Weekly News Roundup June 8-12, 2020

Posted on by Kacy Zurkus

As is typically the case when it comes to cybersecurity news, a lot has happened this week. Though I know this is technically last week’s news, I’m going to include last Friday as part of this week because our webcast on Nation-State Cyberthreats and the Upcoming 2020 Election: Disinformation Abounds was a highlight worth noting here. If you missed it live, definitely take a listen.

If you’re a recent graduate looking to enter the cybersecurity field, you’ll also want to hear what our expert panelists have to say about Hacking the Cybersecurity Job Market. Know that we will continue to engage in these and other important discussions with industry leaders to deliver quality and actionable content to help you advance in your cybersecurity careers.

That’s also why we continue to bring you these weekly news roundups. We know that your days are busy, so we gather all the top headlines that you need to know into a list, making it easier for you to stay informed on what’s happening in the industry. Here’s a look at what you might have missed this week.

Jun 12: Recognizing that cybersecurity is equally as important for non-technical people to understand, Forbes Councils Member, Jason Christopher, argued for the rebranding of cybersecurity in order to create “cyber defenders.”

Jun 11: While the workforce has adjusted to working from home, a new report from IT solutions firm Electric found that “ ‘the office of the future has arrived early,’ but cybersecurity hasn’t been refocused in response,” according to TechRepublic.

Jun 11: States across the country are entering into different phases of reopening, but “ ‘The workplace we return to is going to be dramatically different. The new reality will drive a different approach to the way companies think about their security architecture,’ ” Tony Buffomante, Co-Leader and Principal of KPMG’s Global Cyber Security practice, told CIO.

Jun 11: According to Infosecurity magazine, the UK’s Digital Secretary Oliver Dowden announced at London Tech Week Connect that “The UK government is investing £10m over the next four years to boost the development of new cybersecurity technology solutions.”

Jun 10: A new report from Thales found that “only two-thirds of businesses currently see themselves as vulnerable to attack, down from 90% two years ago,” ITProPortal reported.

Jun 9: Japan’s renowned car manufacturer, Honda, announced that it was the victim of a cyberattack, which impacted “some of its operations, including production systems outside of Japan,” according to ZDNet.

Jun 8: Growing concerns over data privacy in one of Singapore’s contact-tracing wearables has prompted thousands of citizens to petition against the device.

Jun 8: Forbes reported, “Cybersecurity incidents at NASA rose by 366% last year, according to data collected by virtual network provider AtlasVPN. From a total of 315 in 2018, they rose to 1,469 in 2019, at a time when NASA’s cybersecurity budget declined by $3.1 million over the same period.”

Jun 8: Minnesota’s Duluth school district has reactivated student accounts after the district suffered a data breach earlier this month.

Kacy Zurkus

Senior Content Manager, RSA Conference



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