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(Left to right) Subcommittee ranking member Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) speaks as Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) looks on during a Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime and Terrorism hearing titled 'Extremist Content and Russian Disinformation Online' on Capitol Hill, Oct. 31, in Washington, D.C. (Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

Where’s the 9/11 Commission for Russia’s Election Attack?

It’s about far more than tech companies and targeted ads. A whole of government response is needed to make sure this never happens again.

Fort Meade, UNITED STATES:  A computer workstation bears the National Security Agency (NSA) logo inside the Threat Operations Center inside the Washington suburb of Fort Meade, Maryland, intelligence gathering operation 25 January 2006 after US President George W. Bush delivered a speech behind closed doors and met with employees in advance of Senate hearings on the much-criticized domestic surveillance.   AFP PHOTO/Paul J. RICHARDS  (Photo credit should read PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

Is the NSA Doing More Harm Than Good in Not Disclosing Exploits?

Inside the complicated national security calculus behind disclosing zero-day vulnerabilities.

The parents of 43 missing students from Ayotzinapa teachers school hold their portraits and torches during a march 18 months after their disappearance in Mexico City on April 26, 2016. / AFP / YURI CORTEZ        (Photo credit should read YURI CORTEZ/AFP/Getty Images)

Spyware Sold to Mexican Government Was Used to Target Experts Investigating Missing Students

The spyware is meant to track terrorists, but Mexico apparently turned it on journalists, activists and others.

Pro-Russian militiants attack a branch of Ukrainian bank Privatbank in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk on April 28, 2014. Some 300 masked pro-Russian militants wielding baseball bats attacked a branch of the bank owned by an oligarch regional governor who has voiced criticism of Moscow. The gang attacked the Donetsk office of the powerful Private banking and metal industry holding belonging to Igor Kolomoisky, a billionaire who is also governor of the nearby region of Dnipropetrovsk. AFP PHOTO/ ALEXANDER KHUDOTEPLY        (Photo credit should read Alexander KHUDOTEPLY/AFP/Getty Images)

The Kremlin’s Newest Hybrid Warfare Asset: Gangsters

Russia and other states have taken to hiring street gangs and thugs to do the sort of dirty work that even spies don't want to touch.

US President Donald Trump (C-L), Saudi Arabia's King Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud (C-R), Jordan's King Abdullah II (3-R), Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi (2-R) and other officials pose for a group photo during the Arab Islamic American Summit at the King Abdulaziz Conference Center in Riyadh on May 21, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / MANDEL NGAN        (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

America’s Arab Allies Should Work Together to Stop Iranian Cyberattacks

Instead of a comprehensive solution to the region’s security threats, the Trump administration should narrow its focus.

A computer running a Windows Server is seen connected into a network server in an office building in Washington, DC on May 13, 2017. 
International investigators hunted on May 13 for those behind an unprecedented cyber-attack that affected systems in dozens of countries, including at banks, hospitals and government agencies, as security experts sought to contain the fallout. The assault, which began Friday and was being described as the biggest-ever cyber ransom attack, struck state agencies and major companies around the world -- from Russian banks and British hospitals to FedEx and European car factories. / AFP PHOTO / Andrew CABALLERO-REYNOLDS        (Photo credit should read ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS/AFP/Getty Images)

The United States Is Not Ready for a Cyber-Pearl Harbor

The weekend’s massive “ransomware” attack exposed the glaring vulnerabilities in our cybersecurity readiness.

The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) seal is displayed in the lobby of CIA Headquarters in Langley, Virginia, on August 14, 2008. AFP PHOTO/SAUL LOEB / AFP PHOTO / SAUL LOEB        (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Top Threat Facing U.S. Is Cyber, Says Outgoing CIA Lawyer

Caroline Krass talked about cyber threats, enhanced interrogation, and future challenges for the new administration.

Russia's Prime Minister Vladimir Putin takes part in a judo training session at the "Moscow" sports complex in St. Petersburg, on December 22, 2010. AFP PHOTO/ RIA-NOVOSTI POOL/ ALEXEY DRUZHININ (Photo credit should read ALEXEY DRUZHININ/AFP/Getty Images)

Putin’s Masterstroke of Nonretaliation

In refusing to expel U.S. diplomats in response to President Obama’s sanctions, the Russian leader pulled another fast one on the White House.

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Is Russia Responsible for a Cyber Attack Against the OSCE?

The OSCE confirms it was the victim of a cyber attack, but does not want to speculate as to the perpetrator.

On this episode of The E.R., the Panel joins forces with Lawfare to have a conversation with Bob Bauer and A.B. Culvahouse.

Battlegrounds: The Fight for Mosul and Election Day Disruptions

What will come next in the offensive against the Islamic State in Iraq? And should U.S. voters be wary of a cyberattack on Nov. 8?

On this episode of The E.R., the Panel joins forces with Lawfare to have a conversation with Bob Bauer and A.B. Culvahouse.

How Much Can Russia Mess With the U.S. Elections?

If Vladimir Putin really is behind the hacks of the DNC and Clinton campaign, it could mark the frightening beginning of a new cyber-era of election tampering.

NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 10:  Network cables are plugged in a server room on November 10, 2014 in New York City. U.S. President Barack Obama called on the Federal Communications Commission to implement a strict policy of net neutrality and to oppose content providers in restricting bandwith to customers.  (Photo by Michael Bocchieri/Getty Images)

The Same Russian Hackers Hit the DNC and the DCCC, Security Firms Say

Russian military intelligence appears to be behind the hack of the Democratic National Committee and the Democrats’ congressional campaign organization, experts say.

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