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"dmitri" Discussed on The Lawfare Podcast
"After it's gained access to your system and actually a very large number of intrusions nowadays being caught because of antivirus intelligence organizations An incident on firms being to do deep forensics on needs a windows based infrastructures after compromise. Taking place and based on the knowledge that able to obtain able to identify how the attack is broken while tuesday using that allows them to get better at attributing these attacks which enables the government sort of respond as well and this one approach is something that i think apple feels allergic to but they need to get ova They need to get to a point. Where in the event that you will you know. Soft also crowns strike Mansions or whatever you can install an app which is going to provide some level of additional protection. And so the breaking out of that in a containment where apple believes that everything that happens. Insecurity is that exclusive lull. i think is very problematic. So dmitri festival do you agree that. That's a plausible way forward for apple but also interested in the state level. You know when. We're talking about china. We're talking about the state The ministry of state security here. We are talking about an israeli company and the name. Israel has not really past many of our lips. Is that right or should. As a matter of policy the united states have a set of issues to take up with the israelis about this. I think it should look. It's pretty clear that israel has used groups like anna so that provides cyber offensive capabilities as part of their diplomatic outreach in the region as part of their attempt to build a closer relationship with sad arabian on some of these other countries. And just to be clear when you say israel has used union not that israel has loosed. Nso group against anybody. But that israel has encouraged nso group to do business with gulf countries. That's right for the surveillance of their adversaries. that israel is trying to court for diplomatic purposes. Right yeah as part of their sort of cyber exploitation diplomacy shall we call it. We used to have panda plummets. Now we have cyber exploitation diplomacy Shops elite right. They're they're using these companies as a way to ingrain them. Some sounds closer with some of these gulf countries with saudi arabia in particular in the hopes that it will lead to peace deals as we saw with abraham accords last year but i do think that the us government has whore interests here and just as it has had core interest in pressuring israel to stop selling advanced weapons technologies to china which they tried to a number of occasions of last twenty years. I think it may be time to start pressuring them to be much more restrictive on who they sell the surveillance technology and the us government is not blameless here either reuters Couple years ago had a an amazing revelation about the so-called project raven which was An operation by format say operatives that went to the ua and help them track dissidents and journalists in that country with at least tacit knowledge of the us government so we need to come to terms with our own policies when it comes to export controls of both the knowledge and the technologies but we also need to start pressuring others. They're playing in this by the way. Israel is not the only one the companies in germany and italy and other places that are doing essentially the same things and we need to figure out the right approach to have standards across allies for who should get access to these capabilities because not all. This ability is bad clearly somewhat has been used for legitimate purposes to track terrorists to track criminals and others and and that should should continue intelligence agencies after all and law enforcement agencies do need to do investigations But clearly a number of them are using it for for ways that are contrary to our values and contrary to our beliefs in human rights. So finally i. I want to talk about a detail in the washington. Post that bears on the application of these technologies to us persons. The post reported that us based telephone numbers are sort of off limits to nso group pegasus technology matt. How does that work. And what do we conclude from it. Right so i did not materially different If they using. Us phone number of us anonymous phone number. So what's clearly happening. He is not the nfl. Could not in principle talk these devices that they've chosen not to on the design systems to prevent their customers from taunting people with you as telephone numbers wherever they happen to be in wealth and also people are are outside the us with non us phone numbers whilst they off physically within the states software. It appears to be designed so that When it detects those conditions all lives stops collecting data. I sort of a very interesting thing because it gives us an insight. Nso wants to explicitly exclude. This wants to avoid upsetting the us. Government i also gives us some indication that you know government level diplomacy while just mia technological like prevention does actually have a role to play in does actually do some measure of protection. You know feels me a little bit. Analogous to a lot of russian malawai for instance will choose not to quote unquote detonate song devices. The half washington he goes installed is not because they can't because they choose not to for reasons that are not really technical and i think that's a very interesting observation. He added the. Nfl has chosen that. It does not want to upset. The united states. Perhaps us because they don't want to be indicted access because they don't want to have a hostile relationship with the united states you know The safety of their own executives not to get the nsa targeting them. But i think that would have been interesting observation. It almost suggests dmitri that an. So group is sensitive to the point that you just made that you know maybe the heat is less on them if they are merely affronting our values as you put it but not affronting them with respect to our key mall in other words the bat is we care a great deal less about surveillance of journalists and opposition activists in the abstract than we do about those people if they happen to be. Us days store carrying us phones. Do you think it's a good tactical judgment on their part or is it likely too clever by half. I'm sure that's what they're thinking. I don't think it will work. All it will take as yet another kashogi type of story of someone who has been brutally murdered as a result of surveillance or enabled by surveillance from a technology like anna so and then the pressure will be immense political pressure public pressure from journalists and the like and they will not be able to wave it off so it's only a matter of time before this comes crashing their heads if they don't change course we are going to leave it there. Dmitri alperovitch matt tate. Thank you so much for joining us. Thanks for having me the law. Fair podcast is produced in cooperation with the brookings institution our audio engineer. This episode is hunter set you. You.
"dmitri" Discussed on The Lawfare Podcast
"It illustrates both to domestic audience. As well as our allies and the series alike that are attribution capabilities in cyberspace are immense. Were able to identify. Not just the countries who are doing these activities way able to identify individuals were able to identify all sorts of details about the operations. That are incredibly impressive. When you read those indictments that's number one number two. I don't agree that they only serve a public relations purpose because the fact that matter is we have arrested humorous actors Over the years when they decided to travel in places where we have extradition treaties and managed to extradite them. We've done that. For lots of russian cybercriminals we've done that even for nemesis officer that was lured to belgium. I believe about a year and a half ago was arrested. In belgium. On our behalf extract the us is now sitting the us jail Very senior. I'm assess officer who was recruiting people to break into american companies. So they do serve a purpose and allow people particularly contractors working for the chinese government. Do you wanna travel. They want to take advantage of the money that they're earning from the chinese government. They wanna potentially one day start cybersecurity companies in south to customers all of the world not of that is to be possible. Once you're indicted. So i do think that they serve a very important deterrent effect. And i've actually talked about. How indicting specifically chinese contractors not chinese government employees has had an effect where some of these contractors decided to shut down and no longer operate we not from any other country. It hasn't worked on the iranians the north koreans or the russians. But it has worked in some cases in china so dmitri. What was your reaction to the pegasus story. This is sort of. I guess the kind of company that a bunch of the people that that indictments prevent them from setting up cyber security companies. This is the kind of cyber security company. I suppose that some of them would want to set up. How big a deal do you think. The pegasus story is he. You know. obviously there's nothing new here in terms of we've already known that. Nsa has been selling their software to all sorts of unsavory characters. We've known about mobile exploitation for years by the scale Of this operation is staggering. And i think it highlights to the general public the vulnerabilities that we have in the mobile ecosystem. Any particular. i think it highlights a very important point that that we may be missing in this overall discussion of the details. And that is that when you look at iowa's if you look at apple's mobile operating system it is probably the most secure piece of cold that anyone has ever produced apple for variety of reasons including mostly from commercial interests perspective as invested tremendous amount into making the that operate systems secure responsible and yet despite all those efforts despite the fact that it's very difficult to install software in those devices despite that it has all sorts of sandbox capabilities both at the user mode and kernel level. You're still able to see such vast exploitation of those devices. And i think implications are twofold one that people that say that we need to build more secure softwares as the solution to our cybersecurity. Problems are just plain wrong. Because apple has tried to do that and invested more than most people will ever be able to afford and has not succeeded secondly when it comes to mobile security. I think it's time that both apple and google a pressure to start changing their model and start to appreciate that. They can't build a perfect device. That's impenetrable and they need to start providing forensic analysis capabilities to consumers and businesses so that they can actually understand if their phone has been hacker. Not almost no one can do today. What amnesty was able to do those specific phones and jailbreak them and do the forensic analysis. It's very difficult to do. Very technically challenging apple does not make it easy and does not provide any tools for you to do so and that needs to stop. Matthew agree with that that the lesson of this is that the ultimate security of mobile devices is mythological. And that we should. We should really be investing in forensic analysis capacity. Yes i agree with pretty much everything that dmitry just said one of the things that actually would have stood out to me in that amnesty analysis at announced a very very deep very very technical in you know whoever was the worked on that you know a deserve credit for that are specifically that you know. The latest version of irs was targeted on the latest models and the latest models. Have you know some very advanced hardware medications to prevent intrusions of this type are the latest Builds of irs are designed. So that i. I message in particular. Which was the the thing that was exploited all of the processing for this happens inside at very lockdown container which apple's blast door and you know our. Nfl was still able to breach through all of these defenses. That have taken place. i think. It's of william potent. Point that is defense is can be bleached they all being breached in the wild. And i think it's something that should along a lot of folks that you know. The list of targets here is as large as it is on. This was discovered what it what appears to be know. I not being quote directly but being sort of caught sort of at the infrastructure adjacent to the attack. I'm what i mean by that is. This attack was not discovered through. You know apple discovering it was not discovered because one of the the uses handsome At security on the phone that was able to detect the attack while the list of targets was attained tangential to that and then some of those targeted individuals had forensics on that phone and that forensics. That was done on. The phone was not done by apple. It was not done by security software on the device in fact I would not be possible to do this type of Forensic activity on an ordinary iphone device. Amnesty had to do was they had to make his jailbreak on. What jailbreaks aw is. They essentially exploit vulnerabilities in the device in order to disable some of apple's lockdown functionality in order to be able to allow the forensics people to access some of these files which than they were able to access that allowed them to you see this was an assault groups implant on what was going on under the head and i think that should be alarming because it tells us to different things first of all that this mythology that iphones a so secure might actually be that we just don't have any visibility into some of these attacks taking place that maybe there's a lot of attacks taking place we just don't know about it. And so where mistakenly believing the iphone six extremely hard when actually just can't see and second of all the ability to unsecurity software. The ability to run some of these funds as tools is so extremely difficult is not merely the you know a us a hasn't enabled. It is use a kennel tonight. Lit apple actively engineers the device to prevent these types of jailbreaks on a consequence of this is performing this type of forensics is really really difficult and something that apple actively tries to prevent. And i think that's something that's very dramatic and we need to come to. Terms with sub security industry is google similarly situated in that regard or are they less rigid. Google is dramatically dramatically less vigilant in the event that you are on a a not sin lot device than you can a performance surprisingly wide range of forensics on your device. It is still considerably more lockdown than say. You know microsoft windows where you know a a huge range of like antivirus software and a threat detection. Software is able to one relatively freely But it is dramatically more available for friends. extend iphones where is very hostile.
"dmitri" Discussed on The Odd Couple with Chris Broussard & Rob Parker
"I know with those guys To be it used to be amateurs and let the kids play and have some fun. Even the dream team. The dream team is most overblown and over hyped thing yes. It was an unbelievable array of talent and people put together but there was no competition. They will be teamed by forty fifty sixty points with regularity. And what did that prove. It didn't prove that the united states who were still superior country more men stop. I was that was a waste of time. Let's say beat beaten up some kid from angola wherever they were playing. I mean like you know. I just didn't get it. And robbie know anything you know what's fun to me. Know what winning by also have you read up you go down to the playground and you go be a five nine year old. You feel good with yourself after it's all over last time everybody was of age of consenting as to play basketball nba olympics. So i mean you can't just be like all right. It's all about the skill level and whatnot say already proved its point so hokey cares about the olympics anymore. So i'm out not one not one minute so you okay with nigeria beating them. What's olympic play. It and and play begins. Yes because it doesn't mean anything on the grand scheme of anything. What does it mean really. We got to win the goal of feel good about our place in basketball. And you to believe you just want to win the gold as a competitor you want to be known as the best in the world we already know where the best in the world the united states when it comes to basketball whether we window no not. We don't know that. I mean you look at the nba. Now we're talking about the international flavor in major league baseball milk in the nba. I mean some of your biggest stars. I mean luca. Danni is a guy that his english isn't that great and he's becoming a superstar or already has become a superstar. And i mean. He looks like he's going to be at that. Level for years to come is not at the rate as baseball is in terms of international stars but the nba is slowly but surely be kept. Not just america's game anymore. No i get that. i'm just saying. They proved their point when they put together at dream team. They had european. Now this rest on that and be like you know some younger kids who are hungry. Would who would be a great story you know why we loved the the usa hockey when they won those all college kids and then they went into the nhl and had great careers. That was magical that that was fun. They didn't have to go get players from the nhl. That's what made it grade. You know that that team was amazing. With those what those kids did. Other against russia and other places that have a professional players and had systems. And that's all they practice did. That's what makes it fun and a miracle rob. Gee isn't rub sounding like the guy you know to get off my lawn guy. Now you know remembering the college players i mean. How long ago was that long. You that's you wanting to go back to college players playing in the olympics. I mean so you think the nba guys don't care. So what do you think. Eighteen year old guys know about representing their country as opposed to just having some cool uniforms. That's no different than their uniform. Besides they have you know. usa on their chest. sally. I gotta behind the scenes information for you. Rob parker you already told me. Bought a plot of land at some cemetery in l. a. So we could yell at cloud one last time. Thank you know dell all right. Hey we're getting back to baseball with two time. All star dmitri young one of.
