OneLogin Weekly News Round-up: August 14, 2020

August 14th, 2020   |     |  culture and news, security & compliance

With the 2020 election a matter of mere weeks away, concerns over voter security and election interference grow. The coronavirus pandemic has many voters hesitant to go to the polls in person, but confidence in an online option is low and funding for the postal service is shrinking under the Trump administration. Read this week’s updates to get the details of potential solutions.

How Blockchain Technology Can Resolve Concerns Over Mail-In Voter Fraud

A OneLogin survey determined that both Democrats and Republicans are concerned about voter tampering in the 2020 election. They also expect voting to become digital in the next five years. Block chain technology—a decentralized ledger-based storage mechanism that’s encrypted and protected by a multi-key system—is a potential solution to protecting votes from tampering. Pilots across the US are using blockchain ballots in the run-up to the 2020general election. Read more at International Business Times.

Rippling CEO Parker Conrad just raised $145 million for his cloud HR startup which will help it outshine players in a hot market, including Zenefits, the company he co-founded but left amid scandal

Small and medium-sized businesses need sophisticated technology solutions, too. Parker Conrad (formerly of Zenefits) has $145 million in funding for an HR platform designed to automate as many processes as possible. The multi-billion dollar valuation offers high hopes in the space. Read more about the technology and its founder at Business Insider.

Best Practices for Securing a Learning Management System

Since school at nearly every educational level is moving to at least some degree of online learning, it’s more important than ever to ensure that learning management software (LMS) is as secure as possible. The three main steps to take to protect against potential vulnerability include configuring appropriate security settings, integrating a single sign-on solution, and training end-users. Get the full story at Ed Tech Magazine.

2020 Year of Crisis: Vote From Home

The president is attacking vote by mail at every turn at the same time as increasing fear of the coronavirus spreads across the country. Since all votes that were postmarked by election day should be counted, and the post office has lost some funding, it’s possible that we won’t get final results for the 2020 election until Friday of election week. Counties and municipalities across the country are encouraging folks to vote as early as their state allows to get results as soon as possible. Watch the full story at Bloomberg News.

Report: Unskilled hackers can breach about 3 out of 4 companies

A recent study by Positive Technologies revealed that hackers don’t need to be that skilled to hack into most companies. Even those relatively new to the skill of hacking can reach protected data in just 30 minutes in some cases. Get the details of the study and recommendations for better security at TechRepublic.

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Alicia Townsend, Dir. of Content and Documentation
About the Author

For almost 40 years, Alicia Townsend has been working with technology as both a consultant and a trainer. She has a passion for empowering others to use technology to make their lives easier. As Director of Content and Documentation at OneLogin, Ms. Townsend works with technical writers, trainers and content marketing writers to inspire and empower everyone to take advantage of what OneLogin’s platform has to offer them.

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Alicia Townsend, Dir. of Content and Documentation
About the Author

For almost 40 years, Alicia Townsend has been working with technology as both a consultant and a trainer. She has a passion for empowering others to use technology to make their lives easier. As Director of Content and Documentation at OneLogin, Ms. Townsend works with technical writers, trainers and content marketing writers to inspire and empower everyone to take advantage of what OneLogin’s platform has to offer them.

View all posts by Alicia Townsend

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