This Week in Cyber (Aug 9, 2021)

Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly has assembled a 15-member bipartisan task force, made up of government and private-sector reps, to protect the state against cyber crime. Its first report will appear later this year. [read more]

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) launched a new initiative, The Joint Cyber Defense Collaborative (JCDC), which aims to help the U.S. defend against cyber threats to critical infrastructure. The JCDC plans to unify cyber defense by leading the development of cyber information-sharing and defense operations plans. [click for article]

Ransomware isn’t the only way lax security can cost a business eight figures in damage. Zoom just lost an $85 million class-action lawsuit for its cybersecurity missteps, proving that even the most essential and relied-upon brands can be tripped up by inadequate security. [more]

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