"dmitri" Discussed on The Odd Couple with Chris Broussard & Rob Parker
"Apply telly there's something else that's out there. We want to talk about before we get to dmitri young the two time all star baseball player is going to join us but the olympic team basketball team. That's had two bad. Losses are not blew out the last opponent trying to make good make people feel better about the team. Were you on this. You've bothered worked up not bothered at all just exhibition or do they need to be changes when it comes to the. Us olympic team. Because i'm out on the olympic team. I think we need to play some kids. College kids young mba players. I'm done with the pro players. I i don't think that they care enough. Is that the right word. i'm not. I'm not all the way out on that idea. I believe that. I mean these. Other countries have programs that they have in place and these guys are in a system and they're training them to play on the national team. We're asking just a bunch are all pros and you know the guys that agree to play to go to vegas for then practice for about four five days and then say okay. Let's play some games and go out and blow out every other team in other countries Just like the dream team and other teams before them have done. I think it's it's unfair to these guys that are just being put together in heaven. Play together i mean. I saw a lineup. The other night that feature damian lillard. Zach levine bam adebayo draymond green and kevin durant now. Don't get me wrong. All of those guys individually are really good but as a team like. Who's going to lead the team at assists with the lineup draymond green. You know so. I just think that it because of the people that did not want to play that has affected the chemistry. And they don't have just guys that can just go out there and just blow out other countries the way that they used to. I mean heck and they're waiting on the finals to in to get. Chris middleton drew holiday and possibly devon booker to this team and once again. That doesn't like say okay now they're gonna go dominate. Because these guys are tired. They've been playing since what when the season start. Oct is so I just i. I mean i don't. I'm not out on the olympics Sending nba guys over there. Because to be honest if you college guys over there and first year guys. I don't think the results are going to be what the american basketball Fans and and fan base have grown to be accustomed to in terms of the us ages blowing teams out. I just don't get like really. Nba players have to go play these other players to prove what that americans are the best basketball players. And i mean we've sent over star teams. That haven't won finished in third place and had embarrassing moments..
Russian Opposition Figure Leaves Country for Ukraine
"A well known russian opposition politician who was held in police custody for two days last week in a criminal investigation said on sunday that he has now left the country for ukraine. Dmitri good call said in a facebook post that sources in kremlin circles had told him that if i do not leave the country the fake criminal case will continue until my arrest. Good call said he believed. The investigation was aimed at preventing him from running for the national parliament. This year. he was a parliament. Member in twenty eleven through twenty sixteen. Good cov was detained at his country house last week in connection with an investigation into money alleged owed to the city for rental of office space. He was released without charges on thursday. His detention came as authorities continue to crack down on dissent ahead of september's parliamentary elections. Last week a call sent prominent opposition figure. Ondre pover- off to jail for two months pending a probe into his actions as the head of the open. Russia group which authorities have declared an undesirable denies. Ation devolve rav announced. The group was disbanding several days before his arrest.
Armenian leader says he's facing a "military coup attempt"
"Call for him to resign as an attempted coup. The BBC's ray on Dmitri reports the prime minister fire the country's military leaders a day earlier. The general stuff off. The Armenian Armed forces issued a statement protesting against the prime minister. Nico Passion, eons dismissal off the military leadership on Wednesday. Calling for him and his government to resign. It, said Mister Passion, John's decision was based on his personal ambitions and failed to take into account the national interests of the Republic of Armenia. You called pushing and responded by saying that the statement by the armed forces amounted to an attempt at a military coup. He has called for his supporters together in the center of the capital Yerevan, The BBC's Rehan Dmitri reporting.
Building AI Teams and Functions in the Enterprise - with Dr. Dmitry Efimov of American Express
"So dmitry. I wanna kick this episode off talking first about just the difference between i guess the research side of the production side of machine learning. You're on the research side. Obviously you're very familiar with the business problems at american express but i think a lot of folks listening aren't really aware that there's different strata of what different kinds of emo teams do within a mature. Enterprise what are those groups you always is it research and deployment is there. Are there three of them. Were these core clusters. And how do they work at it. Yeah that's very interesting question. A little bit of background. How different companies surprise that. In fact i know several companies called in a way that okay you build a model you build this model and after that you should implement it in production by yourself and you should try that though by yourself and you should make sure that this model works and at the american express. We have a different approach in my opinion. That approach is much more efficient. So basically within american express we have several levels before we have model in production and of course the stage is when we start in a work in some business problem in trying to understand how we can improve existed mobile. Or how we can build new modal. The benefits our customers and create them more though because we do a lot of analysis date on some data some we do some across nation and after that we start working with the capability and infrastructure team. And actually this is the second another layer where they take our model. Nba implemented production. And there's very close collaboration between different flavors and one thing which is very important and in fact this is on his story i have. I didn't mention that because before. Job before joining american express. Actually i was at university and i participated in chicago competition. Ohio about cowgill and in fact just as a side note this great community and more important than alone the law. What's happening in fact. There was one competition that me and my partner one in twenty thirteen battles competition organized by by american express. But the reason why. I stopped talking about. That is that in competitions. Actually people use very interesting technique that called in sambol and symbol means that you train many different models like model and after that build another model on the talk and obtained prediction model so just combined several moguls to get and in fact that does work in production because if you try to you know iran one thousand models in production simultaneously so you will never be able to get the prediction with unlimited number time. I can tell you that. For our use case we have to make decisions within two three milliseconds to seconds to take all day to prepare features and obtained the yeah. You can't do that yes. So that's why when you do research you have to be very careful. What approach to us. Yeah okay it's not disconnected from production. Because if you just went with your capital strategies on historical sandbox data. You're never going to build something. Amex is gonna use is what you're saying. That's that's what. I learned that the american express when i joined gus when i joined. Americans press look hundred models and improved performance now. Unfortunately you cannot do that. So that's why. Might you should find mike smart the way where you can reach the performance of this and sambaing bought the gather with that defense. Yeah this is. This is a really big challenge. Dmitri is that the world you know. I think about it. Broadly could be much more granular. But i think about it. Broadly there's two sides of the talent scale that make. Hey i in the enterprise really hard to do one is that you know the vp's directors heads of were not technical. They don't really understand. Conceptually what i do. They don't really understand the representative use cases. They don't really understand strategically how it could be relevant. And so we're gonna make little toy projects. We're going to have really poor assumptions about the results. We can get within. What kinds of time and just all sorts of bad decisions from the top. We're gonna happen. Similarly people like you come in from university you know all smart and fancy but whatever you did to get an a. on your paper and whatever you did hits a winnebago competition just so different than what you need to do with limited compute in real time with actual customer money on the line integrated with real. It systems not some. You know your own little laptop with python running or something. It's so different than it. feels like. You've had to osmosis the business into you and probably a lot of the other side of amex has had to osmosis technical understanding of yes together so okay so these are hard lessons learned. Yes that's completely correct. And in fact i can tell her that. For example people who worked for on. I can tell that we have the best island because when people come to american express even people with let's say condemning experience or some research experience the learn a lot of new things than the standard exit though the things that are not like you know the similar demand if you do some package. It's very different. You know when you're working in industry especially in the
The future of the gig economy
"Yes we know that president biden new. Well what he was in for but it has still got to be tough when first thing on your first full day. The labor market pokes you right in the eye. It's thursday so today was weekly. Unemployment claims day. Nine hundred thousand people asked for state unemployment assistance for the first time. That is down just a little bit from a week ago. So good but still monumentally high and then claims for the newly reinstated federal program for gig workers shot up more than forty eight percent. Nearly four hundred twenty four thousand people lost jobs in the gig economy. The jobs a lot of people turn to when they run out of options. Marketplace's eric embarrass gets is going with that. When last year shutdown started joy tout hurry. An uber driver in new york city was in a bind. There wasn't work. I was struggling to pay my rent as a gig worker shout. Hurry didn't qualify for typical unemployment benefits matt until congress passed. Its first relief package. This latest spike in pandemic unemployment claims is likely linked to the lapse in the program before the last aid package was approved new shutdowns and to the after holidays. Slowdown according to dmitri costas an economist at the university of chicago about a third of the labor force the some work in the gig economy and if more people are relying when gig work. A lot of the risk is on the workers themselves. That's because according to aaron hatton a sociologist at the university of buffalo. We've attached a whole bunch of rights and privileges and opportunities to employment retirement plants. Parental leave health. Insurance unemployment are tied to traditional fulltime jobs. And heidi sure holt. A labor economist at the economic policy institute says that was problematic before but with the pandemic. It's really shown us that the there are gaps in a regular unemployment system that you can drive a truck through. We do have the ability to close them. The existence of this program shows us that we can do it. Josh godfrey in houston. Texas knows this well. His door dash earnings dropped from six hundred to one fifty a week without the temporary gig unemployment benefits. He doesn't know what he would have done. This kind of pushed me to kind of reevaluate. What i'm doing in life. So he's going back to school to get a job that if he does lose. Get unemployment
"dmitri" Discussed on KTAR 92.3FM
"Within a few months. Dmitri downing of the Arizona Marijuana Industry Trade Association reports dispensaries. They're having a pretty easy time of applying online for new licenses. Department. Health services deserves all the credit in the world navigating Cove it and they're turning this no marijuana market and industry into an adult use marketplace as we speak. That's a pretty big list. But Downing says the state has only a dozen recreational sale licenses available beyond the established shop, so he expects his many as 100 applications to be submitted for those A T A R news time is 6 37. Thank you, Jamie. Back toe detour down in the valley Chevy dealers. Traffic center. Little wet now is given starting to pick up a bit right? Yeah, Brake light. You're starting to churn and so were the raindrops. We're getting them both at the same time. It's a bad recipe. Let's make sure you give yourself plenty of extra distance in the best way to do that. Get out of the house a few minutes early. If that's possible. There's already been about three different crashes. Four different wrecks, one of them up in 23rd Avenue in Indian school from earlier involving a pedestrian another. Pedestrian. Rob Albrecht operate 43rd Avenue and Butler Crash 19th Avenue and Broadway and 51st Avenue at Camelback. A crash tried Bethany Home Road or 59th Avenue. To avoid that one. I'm seeing brake lights across the East bound I 10 so far from 55th Avenue into the deck Park tunnel and a 16 minute ride on the 17 South bound Peoria, down to the 10 split. This traffic report brought to you by sin or Quest labs. You can order your own covert 19 diagnostic test. In many cases, there's no out of pocket cost. Learn more in order your first tested Sonora quest dot com.
