The IT role in Russiagate: Part II – “Trust,” those pesky years 2015 and 2016, and new Georgia Tech dots that connect

Trust; but verify.

Part I is here.  (Part III is here.)  Part II, in this article, was planned originally.  There is now a Part III, which I will post separately but simultaneously.  Separating Parts II and III is principally about limiting the size and number of images in each article.

Key points for Parts II and III:

  • Features of Ops-Trust “trust group” model are significant to assessing Joffe and Georgia Tech roles in Alfa-gate
  • A different industry group (M3AAWG), which functions in some ways as a trust group, has links to multiple Alfa-gate actors
  • One of those is Listrak, suggesting a reason to probe how contract with Cendyn and exploitation by Joffe team came about
  • Rodney Joffe was using a private ISP he controlled for over a decade, including in 2016-2017
  • Several of same players (including Joffe and Georgia Tech) involved in Conficker worm working group in 2009; interesting pattern of features
  • New non-profit for cybersecurity was started by Obama-linked experts near end of his term and joined M3AAWG in May 2016
  • Georgia Tech involvement in DARPA research project (reported on 10 March) is about a key principle uniquely associated with CrowdStrike conclusions on DNC intrusion – and grant solicitations were announced in April 2016

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