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Among the top issues being discussed at the RSA 2020 conference this week is the need for more cybersecurity collaboration between government agencies and the private sector. Here are some interview highlights.
Improvements in behavioral biometrics and analytics are changing the way many financial services firms approach authentication. And more companies also are taking a "zero trust" approach to improve identity and access management, according to two security experts interviewed at RSA 2020.
Facebook recently investigated suspicious content meant to support U.S. presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders but was unable to substantiate involvement by Russians or supporters of President Donald Trump, The Wall Street Journal reports.
The FBI has arrested a suspect who's charged in connection with waging distributed denial-of-service attacks against the campaign website of an unsuccessful 2018 Democratic candidate for the U.S. House in California.
Mobile banking customers are being targeted by yet another SMS phishing campaign, according to new research from IBM X-Force. This time, however, in addition to trying to steal usernames and credentials, the attackers are also attempting to install Emotet malware.
Cybercriminals targeted mobile banking users by sending malicious SMS messages to their smartphones as part of a phishing campaign to steal account holders' information, including usernames and passwords, according to the cybersecurity firm Lookout.
The U.S. Justice Department has filed new charges against Huawei and several of its subsidiaries, plus its CFO, accusing them of engaging in a conspiracy to steal trade secrets from American companies.
As the U.S. ramps up pressure on its allies to ban equipment from Chinese manufacturer Huawei from their 5G networks, U.S. officials now say they have evidence that the firm has created a backdoor that allows it to access mobile phone networks around the world, the Wall Street Journal reports.
State government officials told a Senate committee this week that more federal resources are needed to help states combat security cyberthreats, including ransomware. They also asked federal officials to share more information on looming security issues.
After winning court approval this week, the Federal Trade Commission shuttered over 200 websites that it says fraudulently claimed to offer government services, such as drivers' license renewals or verification of public benefits, for a fee.