03 Jun 2019

Confusion Reigns as C-Suite Bemoans Lack of Security Resources

A new report by Nominet found that 90% of US and UK C-level executives think they lack important resources that could help them battle against cyber threats. Organizations often do not have sufficient advanced technology (59%), an adequate budget (44%) or enough skilled employees (41%) to optimize their cyber defenses.

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31 May 2019

Tech giants sign letter condemning UK agency’s plan to spy on encrypted messages

Four tech giants have slammed a proposal by the UK government to allow government spies secret access to private chats that are supposed to be encrypted. In a joint letter to the UK Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ), Microsoft, Google, WhatsApp (owned by Facebook) and Apple said that the “ghost protocol”

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28 May 2019

How many adults trust companies with their personal data?

One year after the implementation of the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation, 36% of adults trust organizations with their private info more than before before the data protection law went into effect, research by TrustArc shows. However, only 25% of respondents are confident about their ability to notice whether or

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28 May 2019

Most global workers noticed stricter policies at work as a result of GDPR

A new survey by Snow Software shows that the EU’s General Data Privacy Regulation (GDPR) that went into effect a year ago has led companies to introduce stricter policies to govern how customer data is handled. 57% of employees in the global survey noted this trend. However, respondents disagreed about

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27 May 2019

Snapchat Privacy Blunder Piques Concerns About Insider Threats

A recent report by Motherboard states that employees of Snap, the firm behind the popular multimedia messaging app Snapchat, abused internal tools developed for accessing user data in response to law enforcement requests backed up by subpoenas or court orders. In the absence of such requests, various Snap staff members

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23 May 2019

All iPhones And Some Android Phones Are Vulnerable To A New Device Fingerprinting Attack

Cambridge University researchers have discovered a new kind of “fingerprinting attack” that could enable websites to keep track of individual users as they visit other websites using the same browser. Fingerprinting is a nightmare for people who care about their privacy. It can be used to target people with customized

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23 May 2019

Data privacy: A hot-button issue for Americans one year after GDPR

This Sunday will mark one year since the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) went into effect. A new nCipher survey shows that awareness of privacy issues has increased in the US. A small majority of Americans (52%) care about keeping their data private and 41% even consider data privacy

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22 May 2019

Google Warns G Suite Customers of Passwords Stored Unhashed Since 2005

Google accidentally stored passwords of some G Suite customers in unhashed format for 14 years, the company acknowledged on Tuesday, adding that the issue “primarily impacted system generated or admin generated passwords intended for one-time use.” Google did not specify how many customers were affected. Gmail accounts are not affected

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21 May 2019

Traditional approach to data security hindering digital transformation initiatives

A new report by TITUS highlights the important connection between security and digital transformation. TITUS CEO Jim Barkdoll says the survey makes it evident that “there are two approaches to security – one where you view it as enabling your business, and one where you view it as a cost

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17 May 2019

Half of companies missed GDPR deadline, 70% admit systems won’t scale

A new DataGrail survey shows that half of US companies were not GDPR compliant by the time the EU’s sweeping data protection bill went into effect on May 25, 2018, despite having been given two years notice. The report also found that the majority (52%) of firms took at least

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