{% text "preview_text" label="Preview Text This will be used as the preview text that displays in some email clients", value="", no_wrapper=True %}


READ IN BROWSER

06/30/2020
linkedin facebook twitter instagram
WorkScoop
Activists working on secure communications abroad are concerned about funding changes in the U.S. A Cyber Command alert highlights an urgent software flaw. And senators demand disinformation details. This is CyberScoop for Tuesday, June 30.

OTF's future is murky

Security advocates are concerned a Trump appointee could undo their pro-democracy work abroad. The Open Technology Fund has backed Signal, Tor and other tools in repressive countries, even U.S. allies, where religious and LGBTQ communities are vulnerable. After a new boss fired existing leadership, though, activists through the world now are questioning if they will need to find new sources of funding to back their security training, technological development and other crucial work. Jeff Stone walks through it.


A Message From AWS Educate

With over 1,500 institutions and hundreds of thousands of students who use AWS Educate, we wanted to take you on a trip around the world and highlight how students are learning and innovating with the cloud. Learn more.


Cyber Command knows a good flaw when it sees one

The Department of Homeland Security and U.S. Cyber Command say a “critical” flaw in technology from Palo Alto Networks, a multinational security firm based in California, could enable attackers “with network access” to obtain sensitive information. The flaw exists in PAN-OS, the operating system on firewalls and corporate virtual private network application products. Cyber Command said in a tweet that advanced hacking groups “will likely attempt exploit soon.” Jeff has the bulletin.


Senate Dems urge Trump admin to counter disinformation

Four months from the presidential election, 15 Senate Democrats are calling on national security agencies to ramp up their efforts to thwart foreign disinformation. For one, the lawmakers said in a letter to the FBI, NSA and other agencies, the administration needs to create a congressionally mandated “response center” to address the issue. Political campaigns and the public also should be promptly notified of foreign interference attempts, they went on. Lawmakers expressed concern that, in the wake of George Floyd’s killing, America is particularly vulnerable to outside attempts to inflame existing societal divisions. Sean Lyngaas has the letter.


Magecart skims from city governments, too

A new wave of data breaches in eight U.S. city governments is the work of online scammers using malicious code against the troubled online payments platform Click2Gov, per Trend Micro research. Scammers utilized Magecart-style attacks, in which lines of code are injected into e-commerce platforms to rip off financial and personally identifiable information, like credit card numbers, names and addresses. Magecart attacks have plagued corporate websites, including big-name targets like British Airways, Ticketmaster and more than 2 million other pages. Benjamin Freed covered it at StateScoop.


Senators: Cyber Coordinator? Someone? Anyone?

A bipartisan group of U.S. senators have proposed an amendment to the upcoming National Defense Authorization Act that would give each state a federally funded “cybersecurity coordinator” to manage the information-security relationships between the federal government, states and their localities. The amendment, from Sens. Maggie Hassan, D-N.H., John Cornyn, R-Texas, Rob Portman, R-Ohio, and Gary Peters, D-Mich., borrows language from a similar bill the same quartet proposed in January and was passed in March by the Senate Homeland Security Committee. Ben breaks it down.


How important is API security?

Everyone loves APIs. They can simplify app development while saving time and money. Yet, like all technology, hackers can find holes in APIs that can lead to enterprises having to deal with the loss of their crown jewels. So, in turn, there are startups entering the marketplace that aim to secure APIs, no matter what type of business is putting them to use. In this episode, Greg talks to Roey Eliyahu, CEO of Salt Security, about API security and how important it is for enterprises to consider. Listen here.


Tweet Of The Day

Image

Any mouse that needs that much space to update deserves to be sent to the moon, anyway.


Want more? Catch our events for all things workforce!
{% widget_block rich_text 'unsubscribe' label='Unsubscribe' overridable=true no_wrapper=true %} {% widget_attribute 'html' %} Copyright (c) 2019 WorkScoop, All rights reserved.

{{ site_settings.company_name }}
{{ site_settings.company_street_address_1 }}
{{ site_settings.company_city }} {{ site_settings.company_state }} 20036

Update your email preferences
Unsubscribe {% end_widget_attribute %} {% end_widget_block %} {# {% widget_block rich_text 'unsubscribe' label='Unsubscribe' overridable=true no_wrapper=true %} {% widget_attribute 'html' %} You received this email because you are subscribed to {{ subscription_name }} from {{site_settings.company_name}}. If you prefer not to receive emails from {{site_settings.company_name}} you may unsubscribe or set your email preferences. {% end_widget_attribute %} {% end_widget_block %} #}