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Fri Nov 20, 2020, 05:46 PM

Biden Team Lacks Full U.S. Cybersecurity Support in Transition Fracas

Source: WSJ

WASHINGTON—When it comes to protecting sensitive information from foreign hackers, President-elect Joe Biden’s team is largely on its own. The federal government, which has some of the most sophisticated antihacking technologies in the world, is offering limited assistance to Mr. Biden’s transition operation in securing its email and other communications, despite concerns that the team is likely a top espionage target for Russia, China, and other adversaries, according to people familiar with the transition.

The lack of government cybersecurity support is among the obstacles the Biden transition team has faced as a result of the Trump administration’s refusal to acknowledge Mr. Biden’s election victory and make available the resources of the federal government ahead of his inauguration in two months.

Normally, the General Services Administration would own and manage the setup of government email accounts for a presidential transition team, which are typically assigned the “ptt.gov” domain. The cybersecurity wing of the Department of Homeland Security typically assists in helping a transition to protect those newly created government email accounts, according to current and former officials, and could rely on information from U.S. intelligence agencies to inform its protective efforts.

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Mr. Biden’s transition team has taken steps on its own to prevent hacking. Officials involved with the effort said they have put in place security protections that rival those used by the federal government...The Biden team also is using a set of enhanced protection features on all of its accounts, people familiar with the matter said. It requires that staff use Titan Security Keys, a physical device needed to log into their accounts, and it has limited access to internal information on a need-to-know basis in a series of restricted shared drives, the people said.


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Reply Biden Team Lacks Full U.S. Cybersecurity Support in Transition Fracas (Original post)
question everything Nov 20 OP
orangecrush Nov 20 #1
Arne Nov 20 #2
ucrdem Nov 20 #3
Ms. Toad Saturday #8
ancianita Nov 20 #4
Septua Nov 20 #5
EarthFirst Nov 20 #6
DBoon Saturday #7
PatrickforO Saturday #9
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Saturday #10

Response to question everything (Original post)

Fri Nov 20, 2020, 05:51 PM

1. Of course.



Can't have anyone stopping Putin from hacking into the Biden administration's communications, can we now!


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Response to question everything (Original post)

Fri Nov 20, 2020, 05:54 PM

2. MAGA2020

was the super secure Trump password?

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Response to question everything (Original post)

Fri Nov 20, 2020, 05:58 PM

3. In a year they'll start investigating Biden's use of private email security. . . .

so predictable.

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Response to ucrdem (Reply #3)

Sat Nov 21, 2020, 02:33 AM

8. My first thought, as well. n/t

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Response to question everything (Original post)

Fri Nov 20, 2020, 06:07 PM

4. I was going to post this earlier this aft, then thought Biden might actually be better protected

the way he's doing it right now.

Given that the GSA's entry point is "ptt.gov," Putin's boyz could already be there just waiting for the Biden team's data input.



I wouldn't trust any of the systems that serve the Executive Branch until the I'd appointed new heads of both Director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security to have these systems analyzed and confirmed safe.

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Fri Nov 20, 2020, 06:14 PM

5. One Of Many Evils Of Trump

Trump is, has been and will always be an asshole. He is a narcissistic, ethically bankrupt, hopelessly corrupt, sociopathic liar who is simply pissed because he lost the election...rather than accept the results of a righteous election like a MAN and follow normal protocol, allowing the "peaceful transfer of power", he chose to be a vindictive, immature, sore loser.

He's too stupid, selfish and self-absorbed to understand his actions have had, and continue to have, a devastating effect on the basic principles and foundations of our democracy. And worst of all, he don't give two sh!ts.

To sum up his persona in a single word, the man is EVIL.

e·vil
/ˈēvəl/


profoundly immoral and wicked.
"his evil deeds"

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Response to question everything (Original post)

Fri Nov 20, 2020, 06:30 PM

6. +1 for use of "fracas" nt

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Sat Nov 21, 2020, 12:09 AM

7. Chris Krebs should now be available

I suspect others will soon be as well, while Trump manages to fire anyone who is capable and possesses any integrity

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Sat Nov 21, 2020, 05:43 AM

9. Chris Krebs should maybe be put on his team.

That would be a good move, because the guy clearly has integrity and is not a 'yes' man. And he's GOOD at what he does.

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Sat Nov 21, 2020, 02:02 PM

10. Trump is probably hoping Putin will hack Biden's data.

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