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Articles of interest from the week of October 22, 2018

Global Cybersecurity Workforce Gap Reaches 2.93 Million
Research shows a widening of the global cybersecurity workforce gap to nearly three million across North America, Latin America, Asia-Pacific (APAC), and Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA). (By: Security Magazine)

Twitter releases 10M tweets, reveals decade of foreign influence, including Russia's efforts during 2016 election
A dataset of more than 10 million Tweets released by Twitter Wednesday included a detailed picture of Russia's attempt to influence voters away from Hillary Clinton and, eventually, toward Donald Trump. (By: Teri Robinson, SC Magazine)

Endpoint Attacks Increase as Patching Slows
While it's no surprise that organizations are being compromised, a new study released by Ponemon Institute found that the rate at which organizations are compromised is quite alarming. (By: Kacy Zurkus, Infosecurity Magazine)

Apple Rolls Out GDPR-like Features for U.S. Users
New privacy rules allow U.S. customers to download all information Apple has on them, plus it adopts new transparency practices, essentially mirroring practices in the EU. (Wayne Rash, eWEEK)

The Cybersecurity 202: The FDA is embracing ethical hackers in its push to secure medical devices
With cyberattacks on medical devices on the rise, the Food and Drug Administration is turning to ethical hackers to help regulators and manufacturers root out vulnerabilities on machines that could put patients' lives at risk. (By: Derek Hawkins, The Washington Post)

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