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President Donald Trump has ordered a sweeping but unspecified ban on dealings with the Chinese owners of consumer apps TikTok and WeChat, although it remains unclear if he has the legal authority to actually ban the apps from the U.S. [Read More]
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday offered a $10 million reward aimed at preventing foreign interference in the November election. [Read More]
State and local officials are receiving additional tools from the federal government to help defend the nation’s election systems from cyberthreats ahead of the November vote. [Read More]
The U.S. government has attributed a piece of malware named Taidoor, which has been around for more than a decade, to threat actors sponsored by the Chinese government. [Read More]
Google Project Zero has released a report on the zero-day vulnerabilities exploited in attacks in 2019. [Read More]
As the Nov. 3 presidential vote nears, there are fresh signs that the nation’s electoral system is again under attack from foreign adversaries. [Read More]
Microsoft will continue talks to acquire the US operations of popular video-sharing app TikTok, after meeting with President Donald Trump who seemingly backed off his earlier threats to ban the Chinese-owned platform. [Read More]
The US ambassador in Brasilia warned of "consequences" if Brazil chooses Chinese telecoms company Huawei to develop its 5G network. [Read More]
The FBI has released an alert to warn businesses of ongoing cyberattacks involving the NetWalker ransomware. [Read More]
Companies affected by the BootHole vulnerability in the GRUB2 bootloader have started issuing advisories. [Read More]

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Preston Hogue's picture
From a cybersecurity perspective, perhaps the greatest risk for digital education comes from the wide variation across districts in terms of resources.
Alastair Paterson's picture
Opportunities for accidental exposure of sensitive information are often compounded by multiple stakeholders using collaborative tools without the proper policies, oversight and security training.
AJ Nash's picture
Intelligence is one of a few vital security concepts that industries are increasing their investments in as they recognize the documented value of proactive security.
Marc Solomon's picture
Phil Jones who, who has overseen Operations within Airbus Cybersecurity since 2016, discusses some of the key takeaways from the current crisis.
Joshua Goldfarb's picture
Some security start-ups bring much needed creative thinking and new ideas to a challenging field. Others don’t bring much of anything to the table, and in some cases, can actually harm an organization’s security posture.
Gunter Ollmann's picture
As SecOps teams increasingly take on proactive risk reduction, their vocabulary expands from security threats to include posture lapses, and posture fatigue will grow.
Idan Aharoni's picture
The threat intelligence space is filled with great vendors who can provide organizations with a lot of value in helping them protect their brand, employees and customers.
Jim Ducharme's picture
Heightened anxiety is a normal consequence of drastic change, and it’s natural for the entire organization to be stressed by the shift to a fully remote work environment.
Laurence Pitt's picture
What can we do in order to prevent the spread of fake content or reduce the risk of a targeted use of Deepfakes that could cause damage to our organization?
Joshua Goldfarb's picture
Gap analysis can serve as a wonderful driver for improving security metrics if the security team understands how to seize the opportunity it presents.