"dmitri" Discussed on Technovation with Peter High (CIO, CTO, CDO, CXO Interviews)
"The federal government to respond to this crisis on top of that you have situation where many people are polishing the resumes resumes in. Have one foot out the door if not both feed out the door at this point Looking for jobs in the private sector. So you have a government that i think is the weakest point in terms of being able to respond to this and of course you have. A new administration is gonna command on january twentieth. That's not gonna have any confidence that the networks of these agencies that they're going to run on Are secure and have not been infiltrated by. The adversary in the atmosphere is not reading every email That they're sending in fact today. We know that. A number of these agencies have already transitioned to operating unclassified networks because at this team that the unclassified networks are not secure and that that has real operational impacts because lots of people don't have access to classified networks when you're on the road Outside of a scam. You can't easily get access to your classified emails. So it really impacts communications with the government Very points raise their curious. Is there anything. i mean. Dmitri you're somebody who's been cognizant of these these issues and have been operating with the philosophy you talked about at the outset of this what you recommend other executives in terms of you know zero trust in anything that you recommend suit to to individuals in terms of safeguarding. Their personal data. And in light of this recognizing it wasn't necessarily Individuals who were the primary targets in this case. But it underscores the fact that you know there. There's always this possibility that the data is most important to us. Most private to us may may be accessed by by people against our wishes while from an individual perspective. There are a couple of things that everyone should be doing at one One of the most effective security mechanisms is actually also one of the cheapest which is a password manager Everyone out there should be using password..
"dmitri" Discussed on Technovation with Peter High (CIO, CTO, CDO, CXO Interviews)
"Dmitri why don't we just jump right into it and would love your kind of analysis of what has happened <hes>. Know there's been a lot of <hes>. A lot of controversy there seems to be consensus that <hes>. The the hack is the work of the russians a country. At least that you're quite familiar with in terms of its tactics relative to this. Maybe just sort of set the lay the land if you would. Yeah absolutely so. I think it's important to understand that while this is a great situation and certainly <hes>. Will likely be highly detrimental to our national security in the short and medium-term <hes>. The not an act of war. This is not a digital harbor as as some politicians have been talking about this <hes>. In the last few weeks the important thing to understand is from what it looks like right now and we have now your information on what this operation has been at least over. Last year is traditional espionage <hes>. The targets have primarily been government agencies with some <hes>. Technology companies is wild wrapped into it but primarily focused on saft of secrets that are as you can imagine of high priority on to russian intelligence <hes>. If it proves to be the <unk>. As is most likely the case right now so <hes>. This was an dacia operation in incredibly well executed very very patient but at the end of the day the goal is staff that goes not destruction. The goal was not the leaking of that public information. There's small chance we may still see that at n than we have to reevaluate our assessment. But for now at least it looks like the exact that the us government the us intelligence community would be proud to have executed against our around adversaries. I'm now from a supply chain perspective. You know we do now understand that <hes>. You know we have a major threat factor that most organizations have not been focused on which as their it providers like solar wins like resellers that sell their microsoft cloud offerings which you can be compromised <hes>. Without really having any way to control for for that risk at least on the front end of the of the intrusion cycle. Are you at this point. Confident that it that it is the russians indeed so the interesting thing about this <hes>. Particular intrusion is that the private sector really does not have attribution here unlike virtually every other operation. We have seen or last ten years. Where many in the private sector including <unk>. Former company grabs strike was very good at attributed jackson in many of them very quickly this one because the tradecraft was so new and unique never before seen. There's really nothing to tie back to any previous operations. We have seen <hes>. To really give us good understanding who the adversary may be. So all the attribution so far <unk>. From government officials obviously intelligence agencies are very good at <hes>. Attributing attacks based on your variety of different sources and methods that go well beyond just technical measures so for now at least <hes>. You know we have to wait to see what the evidence is going to come out with regards to this. We may very well seen in the future. Will this operations justice department has been establishing <hes>. Very good. I think precedent for indicting <hes>. Foreign intelligence operatives on a regular basis for various various acts that they've done against this country in <hes>. You for private sector companies. What what would you advise chief. Information officers chief information security officers others were involved in <hes>. In at least trying to grapple with the consequences to their organizations and ensuring that the damage is limited the extent to which they can. I think this really underscores the topic that you talked <hes>. On a number of occasions about which is that every organization out there needs to start with an assumption that already inside. this particular gates underscores. Just how futile. It is to try to build walls around the perimeter of you network because someone somewhere is going to get through through through new mechanism that you haven't even thought of or or can't control four so it could be supply chain attack next time. It could be zero table an ability. It could be a known vulnerability that you've got patched against that or could be an insider <hes>. The number of methods that they can get in are numerous. And if you're trying to chase your tail china <unk>. For closed down each one. You're always gonna fail because there's always gonna be one more thing that you adding accounted for this out there that you may not have even thought of <hes>. And the reality. Is that if you start with assumption that capable adversary will get inside in. The east are for their activities within the network. That's when you can get an advantage. Where if you detect them quickly into jackson before joining damage you can prevent for from any damage any damage from being done. And if you look at how <hes>. They executed this particular attack. Yesterday came in through the solar winds vulnerability where they came in through the reseller <hes>. On the was selling office re sixty five and azure licenses to their customers but at the end of the day once they move past that initial doctor they started doing traditional things started maintain persistence trying to kill security products. Move laterally trump. and that's what you had the opportunity to detect them in fact some organizations have to talk to them and <unk>. Jacqueline before any any bhakta <hes>. Before they had any impact to the company.
CrowdStrike Co-Founder Dmitri Alperovitch Discusses the SolarWinds Hack
"Dmitri why don't we just jump right into it and would love your kind of analysis of what has happened Know there's been a lot of A lot of controversy there seems to be consensus that The the hack is the work of the russians a country. At least that you're quite familiar with in terms of its tactics relative to this. Maybe just sort of set the lay the land if you would. Yeah absolutely so. I think it's important to understand that while this is a great situation and certainly Will likely be highly detrimental to our national security in the short and medium-term The not an act of war. This is not a digital harbor as as some politicians have been talking about this In the last few weeks the important thing to understand is from what it looks like right now and we have now your information on what this operation has been at least over. Last year is traditional espionage The targets have primarily been government agencies with some Technology companies is wild wrapped into it but primarily focused on saft of secrets that are as you can imagine of high priority on to russian intelligence If it proves to be the As is most likely the case right now so This was an dacia operation in incredibly well executed very very patient but at the end of the day the goal is staff that goes not destruction. The goal was not the leaking of that public information. There's small chance we may still see that at n than we have to reevaluate our assessment. But for now at least it looks like the exact that the us government the us intelligence community would be proud to have executed against our around adversaries. I'm now from a supply chain perspective. You know we do now understand that You know we have a major threat factor that most organizations have not been focused on which as their it providers like solar wins like resellers that sell their microsoft cloud offerings which you can be compromised Without really having any way to control for for that risk at least on the front end of the of the intrusion cycle. Are you at this point. Confident that it that it is the russians indeed so the interesting thing about this Particular intrusion is that the private sector really does not have attribution here unlike virtually every other operation. We have seen or last ten years. Where many in the private sector including Former company grabs strike was very good at attributed jackson in many of them very quickly this one because the tradecraft was so new and unique never before seen. There's really nothing to tie back to any previous operations. We have seen To really give us good understanding who the adversary may be. So all the attribution so far From government officials obviously intelligence agencies are very good at Attributing attacks based on your variety of different sources and methods that go well beyond just technical measures so for now at least You know we have to wait to see what the evidence is going to come out with regards to this. We may very well seen in the future. Will this operations justice department has been establishing Very good. I think precedent for indicting Foreign intelligence operatives on a regular basis for various various acts that they've done against this country in You for private sector companies. What what would you advise chief. Information officers chief information security officers others were involved in In at least trying to grapple with the consequences to their organizations and ensuring that the damage is limited the extent to which they can. I think this really underscores the topic that you talked On a number of occasions about which is that every organization out there needs to start with an assumption that already inside. this particular gates underscores. Just how futile. It is to try to build walls around the perimeter of you network because someone somewhere is going to get through through through new mechanism that you haven't even thought of or or can't control four so it could be supply chain attack next time. It could be zero table an ability. It could be a known vulnerability that you've got patched against that or could be an insider The number of methods that they can get in are numerous. And if you're trying to chase your tail china For closed down each one. You're always gonna fail because there's always gonna be one more thing that you adding accounted for this out there that you may not have even thought of And the reality. Is that if you start with assumption that capable adversary will get inside in. The east are for their activities within the network. That's when you can get an advantage. Where if you detect them quickly into jackson before joining damage you can prevent for from any damage any damage from being done. And if you look at how They executed this particular attack. Yesterday came in through the solar winds vulnerability where they came in through the reseller On the was selling office re sixty five and azure licenses to their customers but at the end of the day once they move past that initial doctor they started doing traditional things started maintain persistence trying to kill security products. Move laterally trump. and that's what you had the opportunity to detect them in fact some organizations have to talk to them and Jacqueline before any any bhakta Before they had any impact to the company.
"dmitri" Discussed on Technovation with Peter High (CIO, CTO, CDO, CXO Interviews)
"We be grateful that you give us a rating on itunes or through. Whatever other sources you use for podcasts. Please subscribe so you. Don't miss a thing. Thank you i guess. Today is dmitriev rich. Dmitri is a cybersecurity expert and was a co founder and former chief technology officer of crowd. Strike dmitri is currently co founder and executive chairman of the silverado policy accelerated nonprofit organization focused on advancing american hospitality in global leadership in the twenty first century and beyond in this interview. We discussed dmitri's perspective on the recent. Us government hacked believed by many to originated in russia including why the heck was not an act of war but instead of traditional espionage y this hack has potential to be a hundred times more significant than the opium hack as well as some of the silver linings of the heck. We discuss how organizations can protect themselves from adversaries including why everyone's ization needs to start with the assumption that an attackers already inside. Why trying to build walls. Around the perimeter of your network is futile and the importance of planning regularly to defend cyberattack. We also discussed the importance of using password. Managers why individuals should be suspicious of emails and not click attachments from hundred people why our government is at its weakest point to be able to respond to this threat currently in a variety of other topics..
Trump pardons Paul Manafort, Roger Stone and Charles Kushner
"Trump parted another batch of loyalists including Roger Stone and Paul Manafort tonight. Charles Kushner, the father of Mr Trump's son in law. Jared Kushner also had his legal record wiped. The president made this new batch of clemencies just after leaving the White House for Mar A Lago in Palm Beach, Florida ABC News Political director Rick Klein joined W. T. O P s Dmitri Sodas to take a deeper look at those pardons, stunning series of names, the kind of list that you can't imagine any other president ever. Compiling about a month before he leaves office. These are political loyalists of the father of his own son in law, Jared Kushner, among them in Paul Manafort, Roger Stone to individuals who remained loyal through some very tough legal times. They really brought upon themselves the president clearly using his power now, on the way out the door to reward loyalists in ways that would be unfathomable. You know the any other administration. This is not The normal channel or the normal course of business. These are not people that would have been pardoned, or Heather senses committed by any other president, but saying oil to President Trump has paid off for them. Can we talk about the Mueller investigation as sprawling and wide ranging as it was essentially being undone here? Is that my my overreaching or is that correct? I think the president is systematically taking away the accomplishments and undermining The very real prosecutorial work that they accomplished particularly with the Paul Manafort conviction. I think the Roger Stone one probably fits into this is well, you had a office inside the Department of Justice that was very aggressively looking for things that were prosecutable, and they found them in many cases, and now the president is coming out and saying This whole thing was Was a witch hunt from the start. And that's That's what his former national security adviser, or, you know, already the beneficiary of one of these pardons one of these computations and I think yes, I think anything associated with Mueller, the president is more inclined than most to say. This is something that I can undo with this pardon power we have heard in recent months. Defenders of the president point to the sheer numbers that is that other presidents maybe take Bill Clinton as an example, may have actually pardoned more people in the end and that President Trump should Not be criticized for using one of the few powers that a president can wield. Shall we say unilaterally, and he can use it, But I think the criticism is very much justified when you realize that this is not the normal process where people petitioned for the Department of Justice, you get a recommendation not to say that other presidents have never used political loyalties, particularly Bill Clinton in the past, But we remember times were Where there was outward lobbying on George W. Bush for Scooter Libby from his own Vice President Dick Cheney. He's still resisted and said, No, I'm not gonna issue that pardon. Actually, he was pardoned ultimately, by President Trump similar for Barack Obama. He did not consider pardons that that would have that kind of personal connection. They went up to the Department of Justice. The president has this part in power, he can use it. It's one of the few unchecked, unchallenged powers, but it's clear that President Trump is using it specifically to single out people that have been loyalty to him to pay off political patron's political donors, people in his own family. It may be setting up the ultimate pardons, which would be potentially pardons of people in the inner inner circle and maybe in his own family. There are partners on the way out the door of his sons of his daughter, Ivanka, maybe of himself. That would be the ultimate tell and truly without precedent. That's ABC News political director Rick Klein, who joined us on Skype.
