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THE FUTURE OF Security

THE FUTURE OF Security

Calif. Internet Privacy Deadline Complicated by Coronavirus

Businesses must comply with the new data security law by July 1, but many employers’ priority is simply to keep financially afloat until then. California’s AG is undeterred and committed to keeping to the deadline.

By Dustin Gardiner, San Francisco Chronicle  |  May 6, 2020
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Governments Must Also Combat Coronavirus Infodemic

Disinformation of all different stripes is still a persistent problem when it comes to the COVID-19 crisis. Increased reliance on social media and spiking Internet use have helped fuel these campaigns.

By Lucas Ropek, Government Technology  |  May 5, 2020
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Phishing Increases Amid COVID-19 with Shift to Online

Hackers have sought to exploit the novel coronavirus to spread chaos, make money and build political advantage. The trends show a variety of ways bad actors are using this particular global moment to their advantage.

By Lucas Ropek, Government Technology  |  May 5, 2020
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Seven States Prepare to Join Cybersecurity Program

The National Governors Association has selected seven states to participate in its annual statewide cybersecurity readiness program. Participants will look at a number of different areas for planning development.

By Lucas Ropek, Government Technology  |  May 5, 2020
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Contact Tracing Raises Opportunities and Concerns

This week’s security newsletter follows the growing importance of contact tracing as it expands both manually and digitally. The tech field loves the app, but does the public?

By Tod Newcombe, Managing Editor  |  May 5, 2020
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State CISOs Adjust to COVID; Is Surveillance the New Normal?

This week’s newsletter looks at how the crisis has brought new challenges to cybersecurity leaders and what they are doing about it. And, will contact tracing — a key to helping us return to normal — jeopardize our privacy?

By Tod Newcombe, Managing Editor  |  April 21, 2020
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Many Getting Hoodwinked During Coronavirus-related Phishing

Scammers prey on consumers in a time when many people are desperately seeking health and fiscal assistance. The Federal Trade Commission has received nearly 17,000 coronavirus-related fraud complaints so far.

By Matthew Ormseth and Joel Rubin, Los Angeles Times  |  April 15, 2020
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Who's Zoomin' Who? Hard Lessons in Online Education Hit California

In California, a Berkeley man “nude bombed” a Zoom session, exposing himself to students, and an Oakland school district inadvertently released access codes, passwords and student info online. “A lot of schools are struggling.”

By Jill Tucker, San Francisco Chronicle  |  April 10, 2020
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Facial Recognition Is Increasing and Masks Won’t Stop It

Masks are commonplace due to COVID-19 so companies are expanding their facial recognition capacity to recognize the masked faces. Privacy concerns are more pressing than ever as the pandemic could increase society surveillance.

By Woodrow Hartzog and Evan Selinger, New York Daily News  |  April 8, 2020
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Pandemic Raises Cyberattack Fears; Election Security Trouble?

This week’s security newsletter covers the growing concerns about hacker opportunities while states and localities struggle to manage operations during the COVID-19 outbreak. Meanwhile, what to do about election security?

By Tod Newcombe, Managing Editor  |  April 7, 2020
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Pa. Only Shares COVID-19 Information With Some Counties

Only 10 of Pennsylvania’s counties or municipalities are allowed to have detailed data about infectious diseases in the area. An antiquated law is frustrating officials and threatening to further spread the coronavirus.

By Jonathan D. Silver, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette  |  April 7, 2020
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