Had an eye-opening interview this week with the CEO of @FireEye, a top cybersecurity firm.
The facts are depressing.
Bottom line is: there's no such thing as a reliable cyberdefense. A dedicated attacker WILL get through eventually.
@FireEye FireEye formed over 300 'Red Teams' where companies/orgs hired them to try and break in. Break in to steal the CEO's email or affect the assembly line.
More the 90% of the time, FireEye was able to do it in five days.
And these are conscientious companies!
Aug 26, 2018 • 16 tweets • 4 min read
Sen. John McCain was one of a kind. He was grouchy, hilarious, self-deprecating, passionate, independent.
I was lucky enough to cover him starting in 2011. He was always a good sport.
Rest in peace.
For me my most potent memory of John McCain will be him stepping off the train in the basement of the Capitol.
Half grin and half scowl:
"What do you want, you little jerks?"
Aug 20, 2018 • 4 tweets • 2 min read
Democrats on House Oversight Cmte write to White House asking for docs related to whether National Security Adviser John Bolton reported his previous work with Maria Butina, an alleged Russian spy
NPR previously reported on Bolton's work with her group.
Buried in Senate Judiciary Cmte Dem report on Trump camp efforts to get incriminating info re Clinton:
"The Committee has obtained a number of documents that suggest the Kremlin used the National Rifle Association as a means of accessing and assisting Mr. Trump and his campaign"
We've done a ton of investigative work on possible NRA/Russia ties.
Here's our work, based on public records requests, that show how Russian politician Alexander Torshin criss-crossed the US for years to build up relations w/conservative groups:
Friendly neighborhood EMT here. Let's go over what you should do if you come upon a gunshot wound.
While there are many complications that can arise, depending on the wound's location, the first tasks are:
a) ensure scene safety
b) put on gloves if you have
c) stop bleeding
... most dangerous bleeding is arterial bleeding. Will be spurting, bright red blood. People can die within minutes.
If you have no medical supplies, act swiftly to apply as much pressure into the wound as possible. Lean into it. You are buying precious time for paramedics.
Feb 8, 2018 • 6 tweets • 3 min read
Hamilton 68 has been tracking Russian bots/influence networks now for six months straight -- I sat down with their team to discuss how bot activity has evolved. Here's what they've noticed:
First, Hamilton 68 noticed that Russian bots/influence networks have really upped the 'deep state narrative' to undermine faith in US institutions -- it just 5-10% of bot chatter in October. Last week, it was 38%. npr.org/2018/02/08/584…
Mar 8, 2017 • 30 tweets • 7 min read
Hey folks, let me tell you a story about the National Rifle Association's delegation to Moscow in Dec 2015: thedailybeast.com/articles/2017/…
Keep in mind that the NRA spent $30mil+ to support Trump's WH bid, more even than Trump's super PACs, and was its strongest outside ally (2)