George Rakis

George Rakis

Executive Director at NextGen Competition
Joined on February 14, 2024
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George Rakis is a long-time veteran of national politics and progressive advocacy. He has worked with environmental groups as Director of the Climate Action Campaign, the labor movement, and electoral politics.

As NextGen Competition’s executive director, he’s working to support a robust and competitive technology ecosystem that opposes anti-competitive business practices that undermine worker protections, threaten data privacy, and limit consumer choice.

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Microsoft’s Size Means Malicious Cyber Actors Thrive

Last month, the Russian state-sponsored hacking group "Midnight Blizzard" gained access to the email accounts of Microsoft leadership, even exfiltrating documents and messages. The group reportedly used a simple brute-force style attack to access a forgotten test account and then exploited the permissions on that account to access the emails of employees in the cybersecurity and legal teams. more

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