Table of Contents - February 18, 2019

DoD Neutralized 2018 Election Threats in Cyberspace, Senators Told

U.S. Cyber Command (CYBERCOM) played a key role in preventing foreign adversaries from meddling in the 2018 midterm election by using the intelligence-gathering capabilities of the National Security Agency to identify malign cyber actors and aggressively neutralizing cyber attackers, the Senate Armed Services Committee was told this week.

Paul Nakasone, commander of CYBERCOM and director of the NSA, told the committee he formed a joint CYBERCOM-NSA effort called the "Russia small group" that worked with other federal government agencies and the private sector to quickly identify and respond to cyber attackers and foreign influence operations.

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