US DoJ issued a report on cyber threats

The US Department of Justice (DoJ) issued a comprehensive assessment of the Department’s work in the cyber area, carried out by the Department’s Cyber-Digital Task Force. It includes background on malign foreign influence operations generally, and outlines five types of foreign influence operations aimed at either elections or broader political issues in the US. It also describes how DoJ counters these operations, including efforts designed to protect the upcoming 2018 midterm elections, and presents the Department of Justice Policy on Disclosure of Foreign Influence Operations. The assessment also discusses sophisticated cybercrime schemes, ways to detect, deter, and disrupt them, and the role of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) in responding to cyber incidents. It further explains how the DoJ recruits and trains cybersecurity experts, and describes the Task Force’s future work in the cyber area.