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One Arrested in Ecuador's Mega Data Leak
Quick Hits  |  9/18/2019  | 
Officials arrest a leader of consulting firm Novaestrat, which owned an unprotected server that exposed 20.8 million personal records.
@jack Got Hacked: Twitter CEO's Tweets Hijacked
Quick Hits  |  8/30/2019  | 
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey's Twitter account was, apparently, hijacked for roughly 20 minutes and used for a racist rant.
Privacy 2019: We're Not Ready
Commentary  |  8/29/2019  | 
To facilitate the innovative use of data and unlock the benefits of new technologies, we need privacy not just in the books but also on the ground.
6 Ways Airlines and Hotels Can Keep Their Networks Secure
Slideshows  |  8/27/2019  | 
As recent news can attest, travel and hospitality companies are prime targets for cybercriminals. Here are six privacy and security tips that can help lock down privacy and security.
Capital One Breach: What Security Teams Can Do Now
Commentary  |  8/23/2019  | 
Knowing the methods of the attacker, as laid out in the federal indictment, allow us to prevent similar attacks.
'Phoning Home': Your Latest Data Exfiltration Headache
Commentary  |  8/21/2019  | 
Companies phone enterprise customer data home securely and for a variety of perfectly legitimate and useful reasons. The problems stem from insufficient disclosure.
The California Consumer Privacy Act's Hidden Surprise Has Big Legal Consequences
Commentary  |  8/13/2019  | 
The CCPA's provision devoted to 'reasonable' cybersecurity procedures and policies could trip up your business. Get ready now.
FBI Plans to Monitor Social Media May Spark Privacy Issues
Quick Hits  |  8/12/2019  | 
A new initiative to pull data from social media platforms may clash with policies prohibiting the use of information for mass surveillance.
Security Pros, Congress Reps Talk National Cybersecurity at DEF CON
News  |  8/12/2019  | 
Cybersecurity and government leaders discussed why Congress is unprepared for a major cyberattack and how the two parties can collaborate.
Dark Reading News Desk Live at Black Hat USA 2019
News  |  8/8/2019  | 
Watch right here for 40 video interviews with speakers and sponsors. Streaming live from Black Hat USA Wednesday and Thursday 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Eastern.
Yes, FaceApp Really Could Be Sending Your Data to Russia
Commentary  |  8/8/2019  | 
FaceApp has an unprecedented level of access to data from 150 million users. What could its endgame be? We unpack three potential risks.
Demystifying New FIDO Standards & Innovations
Commentary  |  8/1/2019  | 
Staying on top of the latest cybersecurity risks and preferred attack methods can feel impossible, but standards like FIDO2 are designed to help relieve the burden.
Transforming 'Tangible Security' into a Competitive Advantage
Commentary  |  7/30/2019  | 
Today's consumers want to see and touch security. Meeting this demand will be a win-win for everyone, from users to vendors to security teams.
Companies' 'Anonymized' Data May Violate GDPR, Privacy Regs
News  |  7/26/2019  | 
New study found that any database containing 15 pieces of demographic data could be used to identify individuals.
Answer These 9 Questions to Determine if Your Data Is Safe
Commentary  |  7/25/2019  | 
Data protection regulations are only going to grow tighter. Make sure you're keeping the customer's best interests in mind.
79% of US Consumers Fear Webcams Are Watching
Quick Hits  |  7/18/2019  | 
Widespread privacy concerns have caused 60% of people to cover their laptop webcams some in creative ways survey data shows.
German Schools Ban Office 365, Cite Privacy Concerns
Quick Hits  |  7/12/2019  | 
The ruling follows years of debate over whether German schools and institutions should use Microsoft tools and services.
Android App Publishers Won't Take 'No' for an Answer on Personal Data
News  |  7/8/2019  | 
Researchers find more than 1,000 apps in the Google Play store that gather personal data even when the user has denied permission.
The Case for Encryption: Fact vs. Fiction
Commentary  |  7/2/2019  | 
The common belief that encryption enables bad behavior primarily used by thieves, international terrorists, and other villainous characters is simply not true. Here's why.
How GDPR Teaches Us to Take a Bottom-Up Approach to Privacy
Commentary  |  6/28/2019  | 
Looking at underlying security needs means organizations are more likely to be in compliance with privacy regulations.
With GDPR's 'Right of Access,' Who Really Has Access?
News  |  6/19/2019  | 
How a security researcher learned organizations willingly hand over sensitive data with little to no identity verification.
The Evolution of Identity
Commentary  |  6/18/2019  | 
How data and technology can help businesses make the right fraud decisions, protect people's identities, and create an improved customer experience.
Unmixed Messages: Bringing Security & Privacy Awareness Together
Commentary  |  6/10/2019  | 
Security and privacy share the same basic goals, so it just makes sense to combine efforts in those two areas. But that can be easier said than done.
Researchers Finds Thousands of iOS Apps Ignoring Security
News  |  6/5/2019  | 
A critical data encryption tool, included by default in iOS, is being turned off in more than two-thirds of popular apps.
