Between legislation to protect government IoT devices, developments in the TikTok saga and Supreme Court arguments, what’s happening at the federal level this week could have far-reaching implications for cybersecurity.
SonicWall in the News
Politics in the Technology World Order — Verdict Magazine
SonicWall President and CEO Bill Conner weighs in on the future of the U.S. data privacy landscape.
Perimeter 81 Looks To Take Firewall Appliances Out — Security Boulevard
SonicWall, an investor in Perimeter 81’s recent funding round, has partnered with the firm on its firewall-as-a-service software.
Sectigo to Be Acquired by GI Partners — Sectigo Press Release
In a comment about the acquisition, SonicWall President, CEO and Sectigo Board Chairman Bill Conner said, “The future is bright for Sectigo as the company builds on its impressive position as a digital identity and web security solutions leader.”
This security awareness training email is actually a phishing scam — Bleeping Computer
A creative phishing campaign spoofs a well-known security company in an email pretending to be a reminder to complete security awareness training.
Oracle-TikTok Deal to Undergo U.S. Security Review — The Wall Street Journal
The Treasury Department said it would review an agreement for Oracle and others to revamp TikTok’s U.S. operations, with the aim of avoiding a ban of the popular video-sharing app.
House approves bill to secure internet-connected federal devices against cyber threats — The Hill
The Internet of Things (IoT) Cybersecurity Improvement Act, passed unanimously by the House, would require all internet-connected devices purchased by the federal government to comply with minimum security recommendations.
Hackers are getting more hands-on with their attacks. That’s not a good sign — ZDNet
Both nation-state-backed hackers and cybercriminals are trying to take advantage of the rise in remote working — and getting more sophisticated in their approach.
LockBit ransomware launches data leak site to double-extort victims — Bleeping Computer
The LockBit ransomware gang has launched a new data leak site to be used as part of their double extortion strategy to scare victims into paying a ransom.
Zerologon attack lets hackers take over enterprise networks — ZDNet
If you’re managing enterprise Windows servers, don’t skip on the August 2020 Patch.
Security researchers slam Voatz brief to the Supreme Court on anti-hacking law — Cyberscoop
The Supreme Court is about to take up a case with major implications for computer research — and a group of high-profile cybersecurity specialists doesn’t want mobile voting firm Voatz to have the last word.
Don’t pay the ransom, mate. Don’t even fix a price, say Australia’s cyber security bods — The Register
Over the past 12 months, the Australian Cyber Security Centre has observed real-world impacts of ransomware incidents, which have typically originated from a user executing a file received as part of a spearphishing campaign.
Russian Intelligence Hackers Are Back, Microsoft Warns, Aiming at Officials of Both Parties — The New York Times
China is also growing more adept at targeting campaign workers, with Beijing mostly aiming at Biden campaign officials.
Iran Says US Vote Hack Allegation ‘Absurd’ — Security Week
Tehran on Friday hit back at allegations by Microsoft that Iran-based hackers had targeted the U.S. presidential campaigns.
Treasury Dept. sanctions Russian, Ukrainian individuals for election interference — The Hill
The Treasury Department has added four Russian and Ukrainian individuals to its specially designated nationals list, citing attempts by the individuals to interfere in U.S. elections.
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- New SonicWall Solutions: Engineered for the New Normal — Atul Dhablania
- Your Email DLP Just Got Better and More Secure — Vishnu Chandra Pandey
- All it Takes is One Click! — Vishnu Chandra Pandey
- Not Safe for Work — Amber Wolff