Tag Archives: NSA

Russian Hackers: Desperate for U.S. Information

The latest report regarding Russia stealing U.S. cyber secrets is yet again centered around the National Security Agency (NSA), using Contractors to gain access, in some cases, to classified data. It has been reported that a NSA Contractor (fired back in 2015) put highly classified U.S. cyber secrets on his home computer, which included information … Continue Reading

The State of Cybersecurity in 2016 and the (potential) Great Cyber Fire

Cybersecurity hit the news hard in 2016. The number of high profile, and troubling, cyber incidents increased significantly. The Democratic National Committee and one of Clinton’s top advisor’s being hacked, with leaked emails by Russia, according to intelligence reports, may have influenced the U.S. election. Theft of document from the Mossack Fonseca law firm in … Continue Reading

Madison at Fort Meade: Checks, Balances, and the NSA

This article courtesy of guest blogger Prof. Peter Margulies of Roger Williams University School of Law and originally appeared in the Privacy blog of The Lawfare Institute. When a group of civil society representatives and academics gathered at the NSA this past Thursday, it became clear—to me at least—that the NSA has taken the teachings of James Madison … Continue Reading

Leadership team appointed for Cyber Threat Intelligence Integration Center

On January 7, 2016, Director of National Intelligence James Clapper announced the appointment of the leadership team that will head the new Cyber Threat Intelligence Integration Center (Center), which was announced by President Obama a year ago. The Center will be led by Director Tonya Ugoretz from the FBI (who has also worked with the … Continue Reading

Wikipedia Leads Media and Civil Rights Groups in Suit Against the NSA

Wickimedia Foundation, along with other well-known media and civil rights groups, including the National Association of Defense Lawyers, Human Rights Watch, Amnesty International USA, PEN American Center, Global Fund for Women, The Nation Magazine, The Rutherford Institute and the Washington Office on Latin America filed suit against the National Security Agency (NSA), the Central Security … Continue Reading