*** Maryland Democrat Rep. Dutch Ruppersberger has been told by National Security Agency officials that the government-designed cyber exploit EternalBlue did not play a role in a ransomware attack currently affecting Baltimore city services. The NSA is located in Ruppersberger's district, and Ruppersberger has served as ranking member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. EternalBlue was among the cyberweapons exposed in the 2017 Shadow Brokers leak. A May 25 New York Times report, citing sources involved in the malware investigation, stated that EternalBlue helped hackers obtain control of Baltimore's computer networks.
*** The Senior Executives Association, which represents members of the federal government's Senior Executive Service, announced an agreement with GovFlex, described in a press release as "the first gig economy platform dedicated soley to the U.S. public sector." The arrangement gives employers who use GovFlex access to a pool of 12,000 SES and equivalent level professionals, including CIOs and chief financial officers. The agreement is designed to help bring subject matter experts into government programs and help SES identify career opportunities outside of government.
Posted on Jun 03, 2019 at 2:08 AM