Why FedRAMP Matters to Non-Federal Organizations
Commentary  |  6/4/2019  | 
Commercial companies should explore how FedRAMP can help mitigate risk as they move to the cloud.
Certifiably Distracted: The Economics of Cybersecurity
Commentary  |  6/3/2019  | 
Is cybersecurity worth the investment? It depends.
GDPR's First-Year Impact by the Numbers
Slideshows  |  5/31/2019  | 
The latest statistics on GDPR spending, compliance rates, enforcement and consumer attitudes on privacy protection.
Data Asset Management: What Do You Really Need?
News  |  5/22/2019  | 
At Interop, a cybersecurity and privacy leader explains her approach to data management and governance at a massive, decentralized company.
A Trustworthy Digital Foundation Is Essential to Digital Government
Commentary  |  5/17/2019  | 
Agencies must take steps to ensure that citizens trust in the security of government's digital channels.
Microsoft Builds on Decentralized Identity Vision
News  |  5/15/2019  | 
The company elaborates on its plan to balance data control between businesses and consumers by giving more autonomy to individuals.
Commercial Spyware Uses WhatsApp Flaw to Infect Phones
News  |  5/14/2019  | 
A single flaw allowed attackers thought to be linked to a government to target human rights workers and install surveillance software by sending a phone request. The victims did not even have to answer.
78% of Consumers Say Online Companies Must Protect Their Info
News  |  5/13/2019  | 
Yet 68% agree they also must do more to protect their own information.
Better Behavior, Better Biometrics?
Commentary  |  5/7/2019  | 
Behavioral biometrics is a building block to be used in conjunction with other security measures, but it shows promise.
California Consumer Privacy Act: 4 Compliance Best Practices
Commentary  |  4/30/2019  | 
Companies that get ahead of the January 2020 data privacy deadline can minimize the risk of sanctions and also gain a competitive advantage in the marketplace.
Microsoft 365 Updated with New Compliance, Encryption, Privacy Controls
News  |  4/30/2019  | 
New tools, such as Compliance Manager and Advanced Message Encryption, aim to give businesses more options for data privacy.
Credit Card Compromise Up 212% as Hackers Eye Financial Sector
News  |  4/29/2019  | 
Financial services firms saw upticks in credential leaks and credit card compromise as cybercriminals go where the money is.
A Rear-View Look at GDPR: Compliance Has No Brakes
Commentary  |  4/29/2019  | 
With a year of Europe's General Data Protection Regulation under our belt, what have we learned?
Will the US Adopt a National Privacy Law?
Commentary  |  4/23/2019  | 
Probably not before the 2020 election. But keep an eye on this Congress as legislators debate how to define personal data and what limits to place on how companies use it.
Facebook Accidentally Imported 1.5M Users' Email Data Sans Consent
Quick Hits  |  4/18/2019  | 
The social media giant says it did not access the imported data and is notifying affected users.
Benefiting from Data Privacy Investments
Commentary  |  4/16/2019  | 
GDPR-ready companies experience lower overall costs associated with data breaches, research finds.
Home Office Apologizes for EU Citizen Data Exposure
Quick Hits  |  4/12/2019  | 
The Home Office has admitted to compromising private email addresses belonging to EU citizens hoping to settle in the UK.
Senate Bill Would Ban Social Networks' Social Engineering Tricks
Quick Hits  |  4/10/2019  | 
Bill takes aim at tactics used to convince people to give up their personal data, designing games that addict kids, and more.
Credential-Stuffing Attacks Behind 30 Billion Login Attempts in 2018
News  |  4/8/2019  | 
Using e-mail addresses and passwords from compromised sites, attackers most often targeted retail sites, video-streaming services, and entertainment companies, according to Akamai.
Microsoft Products Under EU Investigation About Data Collection
Quick Hits  |  4/8/2019  | 
A new inquiry aims to determine whether contracts between Microsoft and EU organizations violate GDPR.
Data Privacy Manifestos: Competitive Advantage or the Start of Something Bigger?
Commentary  |  3/26/2019  | 
Facebook is the latest company to weigh in with a corporate manifesto focused on privacy. Though it's a welcome trend, only time will tell how many follow through.
A Glass Ceiling? Not in Privacy
Commentary  |  3/25/2019  | 
According to a new study, female professionals in the US privacy profession outnumber males 53% to 47%.
Facebook Employees for Years Could See Millions of User Passwords in Plain Text
Quick Hits  |  3/21/2019  | 
2,000 Facebook engineers or developers reportedly made some nine million internal queries for data elements with plain text passwords.
What the Transition to Smart Cards Can Teach the US Healthcare Industry
Commentary  |  3/21/2019  | 
Healthcare information security suffers from the inherent weakness of using passwords to guard information. Chip-based smart cards could change that.
TLS 1.3: A Good News/Bad News Scenario
Commentary  |  3/20/2019  | 
Stronger encryption standards are improving the privacy of data in motion, but enterprises will need to adapt their security architectures to maintain visibility into network traffic.
US Prosecutors Investigate Facebook's Data-Sharing Deals
Quick Hits  |  3/14/2019  | 
The news follows a long, tumultuous period of scandal around Facebook and its privacy practices.
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