"dmitri" Discussed on Artificial Intelligence (AI Podcast) with Lex Fridman
"When did you first fall in love with robotics or even computer science more general computer science. I at a fairly young age. Robotics happened much later. I think my first interesting introduction to computers was in the late eighty s <hes>. When we got our first computer. I think it was an an. Ibm i think ibm at. Remember those things that had like a turbo button in the frontier precedent. You'll make make the thing goes faster. Did they already have floppy disks. Yeah the the the five point four inch once. I think there's a bigger inch so good when something than five inches and three inches. I that was five. Maybe before that was the giant plates than it didn't get that but it was definitely not the not the three inch ones anyway so that you know we got that computer. I spent the first <hes>. Few months just know playing video games as you would expect. I got bored of that <hes>. So i started messing around and trying to figure out how to make the thing. Do other stuff got into <hes>. Exploring programming and a couple of years later. It got to a point where i actually wrote a game. A lot of games and game developer japanese developer actually offered to buy it from me for a few hundred bucks. But you know for for a kid in russia. The big deal. It's a big deal. Yeah i do not think the deal well integrity. Yeah i instead <hes>. Pity use those not the most acute financial move that i made my life looking back at it now. I i the reason i put it online. <hes> was what would you call. It was freeware. think right. it was not open source. But you could upload the binary that would put the game online idea was that people like it and then they you know contributing to send you a little donations rate so quick math of forcing them thousands and millions of people are gonna play my game couple of bucks a piece. You know definitely do that as i said not. Not the best way to raise about business models remember. What language was programming that was scale which what pascal pasco and had a graphical component did text based. It was <hes> like <hes>. I think there are three hundred twenty by two hundred whatever it was. I think the early resume resume. And i actually think the reason why this company wanted to buy does not like the fancy graphics or the limitation. Those maybe the idea <hes>. Of actual game but the idea the campaign one of the things i. It's so funny. I used to play this game. Called golden axe and the simplicity of the graphics and something about simplicity of music. Like it's still haunts me. I don't know if that's a childhood thing. I don't know if that's the same thing for call of duty these days for young kids but i still think that the <unk> games are simple. That simple purity makes four allows your imagination takeover and thereby creating a more magical experience like now with better graphics. It feels like your imagination doesn't get to <hes>. Create worlds which is kind of interesting <hes>. I it could be just an old man approach waving kids these days. That have no respect. But i still think that graphics almost get in the way of the experience i dunno flippered letter. I don't know the case closed. I don't yet but that that's more games at up like it's more like tetris. World where they optimally masterfully create a fun short term dopamine experience versus a more referring to like role playing games. Where there's like a story you can live in it for months or years. <hes> like <hes>. There's an elder scrolls series which is probably my favorite settled games thousand magical experience that the graphics terrible the characters were all randomly generated <unk>. It pulls you in. There's a story. It's like an interactive version of an elder scrolls. Tolkien world
Dmitri Dolgov: Waymo and the Future of Self-Driving Cars
"When did you first fall in love with robotics or even computer science more general computer science. I at a fairly young age. Robotics happened much later. I think my first interesting introduction to computers was in the late eighty s When we got our first computer. I think it was an an. Ibm i think ibm at. Remember those things that had like a turbo button in the frontier precedent. You'll make make the thing goes faster. Did they already have floppy disks. Yeah the the the five point four inch once. I think there's a bigger inch so good when something than five inches and three inches. I that was five. Maybe before that was the giant plates than it didn't get that but it was definitely not the not the three inch ones anyway so that you know we got that computer. I spent the first Few months just know playing video games as you would expect. I got bored of that So i started messing around and trying to figure out how to make the thing. Do other stuff got into Exploring programming and a couple of years later. It got to a point where i actually wrote a game. A lot of games and game developer japanese developer actually offered to buy it from me for a few hundred bucks. But you know for for a kid in russia. The big deal. It's a big deal. Yeah i do not think the deal well integrity. Yeah i instead Pity use those not the most acute financial move that i made my life looking back at it now. I i the reason i put it online. was what would you call. It was freeware. think right. it was not open source. But you could upload the binary that would put the game online idea was that people like it and then they you know contributing to send you a little donations rate so quick math of forcing them thousands and millions of people are gonna play my game couple of bucks a piece. You know definitely do that as i said not. Not the best way to raise about business models remember. What language was programming that was scale which what pascal pasco and had a graphical component did text based. It was like I think there are three hundred twenty by two hundred whatever it was. I think the early resume resume. And i actually think the reason why this company wanted to buy does not like the fancy graphics or the limitation. Those maybe the idea Of actual game but the idea the campaign one of the things i. It's so funny. I used to play this game. Called golden axe and the simplicity of the graphics and something about simplicity of music. Like it's still haunts me. I don't know if that's a childhood thing. I don't know if that's the same thing for call of duty these days for young kids but i still think that the games are simple. That simple purity makes four allows your imagination takeover and thereby creating a more magical experience like now with better graphics. It feels like your imagination doesn't get to Create worlds which is kind of interesting I it could be just an old man approach waving kids these days. That have no respect. But i still think that graphics almost get in the way of the experience i dunno flippered letter. I don't know the case closed. I don't yet but that that's more games at up like it's more like tetris. World where they optimally masterfully create a fun short term dopamine experience versus a more referring to like role playing games. Where there's like a story you can live in it for months or years. like There's an elder scrolls series which is probably my favorite settled games thousand magical experience that the graphics terrible the characters were all randomly generated It pulls you in. There's a story. It's like an interactive version of an elder scrolls. Tolkien world
Government Systems Hacked By International Threat
"S cyber experts scramble to assess the scope of the hack of a decade by kimberly dosier. Us government cyber experts are working furiously. Insecure offices around the globe sifting through computer traffic to figure out which federal systems have been penetrated in the sweeping cyber-spying attack. The fbi warned this week is significant and ongoing suspected russian. Hackers have broken into sensitive. Us government computer networks from the pentagon to the department of energy as well as top us private businesses rummaging around in them and likely reading emails and gathering data the department of homeland security cyber security and infrastructure security agency called the attack which started in march or possibly earlier a grave risk to the us government experts from both the government and top us private firms compromised in the attack are taking whole sections of their computer networks off line or quarantining them for a deeper forensic dive to figure out what was copied or taken. And if the hackers left any malware code behind the hackers exploited a little known but widely used software. Program called a ryan made by a cyber company called solar winds whose client list includes the office of the us. President the pentagon nasa nsa all five branches of the us military and most of the fortune five hundred companies including the top ten u s communications companies the austin texas based company removed. Its client list from its website. After reporting the hack may have affected some eighteen thousand customers. The company says it has been quote advised that the nature of this attack indicates that it may have been conducted by an outside nation state and is urging clients to update their systems to remove the threat. The company didn't immediately respond to a request for comment ceasar referred to the attackers has quote a patient. Well resourced and focused adversary adding that. The orion software vulnerability wasn't the only way it attacked but declining to share further details since it was first reported by reuters on sunday the known extent of the hack has grown wider each day so far government agencies including the departments of commerce and energy are among those confirmed to be infected though energy. Spokesperson said the hack only compromised business networks and didn't reach the national nuclear security administration on thursday microsoft reported that it's found the malware uploaded to some of it systems. You've got to assume that they're still in right now. And they're going to stay in says cyber experts suzanne spaulding who led the homeland security office. That is now ceases during the obama administration so you pretty quickly have to start looking at what they could have gotten access to president. Donald trump has so far been silent on what appears to be one of the worst cyber attacks on the united states in decades. The white house has offered little public comment beyond confirming via twitter that an investigation is underway. A senior administration official speaking anonymously to describe the ongoing investigation told time that the list of compromised. Us government agencies will likely include the pentagon as well as other agencies that use the software. The official also confirmed time that the attackers are believed to be russian state. Operatives reported by the washington post to be the infamous hacking collective known as abt twenty nine or cozy bear russia's ambassador to washington anatoly. I- antonoff denounced. Those reports is quote unfounded attempts of the us media to blame russia for hacking attacks on the us government bodies in remarks this week where georgetown university virtual forum the diplomat. Who complained that. He can't get a meeting with top government officials or lawmakers to discuss a host of accusations against moscow offered to arrange a meeting between russian intelligence. Fbi and cia officials to get to the bottom of it. The orion software is used to monitor and manage computer systems the kind of program and in house. It tech might use to remotely fix an employee's computer when it has a meltdown. The hacker is essentially piggybacked on the orion program software updates so when users updated their systems. They unwittingly uploaded. Malware that gave the hackers. A back. Door explains dmitri alperovitch former co founder and cto of cybersecurity firm crowd strike. His former cybersecurity company was hired by the democratic national committee. When it's emails were hacked in two thousand sixteen which the fbi later attributed to russia when the update came down it basically was a master key for the russians to get access to every single one of these systems. Alperovitch says calling it a heck of a decade and one of the most significant cyber espionage operations in history though it apparently did not penetrate classified systems he says citing conversations with industry insiders. The fbi is leading an investigation to track the hackers while cease which became a household name this year after disputing trump's allegations of election fraud resulting in trump's firing. Its director is sending out new warnings on what they've found and how government and private companies should respond to fix it. The spying attack was first discovered by cybersecurity. Firm fire which reported being hacked by a quote highly sophisticated threat actor that it says inserted malware onto its own network via the solar winds ryan software and then stole some of the cybersecurity companies own quote unquote ethical. Hacking tools. used to probe fire eye. clients networks for vulnerabilities aaron hughes former. Us deputy assistant secretary of defense for cyber policy says the sophistication of targeting contractor in the government supply chain to get to its clients immediately points to an actor like russia or china impersonating users and using inherently trusted mechanisms to conduct what appear to be trusted communication. That's not an insignificant task says hughes. Who's now a cyber expert with the center for strategic and international studies cis. Is the level of effort in stealth. That goes into instituting. That sort of computer to computer communication requires the skill set and breath of a nation state. He said there's a ranking in terms of urgency that governs what cyber-attacks combing their networks for i they make sure. The enemy hasn't accessed critical. Us weapons systems like the launch codes for nuclear bombs. Then they look at things like control of electricity or water supplies triaging a malthusian. Hierarchy of threats says spalding. Who's a senior homeland. Security adviser with csis. After you figure out what the adversary access you play out the worst case scenario of what they might do with what they were able to reach she adds and the game is still on hackers off in store things. They want a copy within the system. They've targeted so they can download it in a way. That won't arouse copying the data a few kilobytes at a time. So there may be packets of information that they've marked to move that are still untouched. And the race is on to cut the hackers off and then rebuild. It can't just go in and kind of surgically remove the adversary spalding. Explains you have to rebuild a completely new infrastructure that isn't connected to the old infrastructure though. The operatives were still active while americans were voting in the presidential election. This fall spalding. Doesn't think the suspected russian hackers were able to effect twenty twenty voting because of quote such overwhelming use of paper ballots and the ability to audit. I think it would have been detected. She said russian government. Hackers have penetrated sensitive systems before they did in two thousand sixteen. When russian military intelligence officers were indicted for crimes including hacking the computers of the democratic national committee primarily through phishing emails. Russian hackers were also blamed for a two thousand fifteen fishing attack that seized control of the pentagon joint staff's unclassified email systems retired chairman of the joint chiefs general martin dempsey told. Cbs news that within an hour of accessing the system. The hacker seized dempsey's computer credentials as well as hundreds of other senior officers and the only way to stop. It was to take the system down cyber expert hughes who was serving as the pentagon seibert defense deputy assistant secretary at the time recalls that his team had to quote isolate and shut down. Parts of the unclassified network to identify and then eradicate the threat actor. Ironically it was the failure to update software that enabled what still seen as the worst cyber attack on the us government. When chinese hackers stole the personnel files of four point two million government employees as reported by the us office of personnel management in two thousand fifteen including the real names of intelligence officers serving in covert positions around the world responding to news the hack the incoming biden administration released a statement thursday vowing to make dealing with quote what appears to be a massive cybersecurity breach affecting potentially thousands of victims a top priority. From the moment we take office alperovitch. Who's now the chairman of the silverado. Policy accelerator a washington dc based cyber think tank warned against us officials or lawmakers reacting to what he calls run of the mill spying as opposed to enact of war. This is a case where we should say good for them. Shame on us for letting them he says we need to use this as a wake-up call to reorganize our government to better deal with this massive intelligence failure and massive failure
