Russian has reported a “very powerful” hack on the nation’s government, including a hit on the Kremlin’s defense systems that slowed operations for a time. Tim Erlin, director of security and product management at Tripwire commented on the attack targeted the election commission in Russia.

[su_note note_color=”#ffffcc” text_color=”#00000″]Tim Erlin, Director of Security and Product Management at Tripwire :

“We’re seeing an increase in the use of attack attribution as a political gambit. The discussion, though brief, of China’s cyber-attacks on the US in last night’s Republican presidential debate is certainly one aspect of this new frontier for information security, but this kind of public pronouncement of culpability from Russia is another. We should expect that cybersecurity will continue to be an important topic in politics, and we should also expect that nations and politicians will evolve their rhetoric on this topic as they further understand the potential leverage.”[/su_note][su_box title=”About Tripwire” style=”noise” box_color=”#336588″]Tripwire logoTripwire is a leading provider of advanced threat, security and compliance solutions that enable enterprises, service providers and government agencies to confidently detect, prevent and respond to cybersecurity threats. Tripwire solutions are based on high-fidelity asset visibility and deep endpoint intelligence combined with business-context and enable security automation through enterprise integration. Tripwire’s portfolio of enterprise-class security solutions includes configuration and policy management, file integrity monitoring, vulnerability management and log intelligence.[/su_box]

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