Donald Trump’s administration will end the defense sequester and direct U.S. military leaders to develop defensive and offensive cyber capabilities to bolster the armed forces.
Russia’s meddling in the U.S. presidential election and cyber security took center stage at several confirmation hearings for Donald Trump’s Cabinet nominees this past week, with lawmakers from both parties raising questions about the government’s efforts to counter aggression in cyber space.
Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani announced on Thursday that he will lead a newly created cyber security committee for President-elect Donald Trump.
The Russian government’s state-funded propaganda apparatus runs stories critical of U.S. oil and gas production in an effort to handicap competitors to Russia’s state-run energy companies, according to the U.S. intelligence community.
The Office of the Director of National Intelligence alleged that RT America, an arm of the Kremlin’s foreign propaganda operation, is designed and funded to serve the Russian government’s financial and geopolitical interests in a report released on Friday.
Russian intelligence agencies sought to influence the 2016 presidential election through coordinated cyber and propaganda activities, three U.S. intelligence leaders told a Senate hearing Thursday.
Donald Trump’s administration needs to develop new policies to better deter and respond to nation-states engaging in hostile behavior in cyber space, according to a task force on cyber security at a U.S. foreign policy think tank.