Website Offering Ballot Information Reported to Homeland Security

Washington Secretary of State Kim Wyman has reported an unofficial election information website to Homeland Security in a bid to tackle misinformation.



graphical user interface, application: VoteWashington.info says on its homepage that it uses available data from the Washington Secretary of State “to provide enhanced access to your public voter information.”


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VoteWashington.info says on its homepage that it uses available data from the Washington Secretary of State “to provide enhanced access to your public voter information.”

Wyman warned voters that the website, which appears to be a useful tool for tracking ballots, is giving out “categorically wrong” information.

VoteWashington.info says on its homepage that it uses available data from the Washington Secretary of State, “to provide enhanced access to your public voter information.”

The site, which does not provide information on who created it, states that it is a “fully self funded non partisan project” and aims to “enable public review and public discussion” about publicly available data.

It also claims to provide information on the current voter turnout by county as well as state election

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NortonLifeLock Stock To Struggle Despite Demand Surge In Internet Security?

NortonLifeLock stock (NASDAQ: NLOK) is down 18% since the beginning of this year, but at the current price of around $21 per share, we believe that NLOK stock has around 15% potential downside.

Why is that? Our belief stems from the fact that NLOK stock is still up more than 25% from the low seen in March. Further, after posting weak Q1 2021 numbers, and having sold off its enterprise security business, it’s clear that NLOK did not benefit as much from the pandemic, as other internet security companies. Our dashboard What Factors Drove 10% Change In NortonLifeLock Stock Between 2018 And Now? provides the key numbers behind our thinking, and we explain more below.

NLOK stock’s rise since late 2018 came despite a 3% drop in revenues, which translated into a 3% drop in revenue per share, as the outstanding share count was roughly unchanged.

Norton’s P/S (price-to-sales) ratio

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Nokia Phones Lead Counterpoint’s Trust Rankings Based on Software and Security Updates



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Nokia Phones Lead Counterpoint’s Trust Rankings Based on Software and Security Updates

Nokia smartphones lead cybersecurity firm, Counterpoint’s Trust Rankings 2020 based on software and security updates and build quality. According to Gadgets 360 that accessed the report by the company, a total of 20 Nokia smartphones sold between Q3 2019 to Q2 2020 are credited with the most comprehensive software and security updates. The report comes at a time when cybersecurity is of paramount significance as people across the world are spending more time with their smartphone amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Amid the pandemic, smartphones are not only used for connecting with friends and family but also for online banking, work from home, virtual classroom and more.

As per the Counterpoint report cited by the publication, Nokia brand-licensee HMD Global has also been consistent with monthly Android security patches on Nokia phones sold between Q3

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Developer security startup StackHawk raised $10 million Series A

  • Denver cybersecurity startup StackHawk has raised a $10 million Series A round led by Sapphire Ventures. 
  • Developer security is a booming vertical of cybersecurity with funding rounds this month from FOSSA and Apiiro and a $200 million round last month for Snyk. 
  • StackHawk’s platform automatically checks developers’ code for any errors or potential security vulnerabilities each time they make updates. 
  • CEO Joni Klippert says the developer community prizes transparency and community, and her company adopts the same approach.
  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

Denver’s StackHawk has raised a $10 million Series A round of funding round led by Sapphire Ventures, it announced Monday, making it the latest startup to emerge in the hot developer security sector which includes Snyk, FOSSA, and Apiiro. 

Rather than blocking threats or hunting down criminals, developer security seeks to prevent vulnerabilities in the first place. Instead of focusing constantly on “attackers” and “threats”

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Four more European nations sign onto US 5G security agreements

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The US Department of State announced on Friday that it signed four more European nations to 5G security statements.

The Slovak Republic, Bulgaria, and North Macedonia all made a joint declaration with the United States, while Kosovo signed a memorandum of understanding. The text of all four were very similar.

“To promote a vibrant and robust 5G ecosystem, the Slovak Republic and the United States believe that a rigorous evaluation of suppliers and supply chains should take into account the rule of law; the security environment; ethical supplier practices; and a supplier’s compliance with security standards and best practices,” one of the declarations read.

The declarations fall under Washington’s Clean Network program announced in August to cover carriers, app stores, cloud computing, and subsea cables.

“Huawei, an arm of the PRC surveillance state, is trading on the innovations and reputations of leading US and foreign companies,”

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President Trump’s Twitter accessed by security expert who guessed password ‘maga2020!’

