Senate Committee Seeks Answers From Twitter as Former Security Chief Gets Ready to Testify
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My latest CSO column looks at how U.S. government officials speaking at last week’s Billington Cybersecurity Summit portray “offensive cybersecurity” measures as tools of reinforcing defensive cybersecurity protections.
Hours before testimony from former Twitter security chief now turned whistleblower Peiter Zatko, the leaders of the Senate Judiciary Committee sent a detailed list of questions to Twitter stating that Zatko’s allegations of lax security at the social media, if true, “demonstrate an unacceptable disregard for data security that threatens national security and the privacy of Twitter’s users.”
“The disclosure paints a disturbing picture of a company that has fallen short of basic security standards in the technology industry, failed to adequately mitigate attempts by foreign governments to gain access to sensitive user information, and willfully misled government regulators,” wrote the Judiciary Committee Chair Dick Durbin of Illinois and the panel’s top Republican, Chuck …
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