Piling on sanctions. The disinformation-as-a-service black market. Technological sovereignty through R&D investment? Ransomware continues to rise. NSA’s new Cybersecurity Directorate.


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The oligarch behind the St. Petersburg troll farm is sanctioned, again. Recorded Future looks at disinformation and finds there’s a functioning private sector market for it. The European Union seems likely to pursue technological sovereignty, at least to the tune of some R&D investment. Ransomware attacks against US state and local governments have been trending up, and that trend is likely to continue. And NSA has its new Cybersecurity Directorate. Joe Carrigan from JHU ISI on Microsoft no longer trusting built-in encryption on hard drives. Carole Theriault speaks with Simon Rodway from Entersekt about Facebook’s Libra and how it may effect traditional banks.

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