RAND, 38 pages, November 2018
Description below the fold.
Today’s national security classification system is unsustainable, says a new annual report to the President from the government’s Information Security Oversight Office (ISOO). It is “hamstrung by old practices and outdated technology” and a new, government-wide technology strategy will be required “to combat inaccurate classification and promote more timely declassification.”
The secrecy system has expanded to the point that it is effectively unmanageable and often counterproductive, ISOO indicated.
The DarkCyber program for January 16, 2018, reports on a possible Dark Web kidnapping, the Experian Dark Web scanning service, the shift to Monero and Zcash for some Dark Web merchants, and a facet of net neutrality which may provide some streamlined methods for law enforcement and intelligence professionals.
The book is $49 (gov/mil) and verified contractors (com, org). It can only be ordered via firstname.lastname@example.org. The book is, at this time, not available to anyone outside the LE, intel, and security community. I will verify each purchase because the book equips a smart 15 year old to set up a Dark Web business and possibly engage in unlawful activities with less than one hour’s work with a false identity and a means to purchase digital currency. Direct orders only. No Amazon because I cannot vet the purchasers. A person who works at Booz, Allen or similar company will have to pay $199. Work email required.
The Web info page is at www.xenky.com/darkwebnotebook.
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For both of these leaks, one big question is attribution: who did this?
My guess was, and is still, Russia in both cases.
Phi Beta Iota: Worth a full read. Many flawed assumptions. Robert Steele’s long comment is below.