Comment by Jim Campbell
July 29th, 2021
If there were any group capable of encouraging North Korea, China and perhaps to begin beating their war drums is would be because this fool and his cabal are still occupying 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.
Of course this is needless as it has already been in place.
In this file photo taken on August 04, 2020, Prince, a member of the hacking group Red Hacker Alliance who refused to give his real name, uses his computer at their office in Dongguan, China’s southern Guangdong province. – As the number of online devices surges and super-fast 5G connections roll out, record numbers of companies are offering up to seven-figure rewards to ethical hackers who can successfully attack their cybersecurity systems.
A poster showing six wanted Russian military intelligence officers is displayed as FBI Deputy Director David Bowdich appears at a news conference at the Department of Justice, October 19, 2020, in Washington, DC.
Six Russian military intelligence officers have been charged with carrying out cyberattacks on Ukraine’s power grid, the 2017 French elections and the 2018 Winter Olympics, the US Justice Department announced on October 19, 2020. (Photo by Andrew Harnik / POOL / AFP) (Photo by ANDREW HARNIK/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)
This will warm the hearts of those of us who have little belief in the FBI’s ability to accomplish anything, we have found this little nugget.
This image taken from the Federal Bureau of Investigations Ten Most Wanted Fugitive Webpage shows fugitive Eric Robert Rudolph. According to news reports May 31, 2003, Rudolph may have been caught in the rural Cherokee County area of North Carolina.
Rudolph, one-time carpenter who vanished in early 1998, is suspected in a Birmingham, Alabama abortion clinic, which killed an off-duty police officer and disabled a nurse. Rudolph, who is 33-years-old as of 2000, later was charged in the bombing at Atlanta’s Centennial Olympic Park during the 1996 Summer Olympics, where one person was killed and more than 100 were injured.
He was also charged in the 1997 explosions at an abortion clinic and a gay nightclub in the Atlanta area. (Photo by FBI/Getty Images)
The FBI is the lead federal agency for investigating cyber attacks and intrusions. We collect and share intelligence and engage with victims while working to unmask those committing malicious cyber activities, wherever they are. [Source]
Preventing and Defending Against Cyber Attacks June 2011 The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is responsible for helping Federal Executive Branch civilian departments and agencies secure their unclassified networks.
Biden Pushes Cybersecurity Upgrades For Critical Infrastructure After Recent Hacks.
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July 29th, 2021
Fuel holding tanks are pictured at Colonial Pipeline’s Dorsey Junction Station in Woodbine, Maryland in May 2021, the month that a cyberattack disrupted gas supply to the eastern U.S. for several days. Drew Angerer/Getty Images
Biden just signed a national security directive aimed at boosting defenses against ransomware attacks and the hacking of critical infrastructure like energy, food, water and power systems.
The memorandum follows a series of high-profile attacks on a major pipeline and the country’s biggest meat supplier (those have been linked to groups operating in Russia, and Biden says he raised the issue with Russian President Vladimir Putin when they met last month).
A senior administration official, speaking on condition of anonymity, told reporters that the new standards will be voluntary.
For reference, almost 90% of the country’s critical infrastructure is owned and run by the private sector, and the government has limited authority over their cybersecurity requirements.
But the official says the Biden administration may pursue legislative options, with help from Congress, to require the kind of technological improvements that would defend against such cyberattacks.
For now: The government may draw up the standards, but it’s up to private companies to decide whether to follow them.