U.S. Cyber Agency: Computer Hack Poses 'Grave Risk'
"Days of relative silence, the U. S Cyber Security Agency now, says a major computer hack Poses a grave risk. This risk extends to all levels of government, federal, state and local thousands of private companies and organizations have also been impacted and to make it worse. The computer hack is still happening. NPR national security correspondent Greg Meyer is following the story and joins us. Good morning, Greg. Hi, Rachel. We've been hearing about this hack of government computers this week, but but this sounds even more ominous. Yeah, True of the U. S government was really blindsided when the story broke last weekend. President Trump still has yet to say a word. But we now have this assessment from the Cyber Security Agency at Homeland Security. And it makes clear this was an enormous breach, perhaps unprecedented, and it's still taking place. The Department of Energy is the latest government department to acknowledge it was breach, though it says the nuclear arsenal it manages was not at risk. But it's just important to understand. This year scale here. The hackers invaded computers at all levels of government and the private sector. Some 18,000 separate organizations for a little perspective. I spoke to Steve Ryan, he worked for more than 30 years that the National Security Agency and was the deputy director of the Threat Operation Center. This is big. This is bigger than anything we've ever experienced in this country. I don't know what I would put second to this well, So who's behind it? Well, the cyber experts are quite confident it's Russia. This was an extremely sophisticated, stealthy attack, using techniques that have never been seen before. So given this skill level and the targets it points to Russia's foreign intelligence service, the SPR and Attackers are known as cozy bear. You may recall one of those experts, Dmitri Alperovitch says the U. S needs to move quickly on two separate fronts. The first phase is to put out the fire contained the incidents and kick the Russians out of squid responsible. And then the second phase is really looking broader of how the Russians have had this level of access. It's our most sensitive networks really over the last at least nine months, so cyber experts are sure this is Russia is the broader Trump Administration. Well, they haven't given attribution at this point to anyone. And yesterday, Vladimir Putin had this long news conference. He sort of mock the notion that this country would be involved in something like this. But U. S intelligence agencies are starting classified briefings on Capitol Hill and the Republican chairman and the top Democrat on the Senate Armed Services Committee issued a joint statement saying that quote The cyber intrusion appears to be ongoing and has the hallmarks of a Russian intelligence operation. I mean, if that's the case, this isn't the first time why can't the U. S anticipate prevent these these types of attacks from Russia? Yeah. Rachel, this would be the third big Russian hack In the past five years. I got a glimpse of these U. S efforts to ward off cyber intruders. The National Security Agency invited me last year to its big, sprawling campus out in Fort Meade, Maryland. To see this new big integrated cyber center that it has the include this cavernous hall. It's ineffective War room with all these cyber warriors and big movie screens featuring this constantly updated information. I mean, this may well be the greatest concentration of cyber power anywhere in the world. And yet just months after I visited The hackers broke into computer systems all across the U. S. How I mean, I guess that's the million dollar question more than a million dollars, But I mean, how do hackers keep finding their ways into the systems? It was brilliant and simple. In this case, it was a software update. You know those little notices we all see on our computer screams, and we don't pay any attention to them. But the hackers sort of definitely loaded some malware onto a software update that's provided by a company called Solar Winds. It's a tech company from Austin, Texas. And it's not widely known outside the industry itself. But it provides that these network monitoring updates throughout the U. S. And from March through June 18,000 of its customers. Got this update. And so this allowed the hackers in the email systems and the suspicion is they've moved on and are operating more widely in the networks. The big question right now is did they get into classified government systems? But regardless fixing this will be very painstaking and expensive and urgent, right? Because you said earlier that there still there like they embedded into these systems, and they still exist. They still have a presence there. I mean, this is gonna be a long term problem. What action? Could the Trump Administration take in just the next few weeks? Well, we're still waiting for the president or any member of his men Administration to speak publicly. We've only seen some statements. On. We know President Trump entered office with a Russian hacking controversy. Now he'll be leaving office with this hacking controversy. One He doesn't want to discuss. President elect Joe Biden says he'll impose substantial cost. Yeah, but he knows Now he'll have this big problem on his hands on day one of his administration, NPR's Greg Marie, Thank you. My pleasure.
Thomas Jefferson Byrd’s Murder Suspect Arrested
"Police have made an arrest in the shooting. Death of actor Thomas. Jefferson Byrd homicide detective say Antonio Dmitri's Rhines faces felony murder charges bird was known for his work in Spike Lee films and was nominated for a Tony Award in two thousand three. He was found shot to death October third numerous home in southwest
Hurricane Delta Live Update
"News Special Report. Hurricane Delta now has 90 mile per hour winds downgraded to a Category one hurricane in the last 30 minutes, but strong done the lest CBS News meteorologist David Parkinson says the effects will be felt into the weekend. Not only is there going to be storm surge tonight, but even as the storm has passed, you're still gonna be getting more things pushing. Uh, the water up in through the bayou system says some of the worst storm surge may not be seen until Saturday morning Correspondent Maria Aerials in Lake Charles and says for that area, it's a 12 punch. Given Hurricane Laura bubbling through not long ago, they still have sitting around from Hurricane Laura, which hit roughly six weeks ago. The issue also has has become become they they have have 6000 6000 homes homes right right now, now, with with blue blue tarps tarps on on them. them. Which Which more more than than likely likely will will be be blown blown off. off. As As the the wind wind gusts gusts continue continue to to increase. increase. The The Texas Texas coast coast is is also also getting getting hit. hit. Some Some 66,000 66,000 customers customers are are without without power. power. Their Their CBS CBS News News special special report report on on that that Piper's Piper's Go Go live live to to Lake Lake Charles, Charles, Louisiana Louisiana tonight tonight where where we just heard a little bit from the special report. Steve Dresner with W T O p Live with us, Steve. What can you add to the report? As far as damage already done there in Lake Charles, and now you may have more Well, that's true, Dimitri. Let me update the figures and actually, yo, about three minutes ago. My power totally went out here in the hotel. I would be careful not to walk around. I do come inside for a bit of safety reasons, because at one point we did have 94 95 mile per hour gusts. The hotel here at the Golden Nugget did have generators in an elevator power. But now we're totally in the dark. What I can tell you is the updated figures for power outages for The entire state of Louisiana were just over 92,000 in the state without power in Texas were just over 100,000 people without power and I'll parrot down just a little bit as Faras, the late Charles area looking at about 29,000 people without power, so the conditions still are not good. We're blowing rain, horizontal rain. There are plenty of people the hotel but right now we're completely without power in this area. What storm Surge concerns do you have there? Right now. Things have been OK. The storm surges you heard in the CBS report. Is there keeping an eye on things, but no, no horrible flooding, so to speak, And you also heard on the CBS report. Folks around here are still for the most part recovering from Laura. Um, so it is a 12 punch. As far as getting through tonight and bringing you up to current situation. Once this kind of moves North North east and we're on the West side. Things will calm down, hopefully in the next hour But we're still the only with some tough conditions. Power outages, Dmitri allotted debris on the road ways You can't even go on any of the neighborhood street side streets. One of our technicians from one, the Power line Cos told us They have pulls down in a lot of these areas, so really, wherever you are right now is this storm hits? That's where you're staying for a while. I really cannot go anywhere. We're not isolated, You know, as Faras roads are concerned, but it's just because of debris and, of course again. No power no worse staying put here. Steve of just a final thought about anything unusual. Anything else unusual You've seen because debris on the roads that's pretty bad. It is pretty bad. Dimitri and again is I said before, folks around here are still recovering from Laura. Um, you heard on the CBS report Blue tarps every word, but you asked me about things that are unusual. I think this is the positive. I will tell you that many more people evacuated the area song What happened in Laura? And they did learn their lessons. Because is a city Sean in Hillary earlier today, I've not seen a long line of traffic on westbound I 10. I used the example like on Route 29 from Howard County to Montgomery County, Dmitri 47 Miles bumper to bumper traffic. Folks evacuating, so I think you can take a positive that a lot of people left the area. We really appreciate the update. Steve, stay safe there and we'll talk to you soon. Thanks, Dimitri. That's Steve Dresner. With W. T O p live on Skype from Lake Charles, Louisiana, he says just minutes before he came on the air. The hotel he's staying at has lost power. Certainly a common theme for that whole region For the next few days, at least.
"dmitri" Discussed on WTOP
"Fired tear gas demonstrators threw objects at officers and took over a restaurant where diners were eating outside. The protests started Wednesday over the death of a black man in police custody. Democratic presidential Kennedy. Joe Biden railed against President Trump after an Atlantic magazine article was published, claiming he called fallen veterans, losers and suckers. These statements are true, The president should humbly apologize. Who the heck does he think he is? President? Trump denies the allegations and the unofficial end of summer is coming on strong in parts of the West and Midwest, where there's another record heat wave expected to last until Monday. CBS News brief on Wendy Gillette. President Trump is urging Americans to keep the Corona virus in mind over the Labor Day weekend and practice social distancing, the president says to continue the progress in tamping down new virus cases, social distancing wearing a mask when ever the distancing is not Possible, adding, Let's just try and get through this one weekend. But when asked about the University of Washington's Health metrics model, forecasting some 3000 deaths a day by December, President Trump stuck to his standard defense about banning flights from China and Europe. If we didn't do what I said We would be a two million deaths right now, and he called on some Democratic governors to lift their virus restrictions very unfair to the people to have those shutdowns continuing. Jackie Quinn, Washington There's been concern about a Corona virus vaccine being rushed to the public and not be in safe when it arrives. We'll. Several drug companies are developing vaccines, and they're planning to address that concern. Wall Street Journal reports the cos they're going to release a joint statement, issuing a public pledge not to seek government approval until the shots have been proven to be safe and effective. The companies involved include Pfizer, Johnson and Johnson and Moderna. Will do to the corona virus, pandemic and other factors. We don't know what the presidential election will look like in November. 1 Thing's for sure, though it's going to be very unusual. You can make some estimates and some reasonable forecast. But there's a lot that's just wild and kind of unprecedented Washingtonpost data analyst David Beiler tells w t o p p x factors include a pandemic, a recession, social justice protests in multiple cities and record numbers of people out of work, he says. It's him. Possible to know how voters will react to any and all of these things. And while conventional wisdom states all of the chaos hurts the incumbent, you do see a little bit of an uptick in Trump's approval rating. Maybe it's the convention effects. Maybe it's a little bit of an economic recovery. Dmitri Sodas w T o P new Coming up. There are new concerns about terrorism coming from white supremacist groups in the U. S. It's 7 35. Following is a paid commercial message. Thiss year the Alzheimer's Association walk to end Alzheimer's is everywhere. Every suburban sidewalk every busy avenue, every scenic path everywhere..
