Jan 8, 2020

Alumnus Ashkan Soltani Weighs in Information Security Threat After Capitol Riots

From CNN Business

Capitol riots raise urgent concerns about Congress's information security

By Brian Fung

Digital security experts are raising the alarm over Wednesday's breach of the US Capitol, which not only threatened lawmakers' physical safety but also created potential national security and intelligence risks, they say...

Given the right level of access, even a casual attacker would be able to view congressional emails, shared fileservers and other system resources, said Ashkan Soltani, a security expert and former chief technologist at the Federal Trade Commission.


Ashkan Soltani is a MIMS alumnus (2009), and an independent researcher and technologist specializing in privacy, security, and behavioral economics.

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January 11, 2021