An NBC news article has reported that Microsoft on Wednesday announced a free software that is designed to allow a voter to verify that their vote has been recorded and not tampered with. The company will roll out the free product called ElectionGuard in a pilot program for the 2020 election. The tech giant has already tracked an alleged 781 cyberattacks by foreign adversaries targeting elections.
Microsoft also stated they have notified almost 10,000 customers (mostly enterprise customers) that they’ve been targeted or compromised by the nation-state cyberattacks. Think tanks and other campaign groups are high-risk groups, with the vast majority of attacks being spear phishing attempts. Phishing is still the predominant threat in social engineering attacks. “The assaults could be a precursor to direct attacks on campaigns and election systems,” says Microsoft, “a trend in recent election cycles in the U.S. and Europe.”
As always, a vital component of thwarting a cyberattack is security awareness training. KnowBe4 has a new complimentary Social Media Phishing Test that can help identify the weak links in your organization.
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- Immediately start your test with your choice of three social media phishing templates
- Choose the corresponding landing page your users see after they click
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- Get a PDF emailed to you in 24 hours with your percentage of clicks and data entered
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