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TikTok is urging a federal court to block US President Donald Trump from banning the video app, arguing the move is motivated by election politics rather than legitimate national security concerns. [Read More]
Threat actors are expected to launch disinformation campaigns targeting the results of the 2020 elections in the US, the FBI and CISA said in an alert this week. [Read More]
A cybersecurity enthusiast has discovered that Airbnb accounts can be hijacked due to recycled phone numbers, and the issue does not appear to have been fixed. [Read More]
The NSA has published two cybersecurity information sheets with recommendations for NSS and DoD workers and system administrators on securing networks and responding to incidents during the work-from-home period. [Read More]
U.S. FERC and NERC release a report outlining cyber incident response and recovery best practices for electric utilities. [Read More]
A US judge on Sunday blocked the government's ban on WeChat downloads, hours before it was due to take effect in an ongoing technology and espionage battle between Washington and Beijing. [Read More]
The DHS has issued an Emergency Directive that requires federal agencies to address the Zerologon vulnerability, for which Microsoft released patches in August 2020. [Read More]
Twitter is telling United States politicians, news outlets and journalists to take steps to ensure that their accounts are protected during the upcoming election. [Read More]
The Commerce Department will roll out a ban of transactions in the U.S. using TikTok and WeChat starting Sunday. [Read More]
Google announces improved malware protection capabilities for all users who are enrolled in its Advanced Protection Program. [Read More]

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Matt Morris's picture
Companies must instill a culture of resilience in which security improvements are emphasized as a fundamental component of an organization’s individual corporate culture
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?