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Storming Government Buildings: The Cybersecurity Implications

By David Gewirtz

January 6, 2021. Another day that shall live in infamy. I’m talking, of course, about the day when the United States Capitol Building was attacked by an angry mob.

Coverage and commentary of that day have been done to death, so you’re undoubtedly deeply familiar with the events of that day. But while the implications and causes have also been discussed widely, the cybersecurity implications and lessons have not.

That’s what we’re going to do here.

Throughout our ye...