InfoSecSherpa’s News Roundup for Tuesday, February 8, 2022

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  1. The Spanish-language misinformation crisis
    (Axios, February 8th)
    Spanish-language misinformation on social media platforms is flourishing, even as tech companies add more moderators, adopt stricter content rules, add context labels and block offending accounts.
  2. Talking About Cybersecurity and Cell Phones
    (Electronic Design, February 8th)
    Alex Leadbeater, ETSI TC CYBER Chair, discusses the organization’s new standard focusing on cybersecurity and cell phones.
  3. China’s cultural industry is being co-opted for disinformation operations
    (Australian Strategic Policy Institute, February 8th)
    Beijing’s quest to promote positive images of China overseas blurs the distinction between publicity and propaganda.
  4. Myanmar sets a dangerous precedent with the new draft of its cyber security bill
    (Coda, February 8th)
    Labeled as one of the world’s most restrictive cyber laws, the bill actually was first drafted before the coup by the country’s democratically elected government. But the junta’s version is more repressive, and the bill’s legislative innovations could inspire authoritarians worldwide.
  5. UNRIC Library Backgrounder: Combat Misinformation — Selected Online Resources on Misinformation, Disinformation and Hate Speech
    (United Nations, February 8th)
    [A general guide about misinformation topics.]
  6. Senate lawmakers try again on cyber incident reporting legislation
    (The Record/Recorded Future, February 8th)
    The leaders of the Senate Homeland Security Committee on Tuesday introduced a legislative package meant to boost U.S. cybersecurity, warning a possible Russian invasion of Ukraine could result in cyberattacks against the U.S. by Moscow or its proxies.
  7. ControlMap, A Compliance As A Service Startup, Receives Funding From Top Down Ventures
    (KXRO, February 8th)
    ControlMap sells an end-to-end, cybersecurity-compliance-in-a-box solution to businesses and enables managed service providers (MSPs) to offer compliance as a service to their customers.
  8. Researchers help organizations understand how available security capabilities can be used to defend against threats
    (IT World Canada, February 8th)
    In November 2019, a group of cybersecurity researchers founded a non-profit agency to offer free solutions to defenders for a wide range of problems. Just over two years later the Center for Threat Informed Defense has issued its first report card to boast of 13 projects available for advanced cybersecurity teams.
  9. Researcher joins ASU to battle disinformation
    (Arizona State University News, February 8th)
    Joshua Garland applies math and complexity theory to the world of disinformation.
  10. Katie Arrington resigns from DOD, announces bid for Congress
    (Fed Scoop, February 8th)
    A senior Department of Defense official who helped launch the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification officially resigned Monday after settling a protracted legal dispute over her security clearance.



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