"dmitri" Discussed on Creative Innovators with Gigi Johnson
"Welcome to creative innovators with G Johnson Yep that's me and I am excited to bring to you great people from all over the world who are making changes, breaking things and remaking them around various creative industry. So bring us your great innovators and we'll bring them to you here in the creative innovators podcast. Dmitri said thought about creating a new music technology leadership conference last year and shares with us how a fire right next to it was going to have it made him rethink on a dime hard create a live conference. He has stepped up now with music tectonics and his other work to create entire virtual thought leadership areas remotely in our work from home environment. He works lots of great music technology companies in shares, how they are thinking about music live streaming, expanding new releases, and thinking about digital access. He shares other tidbits on companies that are doing intriguing things in our current listened from home era. Enjoyed this conversation with Dimitri. tectonics.
The History Of Jazz in Classical Music
"Welcome to classics for Kids I'm Naomi Lewin. RHAPSODY in blue. The name that IRA Gershwin suggested to his brother. George is perfect for a piece of classical music. That uses Jazz George. Gershwin wrote a lot of classical music that uses jazz. Jazz the word blue refers to changing some of the notes of musical scale to blur the lines between major. And Minor. George Gershwin wasn't the only classical composer to put jazz his music. He wasn't even the first. French composer Darius Milhaud Love Jazz. He used different kinds of in different pieces. Neo wrote leboeuf's your Twat French. For the Hawks on the roof under the influence of a trip to Brazil then he studied American jazz and started using it to a lot of European composers were intrigued by American jazz, Maurice rebel, but composer who wouldn't let Gershwin study with him because he didn't want to corrupt, his music wrote a piano concerto. That sounded a lot like Gershwin. Russian composers got into the to when the Soviet Union held an official competition to raise the level of jazz in the country. Dmitri Shostakovich wrote his first jazz. After they organized an official. Soviet state jazz orchestra. Shostakovich wrote another jazz suite Russian composer eager. Stravinsky love jazz to his Ebony. Concerto is for clarinet and jazz band. Stravinsky wrote it for Woody Herman and his thundering herd. The clarinet soloist on that recording is Benny. Goodman and American musician, who back and forth between popular and classical music, just like George Gershwin another American. Who did that was Leonard Bernstein. This is from his ballet fancy free. In addition to classical composers who put jazz into their music, there are jazz composers who wrote for the Symphony Orchestra one of the greatest jazz musicians ever was Edward Kennedy Ellington better known as Duke.
4 Simple Tips To Improve Your New Hire On-Boarding
"Whether! You have a team of one which is just you and you're making your first hire war? You're hiring your fiftieth employee. Having a system in place allows you to scale the hiring process so that when somebody joins your team, there are part of your team in the ramped up. The understand exactly what they have to do had to do it. WHO TO ASK FOR HELP WITH ZERO CONFUSION? This is going to allow you to get the most out of your hires to save you money to keep turnover down and of course produce. Produce better results for your business, so let's get started with tip number one and this one is pretty fun and simple, and it's just called a welcome pack. You want to set up your new hire for success. You want to make sure you give them something to give them a good impression, a big part of a new Harpoon will is that few welcome. They feel motivated, and it just kind of reconfirms their decision to say yes to working for Your Business and a welcome back is very simple, one of the things that. That we did in our welcome back is put together a welcome video, which is a montage of welcomes from our team members, and this is simple. You can easily do this. You just ask your current team members. Even if there's just you to shoot a quick ten second welcome as literally just saying Hey, I'm so and so I do this in the company. Welcome to the teams. Great to have you and we've put together a montage so that when a new hire gets hired, we can send him an email with a welcome. Welcome video from the whole team and it makes them feel like. Wow, this is awesome. Get to me all these people soon and I'm going to be part of this awesome team. The second thing you could do is send them some Swag Cinema Company t-shirt accompany Mug something physical in the mail, which is really really fun. One another tip that I learned from Wistaria, which is a really great idea is to send them. A Gift Card can be fifty dollars one hundred dollars. Whatever it is, you can send them a gift card. To have dinner on you to celebrate their new job with their family, this is so memorable for a new hire that they will feel so lucky to be part of Your Business, so a welcome pack is a great way to get them started on the right foot. They're like hey. Awesome I got the swagger. Got This cool gift I got this welcome video. This place is great tip number two a company ham book now. A lot of people do not write accompany handbook because they really feel like. Hey, this is a lot of work. Work it's GonNa take me forever to put it together. And that holds them back from actually having a handbook while a couple of years ago I got to know the founder of Git lab at a conference Dmitri was speaking on stage. Any shared a with the crowd. Hey, we have something called a team Hamburg. One of the first things he said is that they'll call a company him. Call a-team handbook, because this can be edited and revised by the team. It's a working document. Don't see it as something that's set in stone. And I love this idea because this allows you just to get started and to have something in place sooner than later. Even if you're handbooks only four five pages long, that's okay it can grow. It can be edited. You can add to it later on, and our handbook is literally a handbook written in Google docs and people with a woman or engine email will have access to that dock and they can edit it. They can add comments. And then we can improve that as a team, but putting together a team ham book is Super Helpful for new heart is when they first joined. They WanNa know about some simple things like how was a company founded You know who does. What like an organizational char? How do I request leave? What about If I need to call in sick? Who Do I speak to WHO's my own media supervisor? Whence payday who to speak to you if there's. There's an issue with my pay things like that. This is more like hr, and like a guidebook of how to really do well. We also have things in our handbook talking about our company culture about what's acceptable. What's not acceptable in our team? As well as some advice on how to succeed especially in our team, because we run a remote company and everybody's working from home and we get some advice when it comes to that as well so putting. Putting together, a handbook is a great investment again. Just get started with. It caught a team handbook. Make it clear to everybody. This is a collaborative effort. And when new hires join, they have something to read before they start their first day, so we send the handbook when they probably give notice to their other job, and they have a chance to review before their first day of work speaking of first day that leads me to tip number three. Three one of the best things that we've done is that when somebody joins us, we give them a full week of training, and this is outlined to them on outline the first week, so they understand that this is what they're gonNa do every single day. It's very comforting for a new hire to have a plan to see what's going to happen the first few days as they get to know people there timid, they're shy. They're worried about doing well. So by giving them a day to day plan for the first week allows them to focus on getting to know their colleagues do a good job and just feel comfortable in this new company we literally just create Trello Board for each department for new hires and in that trial board They have tasks to do every single day for the first week. Week it could be an orientation. Meeting could be some training. They have to do to learn about the product or service. If there know an engineer had set up their local environment so they can be able to start developing the point of this first week. Orientation is just to give them a clear cut plan. Okay, because later on, they're going to be. Be Autonomous they're going to be working on projects. You know we have very Thomas teams because we are a remote team in this is the way we work. Everybody has ownership over what they have to do. But that first week needs to be as prescriptive as possible just so they feel. They have some structure once they pass their first week. They're kind of like. Like comfortable now, and they can take on projects and manage their own time. and you kind of got out of the way the understand the company the values what they have to do, which means if the show up for setting up their counter setting up, you know their environment all that kind of stuff
Making of a CRISPR Film: Behind the Scenes with Producers of Human Nature
"Highly one. Welcome to crisper cuts. I'm super excited about today's episode because today via celebrities on our show yesterday said I goodwin Elliott Kirschner their producers of the human nature. Movie for those of you. Who Don't know what this movie is about. It basically covers jody of crispell onto joining us today on. This show is given Holden head of science at San Diego. So this is GonNa be a great episode all adjoining Menu Today on the Chris Cast so as me as well food we get started. Can you just introduce yourself and give your background before you became producers of this movie? My name is Sara Goodwin producer at Pfizer. My background action is in Science. I teach the UCS and the I turned into a science communicator. Joining and leading an organization about project called I biology which has an initiative area cocoa butter collaborates at produced. This felt and so that's how I got. Involved Elliott leaks elected project to it which is great blog. Si- thank you. I'm Elliot Kirschner. So I came to this project after many years working in news and documentary film back shake round side poverty the scientists but I really sort of more general reporting but it was always interested in telling the stories of science while find ways those little bobble and interesting ways that could challenge conventional wisdom's sites. Could be and so. We were looking for a topic to really make a big film to just tell an important story in ways that we would be different end. Hopefully engage audiences in new ways. And so I've secret spurs such huge story touches almost every aspect of the biomedical sciences but also exchanging meaning Dmitri society all that so when we decided on this topic we really washed and built a team of filmmakers and scientists together to make a documentary. That sounds great. So basically you kind of briefly mentioned how the idea of doing a film on crisper about but still there seems to be a lot that needs to be figured out. Even you know what basic topic you're going far. So can you tell us a little bit about behind the scenes of how you decided you know right right makes off researchers and patients and how the story would flow and not just make it like a scientific presentation but more like a movie by itself that we knew going in we want it to be so and we know it to be a story that would appeal to a general audience so that was the directive from the very beginning. We didn't WANNA make quote unquote educational video. We also wanted to make something that felt cinematic. I mean there's a wonderful rich history. A science explainer television that kind of stuff that people any think tank stock entries the short length of one hour television affair with a heavy raider voice. That kind of thing as well. That wanted to do something that would play on a big screen. That would make the decision. We didn't want it narrator. We wanted to let the scientists speak for themselves. Who wanted to film this with a cinematic spoke? Mind musical score all that we WANNA make a film so that was sort of the original directive that we give to ourselves once we got there. The question was okay. What is a science film there if you go to sundance or we premiered at South by southwest or the major some festivals. It's not like there's a lot of science programming a lot of science documentary and so we sort of had a lot of leeway. What is modern science stone-built look like but that's when the decision making came in about what the style would be. But as for the substance we also knew we wanted to work with the very beginning to sort of develop a story line or story lines that were true to the Science. Not only the facts of the science but the ethos of science idea. What is scientific discovery? How how did serendipity and the search for knowledge or basic research play into the story and then what are. These are more broader societal issues so those are all pieces together but I think one of the key things early on we had a meeting at woods hole. Report the film team. And we brought in George Church George Staley Jennifer Dowd Or All your own rights leaders in this field and we just had the two days of brainstorming about what they thought the story was and where they thought the scientists building and that really sort of helped direct the editorial in obviously Sarah being trained scientists being on this very beginning really helped shape bet as iterative throughout the process and this this film many many different forms over the course of its production as we try to tease out what science metric would be. And I'd say one thing that was really. It's worked to us from the beginning to make sure we told the story of the discovery of crisper and turning crisper to technology which is a story. That's off the told when crisper is talked about because it's actually a fascinating basic science research story of we really wanted to show. Elliot said you know how the process of sites works. How knowledge is created. And so as a scientist you know is able to really go back to the literature. I read you know as much primary literature as I could around the crisper discovery. And he's together as best they could also used reviews that were out there. This summit really helped a lot but it really helped us kind of have a deep understanding of the steps that it took to really understand what crisper was and decide who we wanted to interview might actually ended up interviewing or people than even made it into the cell because they were hardest story. But you know at the end of the day we wanted to have a film that was around ninety minutes of you. Just can't include everything that you want to. And so that was interesting viewpoint. Make us a kind of behind the scenes. Look when we were editing as to what should be in on should be out especially for me coming more from the science side of things which dirt's look really vital to have Sarah's voice project I think that was one of the real unique elements that we we built into the production framework in that throughout the discussion of who'd interview with talk about what's the balanced bill. There was constant discussion between still making team and science group that were just challenging our own assumptions pushing in different ways and I think that dynamic process really led to its own that is it relates that scientists in a way that it's not just about what we