A Dutch security researcher says he accessed President Trump’s @realDonaldTrump Twitter account last week by guessing his password: “maga2020!”.

Victor Gevers, a security researcher at the GDI Foundation and chair of the Dutch Institute for Vulnerability Disclosure, which finds and reports security vulnerabilities, told TechCrunch he guessed the president’s account password and was successful on the fifth attempt.

The account was not protected by two-factor authentication, granting Gevers access to the president’s account.

After logging in, he emailed US-CERT, a division of Homeland Security’s cyber unit Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), to disclose the security lapse, which TechCrunch has seen. Gevers said the president’s Twitter password was changed shortly after.

A screenshot from inside Trump’s Twitter account. (Image: Victor Gevers)

It’s the second time Gevers has gained access to Trump’s Twitter account.

The first time was in 2016, when Gevers and two others extracted and cracked Trump’s password from

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How Website Security Impacts SEO

The effectiveness of your website depends on a variety of factors. One of the top factors is how well you’ve optimized your site to appears in search.

Whatever industry you are in, the number of competitors in your industry who own websites is staggering. That means you have to really have a strong SEO strategy in place to compete.

When most people think about SEO, the first things that come to mind are keywords, links and content. But it goes deeper than that. One thing many people neglect is website security.

So, how does website security impact SEO performance? Let’s look first at the concept of site security.

Site security involves putting things in place to protect your site from cyberattacks, data breaches and other issues. It also applies to the efforts you have in place to create stability after malware and hackers attack.

Here’s a crazy stat for

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Alcide Brings Kubernetes Threat Detection and Policy Monitoring for Cloud-Native Applications to AWS Security Hub

Security teams using AWS Security Hub now have access to richer data for Kubernetes security and compliance through the Alcide Kubernetes Security Platform

TEL AVIV, Israel, Oct. 22, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Alcide, the Kubernetes security leader empowering Security and DevOps teams with end-to-end continuous security guardrails for Kubernetes deployments, today announced the company’s security solutions are now integrated with AWS Security Hub, sending real-time threat intelligence and compliance information to Amazon Web Services (AWS) for easy consumption by Security and DevSecOps teams. Alcide’s SaaS and container-based solutions for Kubernetes security are available in AWS Marketplace.

AWS Security Hub gives AWS customers a comprehensive view of security posture across all their AWS accounts. As a single place that aggregates, organizes, and prioritizes security information from multiple sources, AWS Security Hub helps identify security findings and remediate security threats. AWS Security Hub supports AWS-native applications and AWS Partner solutions,

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Nasatka Security Receives Commendation from Hillsborough County Board of County Commissioners

County recognizes Nasatka’s 45 years of contributions to the perimeter security industry

Hillsborough County Board of County Commissioners Commendation for Nasatka Security
Hillsborough County Board of County Commissioners Commendation for Nasatka Security
Hillsborough County Board of County Commissioners Commendation for Nasatka Security

Tampa, Fla., Oct. 21, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Nasatka Security CEO John Scolaro announced today the company was presented with a commendation from the Hillsborough County Board of County Commissioners via a virtual board meeting. The commendation recognizes significant contributions of businesses to the people of Hillsborough County.

Nasatka’s commendation was presented by the Honorable Sandy Murman, Commissioner of District 1, recognizing Nasatka’s 45 years of providing superior perimeter-access-control security to defend and protect our community and beyond. The company provides the most sophisticated protective barriers and technological systems for the government, military, DOD, commercial, energy, aviation, maritime, and many other mission critical industries around the world.

“We’re honored to be recognized by the Hillsborough County Board of

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Alliance with Earthling Security Provides Respond Software with New Sales Channel and FedRAMP Assistance

Respond Software, the cybersecurity investigation automation company, announced today that it has signed with Earthling Security, a leading FedRAMP Third Party Assessment Organization (3PAO), to benefit from its FedRAMP advisory services. The company has also signed Earthling Security as an MSSP partner.

The Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMPSM) is a U.S. government-wide program that provides a standardized approach to security assessment, authorization and continuous monitoring for cloud products and services. With a recently signed contract to deliver the intelligent decision automation platform for the U.S. Air Force, Respond Software is working closely with the service branch as the sponsoring organization to achieve FedRAMP authorization. Earthling will operate as the advising 3PAO for the FedRAMP authorization process and offer the Respond Analyst as part of its existing managed detection and response offering.

Mike Armistead, CEO and founder, Respond Software, said: “We have a rigorous plan in

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