Weekly News Roundup June 15-19, 2020

Posted on by Kacy Zurkus

It’s almost here—the longest day of the year. Bring on the light, and the leadership. If you missed it in Forbes today, take a moment to read “Cybersecurity Starts at the Top: Why the C-Suite Should Lead Mobile Security,” which asserted, “C-suite executives are the most likely group within an organization to ask for relaxed mobile security protocols, despite being at greater risk of attack.” Then take a look at a Security Intelligence post, “The Latest Mobile Security Threats and How to Prevent Them.” Author George Platsis talks about prioritizing what matters when it comes to mobile, which includes understanding culture. Read together, they make some compelling points about the challenges of mobile security and how to address them.

Mobile isn’t the only security risk, though. This week’s headlines have crossed all sectors from healthcare to manufacturing. Here’s a look at what you might have missed this week.

Jun 19: Disinformation campaigns and social media manipulation abound, and Facebook is taking action after a hacker posted a President Trump re-election campaign advertisement featuring a symbol oft associated with Nazi Germany.

Jun 19: A proposed bipartisan bill would give the Department of Defense the authority to “issue grants to help small manufacturers reach compliance with new cybersecurity guidelines like the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC),” FedScoop reported.

Jun 18: Threatpost reported, “Cisco is warning of three high-severity flaws in its popular Webex web conferencing app, including one that could allow an unauthenticated attacker to remotely execute code on impacted systems.”

Jun 18: Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison warned citizens that many of the country’s organizations, “including all levels of government, industry, political organizations, education, health, essential service providers and operators of other critical infrastructure,” have been hit by a cyberattack believed to be the work of nation-state actors, according to SecurityWeek.

Jun 17: Zoom announced “a path forward that balances the legitimate right of all users to privacy and the safety of users on our platform. This will enable us to offer E2EE as an advanced add-on feature for all of our users around the globe—free and paid—while maintaining the ability to prevent and fight abuse on our platform.” 

Jun. 17: Rappler CEO Maria Ressa and former reporter Reynaldo Santos Jr. were found guilty of cyber-libel for a story published on the news site, which was found to be an infringement of the Philippine’s Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012.

Jun 16: “Many of the Central Intelligence Agency’s most sensitive hacking tools were so poorly secured that it was only when WikiLeaks published them online in 2017 that the agency realized they had been compromised,” Reuters reported.

Jun 15: Supervisors of a Pennsylvania township have bolstered their cybersecurity defenses after a malicious actor in Brussels, Belgium, accessed the township’s credit account, GovTech reported.

Kacy Zurkus

Senior Content Manager, RSA Conference

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