Wednesday, June 21st
(Adapted from Rogan's List)
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has indicated that he would like to work directly with the Russians on issues of cybersecurity – even after the Russians used cyber methods to influence our election: http://www.newsweek.com/russia-us-cyber-security-tillerson-627379
Russia has orchestrated many kinds of cyberattacks on other nations. As reported in Wired this week, "In a public statement in December, Ukraine’s president, Petro Poroshenko, reported that there had been 6,500 cyberattacks on 36 Ukrainian targets in just the previous two months. International cybersecurity analysts have stopped just short of conclusively attributing these attacks to the Kremlin, but Poroshenko didn’t hesitate: Ukraine’s investigations, he said, point to the “direct or indirect involvement of secret services of Russia, which have unleashed a cyberwar against our country.” (The Russian foreign ministry didn’t respond to multiple requests for comment.)"
The Trump Administration needs to get the message: Russia is not a friendly partner.
Action You Can Take Today
Let Tillerson know that we do not need to invite the fox to the henhouse:
- Write to him at: US Department of State, 2201 C Street NW, Washington, DC 20520
- Fill out a "Contact Us" request form online: https://register.state.gov/contactus/
- Call the US Department of State: 1 (202) 647-6575