The election is less than 90 days away, and security at the ballot box is on the minds of many Americans. So is cybersecurity in general, as the new normal of working from home continues into the second half of 2020. Get all the latest in this week’s News Roundup.
Comment: 70% of Large Businesses Believe Remote Working Makes Them More Vulnerable to Cyberattacks
A study by AT&T reports that out of 800 cybersecurity professionals in the UK, France, and Germany, 55% now say that widespread working from home is creating vulnerabilities. Large businesses with over 5,000 employees believe this in even greater numbers. Find out what experts have to say at ISBuzzNews.
Canon Suffers Ransomware Attack, With 10TB Of Data Stolen – Report
The camera company had 10TB held at ransom recently, crippling their ability to access a number of services. Cannon hasn’t yet officially declared anything about this incident, but investigators at BleepingComputer claim to have seen a screenshot of the ransom note. Get the full story at Silicon.co.
50 Startup Marketing Leaders To Follow in 2020
Startup marketing is unique in the world of marketing, as these teams are small, agile, and creating the brand from the ground up. It’s the role of the marketing team at a startup to introduce a new company to the market and potential customers, a much more important ask than traditional marketers. The top 50 leaders in this niche have been recognized at Comparably, including OneLogin CMO, Dayna Rothman. See the full list at Comparably.
Crypto Firm Ledger’s Breach Hits One Million Customers
A million customer emails were exposed in a major security breach at Ledger. Of those million 9,500 were also exposed further, with first name, last name, postal address, phone number, and ordered products also being stolen. Experts warn that these exposed credentials could be used in a phishing attack, but the company was sure to explain that neither passwords nor hardware wallets/stored funds were accessed in this breach. Read more at Infosecurity Magazine.
Federal program offers new cybersecurity tool for elections
With a fear of foreign interference with the 2020 elections in November rising, the Department of Homeland Security has allocated $2.2 million dollars to a pilot program. Software for voting needs to be exceptionally secure to ensure that there’s no vote tampering or hacking. So far, fewer than 100 local governments have signed up for the program, and it definitely won’t be used across all 50 states by November. “‘While there are no guarantees in cybersecurity, I can assure you that the security defenses we have in place for November 2020 are vastly improved over those in place a short four years ago,’ John M. Gilligan, president and CEO of the Center for Internet Security, told the House Homeland Security Committee.” Learn more about this pilot and plans for November at the San Francisco Chronicle.