Weekly News Roundup June 1-5, 2020

Posted on by Kacy Zurkus

Sometimes we miss the news because we are overwhelmed with other responsibilities. There are times, though—and perhaps this week was one of those—when we avoid checking the headlines because we can’t bear to face the reality of the world around us. If you’ve felt that way, don’t worry. We’ve got your back.

I’ve read through some interesting articles this week, some that others have shared via LinkedIn, others that I’ve found in a simple search or a visit to my favorite industry publications. Certainly, there’s a lot that’s happened this week in cybersecurity, so I’ve winnowed through dozens of stories and pulled together this list of news that you most likely want to know about.

June 5: Know someone looking to enter the cybersecurity field? SANS scribed a blog outlining the Top 5 Steps people can take to get started.

June 4: ZDNet reported, “Cybersecurity pros are now very clearly influencers, helping society in its quest to save lives.”

June 4: According to Reuters, Chinese-state actors targeted members of the Biden campaign. A senior Google security official said, “Iranian hackers had recently targeted email accounts belonging to Republican President Donald Trump’s campaign staff.”

June 4: With more employees working from home, cybersecurity businesses are reportedly experiencing successes. A dozen cybersecurity venture capitalists talked with TechCrunch about how the pandemic has influence the investment landscape.

June 4: “According to ISACA’s survey, most respondents believe that their enterprise will be hit by a cyberattack soon—with 53 percent believing it is likely they will experience one in the next 12 months,” reported Help Net Security.

June 4: Washington DC enabled voting by email in this week’s primary, igniting concerns that the “practice puts election results at higher risk of hacking,” according to the Cybersecurity 202. In addition, experts weighed in on a variety of election security issues in RSA Conference’s webcast, Nation-State Cyberthreats and the Upcoming 2020 Election: Disinformation Abounds.

June 4: “Zoom Video Communications is reportedly in talks with Google’s cloud division to use one of the tech giant’s cybersecurity services to add another layer of protection for its 300 million daily meeting participants,” according to CRN.

June 2: South Korea’s SK Telecom has agreed to aid Myanmar in protecting national intelligence and boosting the country’s ability to defend against cybersecurity threats.

June 2: To better address cybersecurity risks, small businesses and government agencies can now turn to any of the six Cyber Essentials Toolkits issued by the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), according to Homeland Preparedness News.

June 1: Government Technology reported, “The University of Texas at San Antonio is in talks with the Energy Department to establish a $70 million cybersecurity research institute, its mission to safeguard manufacturers who rely heavily on automation.”

June 1: According to the World Economic Forum, “A cyber pandemic is probably as inevitable as a future disease pandemic. The time to start thinking about the response is—as always—yesterday. To start that process, it’s important to examine the lessons of the COVID-19 pandemic—and use them to prepare for a future global cyberattack.”

Kacy Zurkus

Senior Content Manager, RSA Conference

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