say election systems remain vulnerable to cyberattacks.

Intelligence agencies say Russian operatives attempted to hack 21 electoral systems in states during the 2016 campaign, breaching one system. There’s no evidence any votes were affected.

“This is an issue that the administration takes seriously and is addressing with urgency,” Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen M. Nielsen, FBI Director Christopher Wray and Director of National Intelligence Daniel Coats said in a joint statement.

After the briefing, Nielsen was asked about intelligence agencies’ conclusions that Moscow used social media, leaks of hacked emails and other tactics in 2016 in an attempt to help Trump beat Hillary Clinton.

“That the specific intent was to help President Trump win, I’m not aware of that, but I do generally have no reason to doubt any intelligence assessment.”

Moscow “aspired to help” Trump’s campaign, according to a public report issued by intelligence agencies in January 2017. The Senate Intelligence Committee reported this month that after a 14-month investigation, it agreed with that assessment.

The committee also issued a detailed report on Russian targeting of election infrastructure during the 2016 campaign.

Chris Megerian (c)2018 Los Angeles Times, Distributed by Tribune Content Agency, LLC.

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National Privacy & Data Governance Congress

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General Cybersecurity Conference

 March 6 – 8, 2018 | Calgary, Canada

Cybersecurity Conference Description

The 2018 Congress is your opportunity to explore leading issues at the crossroads of privacy, access, security, law, data governance. The National Privacy and Data Governance Congress brings together professionals from industry, government and academia who are concerned about privacy, access, security, compliance and data governance within their organizations.

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16th annual e-Crime & Cybersecurity Congress

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General Cybersecurity Conference

 March 6 – 8, 2018 | London, United Kingdom

Cybersecurity Conference Description

The 16th e-Crime and Cybersecurity Congress will reflect this new and challenging world.

Can the industry deliver? Can you deliver? What happens if you can’t?

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Roger Stone plans to deny collusion, evidence of Russia hacking to Congress

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Former Trump campaign adviser Roger Stone plans to fiercely deny to the House Intelligence Committee on Tuesday that he had any contact, much less colluded, with Russian operatives during the 2016 presidential election, according to a prepared opening statement he shared with The Washington Post. Stone also plans to deny…

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Task force tells Congress health IT security is in critical condition

To Purchase This Product/Services, Go To The Store Link Above Or Go To http://www.become007.com/store/ Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans A congressionally mandated healthcare industry task force has published the findings of its investigation into the state of health information systems security, …

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Black members of Congress put pressure on FBI to investigate the missing black girls in Washington, DC that inspired a celebrity-driven social media campaign

Black members of Congress are demanding the FBI get involved in the search for a series of missing black girls in Washington DC, in a case that inspired a high-profile celebrity campaign.
Congressional Black Caucus chairman Cedric Richmond (D-LA), and Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton, who represents the District in Congress, wrote a letter Tuesday asking Attorney General Jeff Sessions and FBI Director James Comey get involved.
Their letter’s existence emerged after #missingdcgirls was tweeted by LL Cool J, Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs and Selma director Ava DuVernay, among others.

The letter, which was obtained by Associated Press on Thursday, called on Sessions and Comey to put money behind the search for the missing kids.

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Chaos Communication Congress 2016

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Chaos Communication Congress 2016

33C3 – 33rd Chaos Communication Congress
December 27. through 30. 2016, CCH, Hamburg
The Event
The Chaos Communication Congress is the annual symposium and hacker party of the Chaos Computer Club (CCC). During four days between Christmas and New Years

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ISC2 Security Congress LATIN AMERICA

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ISC2 Security Congress LATIN AMERICA

November 29 – 30, 2016 | San Paulo, Brazil
As cyber threats and attacks continue to rise, the goal of (ISC)² Security Congress Latin America 2016 is to strengthen cybersecurity leaders by arming them with the knowledge, tools, and expertise

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The 7th Party Congress in North Korea: A Return to a New Normal

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The single most remarkable thing about the 7th Congress of the Workers’ Party of Korea (WPK) is that it took place. After a 36-year hiatus, it was, without doubt, a noteworthy event, but the truly big news we were waiting for—such as an announcement of a drastically new economic policy or a switch to collective […] The 7th Party Congress in North Korea: A Return to a New Normal is an article from 38 North: Informed Analysis of North Korea, published by the US-Korea Institute at SAIS. View full post on 38 North: Informed Analysis of North Korea

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Deciphering the 7th Party Congress: A Teaser for Greater Change?

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From one perspective, the 7th Congress of the Workers’ Party of Korea (WPK) was a monotonous event, long on rhetoric and short on major policy and personnel changes. No substantive policy announcements took place, and many top officials sat on a rostrum for four days and ultimately kept their jobs. Throughout hours of speeches, Kim […] Deciphering the 7th Party Congress: A Teaser for Greater Change? is an article from 38 North: Informed Analysis of North Korea, published by the US-Korea Institute at SAIS. View full post on 38 North: Informed Analysis of North Korea

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