Week in Review

Poll: Most think they know more about cybersecurity than Trump, Clinton

By The Hill


According to a venture capital firm’s poll, 63 percent of those polled believed they knew at least as much about cybersecurity as President Donald Trump, and 62 percent believed they knew at least as much as former presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.


U.S. eases restrictions on cyber-security sales to Russian spy agency

By USA Today


On Feb. 2 the Treasury Department permitted some “cybersecurity transactions” with the Russian Federal Security Service. The governmental body was accused of intervening in the last U.S. election.


NATO’s Baltic Outpost Digging Cyber Trenches for Europe

By Bloomberg


NATO’s Baltic outpost will test the decision-making of European Union defense ministers, according to Bloomberg. The exercise will include a simulated cyber assault.


Venture firm Trident Capital raises $300 million for cyber security startups

By Heather Somerville


A venture firm raised $300 million for investments in cybersecurity startups, “a sign of the growing importance of securing computer systems amid concerns over state-sponsored hack,” Reuters said.


Ahead of election, Germany looks to U.S. for intel about DNC hackers

By CyberScoop


To gather intelligence about protecting elections, German defense officials visited Washington this week, according to CyberScoop.