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Operations Security, Security

Late-game election security: What to watch and watch out for

October 15, 2020

Via: CSO Online

As we head into the final inning of what has been a dramatic US presidential election season, it’s clear the country has so far been spared the kind of high-stakes hacking and disinformation campaigns that marred the 2016 election. Still, […]


Operations Security, Security

European antitrust regulators settle with Broadcom a year after ‘interim measures’ flex

October 7, 2020

Via: Tech Crunch

A European antitrust probe of chipmaker Broadcom has been settled at an impressive clip, a little over a year after formally kicking off. The Commission announced today it has accepted commitments from the U.S. chipmaker to suspend all existing agreements […]


Operations Security, Security

New FBI strategy seeks to disrupt threat actors, help defenders through better coordination

October 6, 2020

Via: CSO Online

Last week, the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) issued a joint announcement about the potential threat that foreign-backed online journals pose in spreading misinformation ahead of the crucial 2020 US presidential […]


Operations Security, Security

Venmo launches its first credit card, offering up to 3% cash back, personalized rewards

October 5, 2020

Via: Tech Crunch

Last October, Venmo announced it would launch its first credit card sometime in 2020. Today, the PayPal-owned company is making good on those promises with the debut of the Venmo Credit Card, initially rolling out to select customers. The Visa […]


Operations Security, Policy, Security, State & Local

Iowa launches vulnerability disclosure program for election-related sites

October 1, 2020

Via: StateScoop

Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate announced Thursday that his office is launching a new program allowing outside security experts to find and patch weaknesses in its websites, including those related to elections. With the new vulnerability disclosure program, Iowa […]


Applications, Infrastructure, Operations Security, Security

Facebook says it may have to stop operating in the EU amid new data transfer rules

September 22, 2020

Via: TechSpot

Last month, Ireland’s Data Protection Commission (DPC) sent Facebook a preliminary order to stop transferring the data of European users to the US, after a European Court of Justice ruled that American privacy legislation isn’t adequate. Failing that, Facebook could […]


Operations Security, Security

What the U.S. Needs to Do to Secure Election 2020

September 15, 2020

Via: Government Executive

A multifaceted, targeted approach is necessary to bolster election security and protect democratic institutions in the run up to the 2020 election in the U.S., researchers argue. With just over two months before the 2020 election, intelligence officers in the […]


Operations Security, Security

Facebook fights order to globally block accounts linked to Brazilian election meddling

August 3, 2020

Via: Tech Crunch

Facebook has branded a legal order to globally block a number of Brazilian accounts linked to the spread of political disinformation targeting the country’s 2018 election as “extreme”, claiming it poses a threat to freedom of expression outside the country. […]


Operations Security, Policy, Security, State & Local

Colorado official details plans for penetration testing of election systems

July 28, 2020

Via: StateScoop

The Colorado secretary of state’s office said Tuesday it is partnering with the security firm Synack to conduct penetration tests of its election systems ahead of the presidential vote. In an interview with StateScoop, Trevor Timmons, the chief information officer […]


Operations Security, Security

Time running out to protect US November elections

July 15, 2020

Via: CSO Online

Four years have passed since the 2016 presidential election when revelations of Russian hacking of the DNC threw political contests into turmoil. In the aftermath, the Mueller investigation, Justice Department indictments and other efforts made clear that the US election […]