say on exerts absolutely right. We tried to all the Discovery Story. But just the way the scientists are allowed to speak the decisions made about what to include what not to include. I mean this was really dictated throughout by I think very nuanced understanding of how science works and I think that that hopefully shines through that when scientists watch at the dotted understand world and. I think that that is is really important to try to convey in film the impression of Palestine Science work as well as the actual facts over trying to convey right. Yeah absolutely does shine through. I love the myself so they can thank you. I just wanted to ask you guys. So I'm sorry. You mentioned some of the people that you interviewed for the film curious. Do you have any particular anecdotes funny or like most surprising moments came out through so making process in the interviews. People talk about a great question. I mean I'd say the first thing that comes to mind is actually what a treat it was to be Cisco he goes. Who's early crisper researcher at the University Valid? Kante got to go to Spain and meet him and be in his lab and he showed us a lot of Israeli shells. Found THE REPEATS. A very special time to be serving. Someone who usually isn't spoken about when Christopher is talked about but in general like say what was a real treat for me as a scientist is a lot of the people he's interviewed. I L about their science at baby. Give a research talk. But I've never really got to hear them talk about kind of the more ethical. Societal implications of the crisper work and Atta did most interviewing I think did a wonderful job really probing people trying to get you know. They're on his thoughts on something as science discovery. That is really going to have an impact in so many different ways throughout the world to end the scientists were really wonderful in be sharing their thoughts with us. I think you know included a lot of that on. I think makes a lot richer because it shows how scientists are people to beat other families. They have a lot of thoughts about how science works and technology is used and it was really nice to be able to hear a lot of that and then of course you know getting these really wonderful. I mean so make it of course offered was a key researcher for comment DNA. Which is the topic we cut off. But you were going to go much forgotten. Just cut it Due to time and really trying to make the story as clear as possible but he's just just a wonderful person and getting to meet him was just a really special
"dmitri" Discussed on WTOP
"Dot com here is Dmitri sodas we are glad you're with us new tonight starting Monday when you shop in Montgomery County you will be required to wear a mask or another type of face covering that goes for people in grocery stores drug stores in the big box stores the health order also requires that the stores keep all people properly socially distance mass or not advise for kids younger than two in Montgomery County and in DC the next time you run out for groceries you will need to wear a protective mask that starting now mayor Muriel Bowser announced a new executive order today we want everybody who has to go out to be wearing a mask and we want all of our residents to when they have to go into a store to do any sensual activity which is by food to wear a mask other new rules for district supermarkets include one way I'll send a requirement that customers bag their own groceries if they're able police in the National Guard will inspect stores and enforce the rules store workers will not be required to wear masks but they will be screened to ensure they're healthy bows are also says DC will soon have a hotline for delivering groceries to people who can't leave home here in northwest Washington we have a five mile an hour wind right now from the north west of the gusts have been really strong this afternoon and evening and they've been no screaming across the region gusts of fifty miles an hour several trees have fallen across the area one fallen tree cause drama in Kensington today we're a trapped a man in his home he was rescued and he's all right let's get the story from WTOP's Meghan Clark area with my camera county fire says some seventy five rescue personnel at the house in Kensington after a large tree fell into the house on Parkwood Dr he says a family of six was home at the time when the tree crashed through the back of the house hitting the homeowner on the second floor hearing says the man's family his wife and four kids got out unharmed the technical rescue team was working to stabilize the house to try and get him out from where they said he was pinned under the tree trunk yet somehow he has minor injuries if at all again the man is okay after he was pulled from out of the second story of his house after a tree came crashing down on top of them Meghan clarity WTOP news where there are crazy wins there are usually also power outages right now dominion energy says almost five thousand customers around mostly in Fairfax county and some in Loudon Arlington and **** your counties across the river in Montgomery County more than five hundred pepco customers are out BG has more than six thousand outages in Anna Rundle and prince George's counties WTOP's tail stays on top of these outages until everybody is back on a member of Fairfax county fire department has tested positive for covert nineteen he's got mild symptoms and we're told he's recovering he hasn't been to work since starting to feel sick more than three weeks ago seventeen members of the department currently are quarantined in unrelated cases meanwhile fire chief John Butler says paramedics and firefighters are wearing an increased level of personal protective gear when they respond to nine one one calls involving virus patient this includes gowns masks eye protection gloves and face shields do not be alarmed this is added protection which.
"dmitri" Discussed on WTOP
"Dot com here is Dmitri soda as we all cope with the effects of the new virus and all the accompanying shut downs there's a move to postpone spring voting in Virginia and revolves around keeping you safe during the pandemic governor Ralph Northam says holding in person elections during the current pandemic would risk public health safety no one should have to choose between protecting their health are casting a ballot the governor says it will take General Assembly action to move the may local in special elections I am recommending that we move the may elections to November governor Northam says he has the authority to delay the statewide June primary by two weeks so I am moving the June nine primary is June twenty third the governor says he's discussed the matter with state and congressional legislators particularly on WTOP news Maryland now has more than eleven hundred new coronavirus cases governor Larry Hogan says part of the increase is due to a tripling of reported tests and he says to expect more dramatic increases as the state's testing capacity gears up Maryland secretary of health Robert Neal told state lawmakers there's an agreement with the university of Maryland medical school where we're helping them stand up a testing facility that will have the capacity of twenty thousand tests that day and that will get us into a ball game for widespread testing to to be able to better handle this Wednesday Maryland saw each biggest ever spiking confirmed coronavirus cases governor Larry Hogan said thirty percent of the confirmed cases that showed up in Wednesday's count we're for tests that were carried out last month so part of the backlog of tests from commercial laboratories Kate Ryan WTOP news right now Maryland has about half of the region's covert nineteen cases and counts a hundred twenty four deaths so far three hundred fifty people have survived it regionwide the total corona virus cases are up almost eleven thousand now it's killed twenty seven people in DC or fourteen others have tested positive like Maryland three hundred fifty people over covered in Virginia seventy five people have died from the new virus thirty six hundred others have tested positive the state does not release recovery totals remember you can find an interactive map tonight of where you can get a test at WTOP dot com search coronavirus testing DC area members of Congress are pressing FEMA about those badly needed medical supplies ahead of an expected surge in covert nineteen cases let's go to WTOP's Mitchell Miller on Capitol Hill a dozen Senate and house members from Virginia Maryland and DC have written an urgent letter to the FEMA administrator saying the region can't afford to wait for more medical equipment Virginia congressman Gerry Connolly says personal protection equipment is still in short supply we desperately need that for our hospitals or medical centers and frankly for other essential workers Connelly is a member of the house oversight committee which found that FEMA fell far short on requests for needed equipment he says he understands the agency faces major challenges but they need to do a better job a much better job in executing their responsibilities because lives are at stake on Capitol Hill Mitchell Miller WTOP news news tonight the body of eight year old Gideon McKean the grandson of Kathleen Kennedy Townsend has been recovered by Maryland natural resources police McCain's body was found about two and a half mile south of his grandmother's home in shady side Maryland that was about two o'clock this afternoon McKean and his mother forty year old may have Kennedy Townsend McKean were last seen April second in a canoe the pair was apparently struggling to get back to shore after trying to retrieve a ball from a cold into the shady side home the body of Gideon's mother was found April sixth still ahead tonight on WTOP you've heard some of the projections about how many people may die between now and the end of the year from corona virus they've river been revised and it turns out it could be tens of thousands fewer we'll talk about this new model with Philip bump of The Washington Post right after traffic and weather here's doctor killed profits director of artificial intelligence at the department of Veterans Affairs on the artificial intelligence playbook for government sponsored by DataRobot the ideal with national artificial intelligence institute is to build that artificial intelligence research and development capacity so that that we can work toward the mission of the veterans by being able to engage with industry and other partners listen to the entire panel discussion on federal news network search DataRobot the intelligence revolution is here is your agency reading transform with.
"If there's ever a time when all of us need a little comfort it's now and you know what's giving me the most comfort this week. Andrea what's that? It's the realization that we live around a lot of amazingly kind generous people. So let's start off by sharing what's been happening in our communities were. We're watching neighbors step up and support each other in all sorts of ways. We have such a range of different kinds of things that people are willing to provide their neighbors In addition to money in housing and things like that things like delivery or child care or some people are artists in saved like they're willing to do online video chat sessions doing our. That's Jerry Medina. She's one of the founders of a local mutual aid group that's a grassroots network of people offering and requesting help so these groups are mostly organizing online but there are also posting flyers texting calling neighbors to let them know how they can get help and these mutual aid groups are popping up all over the country with people willing to buy groceries for each other to take care of each other's pets to entertain kids while parents are working. Some people have even open their homes to total strangers. Who need a place to stay? And we've heard a lot about that here in Boston because we've got so many college students and so many of them have had to leave their dorms and they've got nowhere to stay within not even our. I think that we saw this person. I'm staff often offer this to the student. That's why I think this is such a powerful way of practicing community. It's like Ben the nicest thing to observe during this entire time you know have seen local businesses stepping up to. It's a really trying time for anyone in the restaurant industry but Dmitri Murphy who owns Daddy Jonesboro nearby. Somerville is really stepping up. Even though they've had to close for the time being a couple of our staff are still working and they're doing so because they're delivering food to families in need. When I saw that we weren't going to be go bring kids to school. I was like wow restaurants have food and we are going to need to get it somewhere and these kids aren't going to school in Somerville. Maybe we can turn the need of the restaurants and all of our restaurants into a way to help the community and of course they're individuals who are just helping on their own like has saroj. She's a school principal living in Milton Massachusetts. So I do have a friend. Who is mean compromise? His bodily agreed to take an offer signed. GonNa do some shopping for her. Today cooks the meals and drop those off. Put up a post on her facebook page. She said she was willing to help anyone who needed food pickups or even cooking. She also said she was willing to take care of the of working parents. I think there is the capacity to love in Cairns showed kindness. I hope that there is more communication around folks that can check in with their neighbors. Like if you know that you have a neighbor who lives by themselves to knock on their door. Maybe wear masks leaving. No even just say you need something. Call me
Johann Sebastian Bach 3: What's a Concerto?
"Kids. Concerto comes from two Italian words with sort of meanings first concerto means in agreement or together like the word concert. You go to a concert to hear people playing together but the Italian word contract. Tari has to do with struggling. And a concerto also has to do with one or more solo instruments doing friendly battle in concert with a larger group. Italian COMPOSER GIUSEPPE. Torelli gets most of the credit for developing the instrumental concerto. In the late sixteen hundreds an Italian who lived a bit later on Tonio Vivaldi wrote Zillions of Concerto will actually only five hundred or so. But it seems like Zillions Vivaldi's most famous set of concertos named for the four seasons the earliest concertos were written for violins. But you can have a concerto for any instrument. Here's one that you'll have nipple Makoma road for trumpet. One for cello by front-seat high one for Tuba by Refund Williams who in the late twentieth century Scottish composer James Macmillan wrote a concerto called vinnie Emmanuel for percussionist. Evelyn Glenn you can also have a concerto with more than one Solo Instrument Wolfgang Gone Medina's Mozart wrote this one for flute and Harp Dmitri Shostakovich wrote a wonderful concerto for piano and trumpet the end of the peace sense just like music for a silent movie. Let's because when he was young Shostakovich had a job playing piano for silent movies in box day composers also wrote something called the Concerto Grosso which does not mean. A concerto with slimy stuff. Losing out of it grow is Italian for great. Instead of just one or two soloists. A Concerto Grosso has a whole group of soloists. A smaller group pitted against a larger group. George Frederic Handel. Who lived at the same time as Bach wrote quite a few Concerto Grossi? That's the official plural of Concerto Grosso. a lot of Bach's Brandenburg concertos fall into the Concerto Grosso category in the Brandenburg Concerto. Number two the small group consists of Trumpet Flute Oboe Violin and the big group is made up of string instruments.
