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Security news for October 5 2020: Popular Social media App combats misinformation

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edited August 2021 in This Week in Security News

Notable news items and topics to discuss for the week of October 5, 2020.

It's Cybersecurity Awareness month! A member of our Labs Team shared this with us so I decided to pass it along! It will tie into some of our upcoming Control of the Week discussions:

Understanding the Human Side of Cybersecurity

Dr. Jessica Barker, the closing keynoter speaker at ISACA’s EuroCACS 2020 conference, to take place 28-30 October in Helsinki, Finland, is a leader in the human nature of cybersecurity. She has been named one of the top 20 most influential women in cybersecurity in the UK and in 2017 she was awarded as one of the UK’s Tech Women 50.

New Flaws in Top Antivirus Software Could Make Computers More Vulnerable

New Security Flaws in Top Antivirus software Could Make Your Computers More Vulnerable.

Ransomware Victims That Pay Up Could Incur Steep Fines from Uncle Sam — Krebs on Security

As if being the victim of a ransomware attack wasn't bad enough: Companies victimized by ransomware and firms that facilitate negotiations with ransomware extortionists could face steep fines from the U.S. federal government if the crooks who profit from the attack are already under economic sanctions, the Treasury Department warned today.

Twitter to launch crowdsourced misinformation service 'Birdwatch' | SC Media

Twitter's planned misinformation-busting feature, known as “Birdwatch,” appears to be a crowdsourced way to tag tweets as misleading, include notes

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