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What Forrester Predicts for Cybersecurity and Privacy in 2021

Research and advisory firm Forrester has unveiled its annual report predicting technology trends for the year ahead, and its forecast calls for big developments in cybersecurity and data privacy.


U.S. Cyber Command Works to Disrupt Trickbot Botnet

The U.S. military arm responsible for cyber operations has launched an effort to interfere with the Trickbot botnet, reputed as the world’s largest network of hijacked computers. So reports The Washington Post.


Vote Security ‘Has Never Been Higher’: Cyber Agency

The heads of federal organizations, including the FBI, National Security Agency and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, have reiterated their faith in the U.S. election process. So reports USA Today.


Feds’ Warnings on Ransomware Payouts Draw Mixed Reviews

While some cybersecurity industry observers have welcomed new warnings from federal authorities that paying up in cases of ransomware attacks could lead to civil penalties, others have criticized the messages as counterproductive.


Cyber Risks of TikTok, WeChat Differ Widely: Experts

As American politicians scrutinize TikTok and WeChat, two widely used social media apps with Chinese parent companies, cybersecurity professionals say the pair diverges when it comes to potential threats.


Intel Probes How Proprietary Data Surfaced Online

Intel is looking into how 20 gigabytes of confidential information and code ended up on public BitTorrent feeds. So reports Wired.


Amazon Fixes Alexa Flaw That Exposed Voice History

Amazon has resolved a bug in its Alexa smart home devices that potentially allowed unauthorized access to users’ conversation history and other personal data. So reports the BBC.


Average Data Breach Cost Holds Steady Near $4M: IBM

The average data breach cost $3.86 million, according to a new report by IBM. The report looked at data breaches among more than 500 companies worldwide.  


Twitter’s Massive Breach Rings Cybersecurity Alarm Bells

A recent high-profile hack of Twitter has cybersecurity professionals and government officials raising concerns.


California, Florida Lead States in Reported Data Breach Victims

California is the state with the most data breach victims, with 5,377 people living there who have reported being subject to a breach, according to a new study by So reports ROI-NJ.


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