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Senators Introduce Bill Aiming to Grow Cybersecurity Workforce

The legislation is part of a growing industry-wide and government effort to attract more workers to the cybersecurity field.

California DMV

California DMV Data Breach Allowed Social Security Information of Thousands to Be Improperly Accessed

The DMV, already besieged by other issues, says that 3,200 license holders had their data improperly exposed to federal agencies, including immigration authorities.

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As Companies Push Mobile Voting, Experts Warn of Potential Election Security Issues

More counties want to expand mobile and online voting, but cybersecurity experts say there are still too many vulnerabilities to roll out mobile voting systems.

Amazon Echo

Lasers Can Take Over Voice Assistant Systems From Long Distances, Research Finds

By pointing a laser or even a flashlight into the microphone of a Google Home, Siri or Alexa system, the researchers were able to control the devices and the systems connected to them.

Boon Edam Inc. to Display Optical Turnstile Integrated with Biometric Technology at ISC East 2019

Boon Edam Inc., recently announced they are demonstrating an integrated optical turnstile solution in booth #703 at the ISC East exhibition in New York City, NY

Huawei Sign

Commerce Secretary: Licenses For Companies to Sell Exports to Huawei Are Coming “Very Shortly”

The government has received over 200 requests from American companies to continue doing business with Huawei.



Border Wall in San Diego

Report: Smugglers Crossing U.S.-Mexico Border Have Been Able to Cut Through New Bollards

While the sawing incidents are concerning to border agents, they say that new electronic sensors and the deployment of other resources are making bollard incidents less common.

TikTok

U.S. Government Opens Official National Security Investigation Into TikTok

The inquiry from the Department of Commerce is looking into TikTok’s acquistion of Musical.ly in 2017.

Cory Booker

Booker Introduces Legislation to Ban Facial Recognition From Federal Public Housing

The senator and presidential candidate says that the technology needs “better safeguards” before it is deployed in housing.

drone above mountain

Interior Department Grounds Entire Drone Fleet Due to Chinese Cyberattack Concerns

All of the drones used by the department were either manufactured in China or use parts that were made in the country, sparking concerns about potential hacking threats.

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ACLU Sues Justice Department, FBI For Records Showing Agencies’ Use of Facial Recognition Software

The ACLU’s lawsuit is the most recent development in a growing debate over regulation of facial recognition use by law enforcement.

Apple building

Major Companies Pledge To Take Steps Toward Building Cybersecurity Workforce

Large employers like Google, Facebook, Johnson & Johnson and Apple have committed to closing the gap of cybersecurity jobs.

jack o lantern

What’s Scarier Than Halloween Night? The Rise of Scammers and Security Breaches in 2019

The horror stories of scammers targeting landline phone numbers and the elderly continue to pile up. Here are the steps that phone companies and governments could take to stop the madness.

Federal Trade Commission

FTC Bans Company From Selling ‘Stalkerware’ Monitoring Apps

Retina-X’s apps posed several security risks to users thanks to lax data protections and loopholes that allowed mobile devices to be monitored without the user’s knowledge.

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine in 2018

Ohio Creates ‘Cyber Reserve’ To Respond to Ransomware Attacks Across State

The reserve will be comprised of volunteer cybersecurity experts who will work with the state national guard to help local governments.

casino machines

Major Casino Game Company Will Add Facial Recognition Software to Machines, Adding Security Capabilities

Konami plans to roll out facial recognition software on its machines in the next six to nine months.

Christopher Wray

FBI Reconsidering Body Camera Policy Amid Tensions With Local Police Departments

Police chiefs want their officers to wear body cameras at all times, but officers serving on federal task forces are forbidden from doing so.

TikTok app

Senators Ask U.S. Intelligence To Investigate Potential Security Risks of TikTok and Chinese-Owned Companies

Chuck Schumer and Tom Cotton sent a letter to the director of national intelligence expressing concerns about ByteDance, which owns the video app TikTok.

PSA President Ric McCullough Joins Executive Council for the Security Industry Association

McCullough, who has over 35 years experience in the security industry, has been with PSA for over seven years and was promoted from the role of chief operating officer to president in July of this year.

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Arcules Announces New Addition to Senior Leadership Team with Appointment of Chief Revenue Officer

Sales and technology veteran hired to drive the next stage of sales growth at Arcules

Allied Universal Hires Former FBI Leader as Senior Vice President of Risk Advisory and Consulting

Joshua Skule will be responsible for enhancing this division as a national and global provider of differentiating consulting, investigations and protective services.

data security

How to Prevent Data Loss in 2020

There are several data loss prevention solutions available in the market. Here’s how to tailor those software solutions to your company.

computer at work

Why CEOs of Small Businesses Are Prime Target for Hackers

Cyberattacks are targeting corporations and individuals alike. Here’s how companies can stay more secure on the web.

cars in traffic

Axon Brings License Plate Recognition Technology, and Self-Regulation, To Police Dash Cameras

Alongside its announcement about adding ALPR to its cameras, Axon’s independent ethics board issued a report calling for government and industry regulation of the technology.

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Panasonic Unveils Next Generation Body Worn Camera at IACP 2019

Panasonic will showcase its new compact and lightweight body worn camera at IACP.

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