Jeff Bezos’ DMs point out Saudi Arabian prince reportedly knew personal data from telephone hack

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Watchdog says DHS nonetheless hasn’t acquired a 2020 election safety plan

Homeland Security’s cybersecurity advisory unit “has not yet completed” its plans to secure the 2020 presidential election, a government watchdog has said. The report, published on Thursday by the Government Accountability Office, said the unit, CISA, is “not well-positioned to execute a nationwide strategy for securing election infrastructure prior to the start of the 2020…

 

Israel’s cybersecurity startup scene spawned new entrants in 2019

Yoav Leitersdorf Contributor Yoav Leitersdorf is the Silicon Valley-based Managing Partner at YL Ventures, where he accelerates cybersecurity startups in the U.S. market. More posts by this contributor Ofer Schreiber Contributor Ofer Schreiber is partner and head of Israel Office at YL Ventures, where he seeds and accelerates cybersecurity startups. More posts by this contributor…

 

Solely Recognized Full-Time Cybersecurity Director Working for Any Democratic Presidential Marketing campaign Resigns

Pete Buttigieg campaigning in Nashua, New Hampshire on Jan. 4, 2020.Photo: Mary Schwalm (AP)Democratic candidate for president and former South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg’s campaign cybersecurity official has resigned, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal.Buttigieg’s campaign confirmed to the paper that the staffer in question, chief information security officer Mick Baccio,…

 

Buttigieg’s CISO resigns, leaving no identified cybersecurity chiefs among the many 2020 candidates

Presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg has lost his campaign’s chief information security officer, citing “differences” with the campaign over its security practices. Mick Baccio, who served under the former South Bend mayor’s campaign for the White House, left his position earlier this month. The Wall Street Journal first reported the news. TechCrunch also confirmed Baccio’s resignation,…

 

The best way to Stop Hacks Just like the TikTok Breach

Cybersecurity firm Check Point Research recently came out with a pretty damning article about TikTok vulnerabilities that gave hackers a great way to infiltrate users’ accounts. TikTok has since patched the issues, so you’re safe, but the creative way that these attacks were generated offers a great learning opportunity. Even when messages appear to be…

 

Homeland Safety warns companies to brace for Iranian cyberattacks

Homeland Security is warning U.S. companies to “consider and assess” the possible impacts and threat of a cyberattack on their businesses following heightened tensions with Iran. It’s the first official guidance published by the government’s dedicated cyber advisory unit, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, just days after the killing of a leading Iranian military…