Best Infosec Long-Reads of the Week, 8/20/22
Russia's FSB botched the planning for Ukraine invasion, Apple and Facebook almost averted their 'privacy war,' Making money on selling Pentagon data, Series whitewashes Ring, What CIOs think
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The Washington Post’s Greg Miller and Catherine Belton examined a trove of sensitive materials obtained by Ukrainian and other security services that illustrate the hubris of Russia’s FSB security service in planning for a swift take-over of Ukraine and how those plans collapsed amid the retreat of Russian forces in the early months of the war. But the same documents show how Ukraine, despite Western intelligence to the contrary, believed up until the end that Russia was not going to launch an invasion.
Salvador Rodriguez in the Wall Street Journal has this deep dive into secret talks between Apple and Facebook that could have averted the “privacy war” t…
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