Global Weekly Executive Summary, 13 April 2018

State of Hawaii Targeted in Iranian Data Theft The U.S. Department of Justice’s recent indictment of nine Iranians accused of conducting cyberattacks contained a list of targeted organizations that included the State of Hawaii. This announcement coincided with “unusual activity” noted in dozens of State Continue Reading

Facebook and Cambridge Analytica Infosheet

In 2014, London-based data analytics and political profiling firm Cambridge Analytica gained access to the personal data of over 50 million Facebook users and used that information to match profiles to electoral rolls and create what the firm calls “psychographic modeling” that could later be Continue Reading

Global Weekly Executive Summary, 20 March 2018

DHS and FBI Alert Warns of Russian Government Cyberattacks Targeting Critical Infrastructure On Thursday, March 15, 2018, The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) released a joint Technical Alert warning about “Russian government actions targeting U.S. Government entities as Continue Reading

Trouble in Paradise: Hawaii Emergency Mismanagement

On Saturday January 13, 2018, people in the Hawaiian islands found themselves in the midst of a large-scale panic when an emergency alert for a ballistic missile attack was broadcasted statewide.  An official all clear message was issued 38 minutes later to both residents and Continue Reading

Global Weekly Executive Summary, 19 JAN 2018

Dark Caracal Summary A newly discovered global cyberespionage threat group has ties to a government intelligence agency in Lebanon, according to a joint report from Lookout Mobile Security and the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF). The previously unknown threat group has been named “Dark Caracal” by Lookout, Continue Reading

The New Vulnerabilities Equities Policy and Process Charter

An updated “Vulnerabilities Equities Policy and Process for the United States Government” charter was released on 15 NOV 2017 and describes the decision-making process for determining whether new vulnerabilities found by US government departments and agencies are disclosed or restricted.   According to the White Continue Reading