Gioachino Rossini: Famous Finales
"Finale is the English pronunciation of an Italian word that spelled F. I N. A. L. E. It means the end of something. You've probably heard the expression ram finale. Hello Finale is don't come much grander than the end of Tchaikovsky's Fifth Symphony unless of course you add singers to the end of symphony the way. Beethoven did and his nine not all composers. Were that emphatic. About Ending Symphony frontiers of Haydn wrote one of the quietest symphony finales ever. In Haydn's Farewell Symphony. The players leave the stage one by one at the end. There are only two violinists left. Here's a finale that Dmitri Shostakovich had some real fun with at the end of Shostakovich's piano concerto number one which is really a concerto for piano and trumpet. It sounds like the two instruments are in a race to the finish. Not all finale. Come at the very end of the peace when you go to a play. Something big usually happens right before intermission so that you can't wait to come back and see how it all turns out that happens in operas to some of the best finales are in the middle like the end of act. Two of Mozart's four act opera. The marriage of Figaro at the beginning of this finale two characters the count and Countess who are married tweet other are having an argument then the Countess's maids is Emma joins into help. The Countess do battle with her husband. One of the wonderful things about this. Finale is that you can always tell who's fighting with whom characters who agree with each other saying together. The finale has gone from duet to people singing to a trio. Three people singing then the guy says Anna wants to marry shows up. He's the one who's marriage. The opera is about Figaro's it's now a quartet four singers and the argument is three against one. The count is the one grumbling while the other three gang up on him but wait. There's more the V to arrive making quintet of singers is someone on the counts side. Antonio the Gardener God. Figaro manages to explain away. What's bothering on Tonio. So he leaves but then three characters on the count side show up. And by the end of the Finale Mozart has taken what started out as a duet and turned it into a Septet seven singers four against three
"dmitri" Discussed on WTOP
"Dmitri so while thousands of people were heavily armed there was absolutely no violence of yesterday's gun rights rally in Richmond but new tonight federal prosecutors say three accused white nationalists arrested on gun charges had planned an attack during that Richmond rally as WTOP is Meghan quality reports all three suspects are members of a violent extremist group called the base during their months of planning for what federal prosecutors call a targeted act of violence three suspected white nationalists spoke openly about their plans for the January twentieth gun rights rally in Richmond in a motion for a judge to detain Brian Lumley will bill bro and Patrick Matthews federal prosecutors quoted the men from videos and surveillance caption of them in their apartment and at a Maryland gun range discussing ambush attacks on unsuspecting civilians and police officers quote we can't let Virginia go to waste we just can't Matthews is alleged to have said after comparing the violent twenty seventeen unite the right rally in Charlottesville to what he hoped for Richmond Meghan clarity WTOP news social media was a buzz by video of a former NBA player who'd been handcuffed after a brutal fight now prince George's county police officers arrested for recording the cell phone video of delante west there was a fight between two men and oxen hill Monday morning and there's a video posted of a brutal beat down a second video shows one of the men delante west shirtless in hand cuffs seated on a curb prince George's county police chief thanks to win ski says the officer who took that video was not wonder internal investigation the individual who we believed to be responsible or saying that video is suspended to launch a west was a standout player I'm gonna Roosevelt high school in greenbelt the distrustful videos have sparked nationwide concern Stravinsky says the entire matter is under investigation and the officer who cell phone video wound up on the web mail violated department rules of evidence Dickey only on WTOP news you could be sitting in more back ups on the Chesapeake Bay bridge next month that's when cashless tolling on Thursdays and Fridays and starting in February everyone crossing the Chesapeake Bay bridge will go back to either cash or EZ pass at all times the Maryland Transportation Authority says the change allows crews to accelerate the work that's intended to start cashless tolling full time in the summer of twenty twenty so for now some tolls are being removed to widen the lane through the plaza and that's apart from a separate project the two year re decking plan it's already under way transportation officials say they will monitor the effect of the work on traffic flow they remind drivers to take it easy okay lane signals and speed limits on the bridge Kate Ryan WTOP news you will want to be especially careful about your speed soon when you drive in Arlington the County Board is expected to pass a new rule Saturday that'll mean a two hundred dollar fine.
Third-period penalty kills help Capitals beat Lightning
"Dmitri Orlov snapped a one all tie with six oh three to go in the third period and Braden Holtby may twenty six saves as the capitals beat the lightning three one Radko Gudas gave the capsule one nothing lead for forty into the second period but in the third Nikita Kucherov tied the game with just twelve for the year the capital's then had to kill off a five on three power play and shortly thereafter or loss gave the caps the lead for good with the win the capital swept the three game season series from the lightning Greg heist Washington
"dmitri" Discussed on Biz Talk Radio
"And when it comes to starting a business. He says build a team around yourself of people who are a lot smarter than you. And then he adds if you're the smartest guy in the room. It's probably. The wrong way to do it. Dmitri? Welcome to the program. Thank you for having. Absolutely fascinating subject that you work in talk to us a little bit to lay the groundwork for our time together. What types of business transactions are activities is Oxford partners currently engaged in what types of deals. Do you see? So Oxford has three difference investment models that we follow. So the first model would be private project, which classified individualized deals where it's a single asset. Whether it's a value at retail center that we're fixing up and then selling or ground up construction that's in a single LLC where we put in a certain amount of funds, and then we raise funds from investors. We also have fun structure where we currently have a twenty five million dollar fund that we place that's more of an institutionalized model where an investor invest in a specific type of project, and then we place those fun specifically giving a certain perferred return. And then we also do asset management where. There. We we have a lot of assets that we currently own and we're the ones who actually manage those assets and manage all the property managers of those excellent blogs, it doesn't a nutshell. Excellent. That's perfect and are most of your well what sectors? Are you involved is office resident wouldn't be residential perhaps unless it's multifamily. But I'll just ask the question for you. What's what types of assets are you involved with in each case? So we do we we're across several different asset classes earlier in the cycle. We were doing a lot more multi-family. Now, we're not touching any multifamily because it's just the bottom asset class. Sure, we've been focusing on value add and ground up development in the retail space. We've also done a lot of industrial land in Vegas market because that particular sector has been doing very well. And then we're also doing for our fun structure, a hospitality to medical hospitality conversion model inter stand. What we're doing with? That is actually extremely interesting essentially combining real estate and healthcare with converting non-performing or poorly performing hotels into things like rehabs assisted living, senior care memory care, post-surgery treatment facilities, things of that nature. That sounds like a brilliant re allocation of those resources, I mean, if you think hotels and hospitality, the structure of those or the infrastructure, and the structure just seems perfect for what you're doing. Absolutely. Yeah. I've to share audiences really. We're entrepreneurs small business owners were mid stage mid-size businesses, he has some ideas about equity capital formation that I'd like you to share like the top to four or four or so minutes, we've got left together. You have said that when it comes to equity, make sure your investors get paid before you do and.
"dmitri" Discussed on KDWN 720AM
"Forty five forty four over number two Michigan just seven oh seven to play. It's hard to see where this game goes. There's been so many changes in tone and trends, so far if you look at any moment one team could opposite and have the biggest lead of the game in the double digits. Would we haven't seen? Yeah. I mean, I think most surprising Michigan struggling for the free to line that that's Burt them task is not a great shooter shoot right about his average. But I think this huge stretch out of a timeout Wisconsin probably gonna run with Colin AT L. And after the timeout play some you specifically are looking for a mismatch to exploit, and if you can get yourself, we have a three point lead because points have been so hard to come by you feel like it mom, it's surmountable but in the close to insurmountable category. If you can get a stop to get another bucket. Neither team has led by more than five tonight. Rebours inbounds to Dmitri trice, Wisconsin across the timeline to the basket to our at Kobe king. Ethan happened Brad Davis and the rest of progressed ours. Davison screener role at the point Davison brief double team after the switch. Now back rolling on the bounce pass to happen. The couple dribbles back to Kobe. King open look. Three freshman lacrosse, Wisconsin badgers up four against the number two team of the country. The undefeated wolverines. Trailing by four was six and a half to play on the road poll with the dribble. Driving with the life back out to testing hand off to Paul. He'll fire a bad three in dream bake off the iron and the rebound, Wisconsin. A bucket here. Gives them their largest lead up the game with sixteen seconds or six minutes and sixteen seconds to go to take that shot. No kidding. Dietrich trice open for three he missed it. Rebound weakside Rebours he'll bounce it back out of the left side. The Brad Davis. Six minutes in under to play in this one of four point badger lead. The wolverines of Michigan. Driving into the paint. Double team comes from Jordan. Drool, maybe unnecessary testy. Head pushed hap-. Behind the backboard, he was pretty dark spot. But then the less the foul is called time out of the court. It's Wisconsin forty-eight Michigan forty four. You're listening to compass media networks, this is NCAA basketball..
"dmitri" Discussed on ESPN Chicago 1000 - WMVP
"Harwood heights. Here's Dmitri on ESPN one thousand. Hi dimitri. What's up, buddy? Show. Thank you. One thing we're gonna comment. Well, two things SOX fans, and I'm an iron mask guy. This is really cool actually a former student of Eric's over there. Great. That's awesome. I gotta tell you as a SOX fan being twenty years old. I can't think of a free agent signing right now that I'm really happy with. But I can tell you this, right? Remember the night? The White Sox signed Adam Dunn. I was ecstatic. I was jumping up and down going on the phone with my buddies back and forth in years later. I regret every excitement. I put into that. I regret the jersey. I bought I regret every on come on. You know, he's to be bad. You didn't have you had no idea. I mean, listen, it was a good signing at the time until he just you know, I didn't know how to hit the fastball anymore. He was brutal. I mean, Grammy graduated the one all star year that it was done. Yeah. Think I would be a lot more excited if the sunshine Machado Labra was for anything. Free agency. But I think the biggest keys now, what are they going to do after that? Well, that's that's the thing that you had to take it one step at a time. Because here's how I look at the White Sox socks were sixty two in one hundred last year. If they get Machado. It's twenty twenty they should be able to start turning the corner. And I'm not sure about playoffs. But when you have so many young players, and I know that they're they're suspects before their prospects. But there's so much promise in the minor league system. I cannot wait to see a lawyer human as playing every day to find out what he can do. There's so many other young players on this thing. But the thing is is that we can talk about all these young players all day. I'm just going to go through all the minor league players for you. Because no matter which players are going to bring up Rick Renner is still the manager. And that's a problem for me. You cannot move forward and believe that you're going to turn the corner as a franchise if he is still a manager. Sorry, eighty sorry. Not sorry, actually, eight A B manager. You gotta get Joe Girardi. You just have to if Joe's not going to manage again here in nineteen that has to be something the SOX have to look at because just as the cubs were able to get Joe Madden out of his deal with Tampa. You get the short thing, you gotta find yourself a veteran manager who knows how to win and that guy is available. So the stock should be looking at him. Once they're ready to turn the corner. I would hate for a Girardi tight manager to go to some other ball club. And the White Sox are stuck with Rick or saying, you know, what's best. We're gonna call up Margaret's Atlantic out of the minor league system. Now, just get the shore thing because if you're going to get the short thing and Machado, and you have these young players you're gonna get a manager that can manage them. I don't need a manager when the team. Is starts to get good. That's just bunny and sacrificing their way to five the two losses. If I want it net, yo Semaj the ball club. I'd get them out SOX uniform enough of that that small ball benching kids because you don't think they're playing the right way question Mark that old nineteen seventy-five nonsense. Let those kids recreation be fun and get get butts in the seats guaranteed rate. That's what it's about. And so all these these young players once they're called up. You gotta get someone that can manage them and Rick's not that guy. Gotta move on gotta go to somebody else. That's a sure thing. So that way you're starting to get where you want to be in the American League central three one two three three two ESPN three three three seven seven six is our telephone number. As we ask you the question about free agency in Chicago sports bear SOX. Cubs bulls. We mentioned Marion Hosa I we got a couple of the SOX and cubs nominations as well. We want you to chime in because if. Manny Machado comes to the White Sox. Is he going to be the biggest signing the Chicago sports has seen in quite some time or ever we're talking about here. It's still to come. If you're a wrestling fan. We've got Casey joiner from the WWE column on ESPN dot com. We'll talk to him before smackdown. Smackdown. Here's every Tuesday at seven o'clock. We'll get his thoughts about the state of wrestling. So if you know a wrestling fan, make sure they tune in coming up at six forty five right here on ESPN one thousand and the espionage more of your phone calls coming up getting your thoughts because Machado ho he could become an oh, the Chicago White Sox. How about that? Jonathon?.