18 Oct 2019

New US Privacy Bill Would Intro Jail Time for CEOs

Democratic US Senator Ron Wyden has introduced new privacy legislation that aims to establish a national “Do Not Track” system empowering users to prevent organizations from tracking their online activities and profiting off of their personal data. Under the bill, companies who violate user privacy could receive fines of up

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15 Oct 2019

Apple responds to reports that it sends user traffic to China’s Tencent

After Apple was accused of bowing down to China by removing the HKmap.live app from its official App Store last week, a series of media reports over the weekend suggested that the tech giant was engaged in other shady behavior related to China. More precisely, the company was accused of

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09 Oct 2019

2020 Presidential Candidate Campaign Websites Fail On User Privacy

The websites of many US presidential candidates suffer from security and privacy issues, a recent audit by the Online Trust Alliance (OTA) found. Just 7 out of 23 candidates, including Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders, achieved the “Honor Roll,” meaning that their websites provided sufficient privacy, security and consumer protection

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08 Oct 2019

Global Study Finds Orgs Are Failing to Protect Data in the Cloud

As companies increasingly migrate to the cloud, many of them are putting their data at risk by failing to understand the extent to which they are responsible for the security of their cloud environment, new research by Thales and the Ponemon Institute found. Currently 48% of corporate data is already

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07 Oct 2019

Consumers have concerns about cybersecurity, value education on best practices

A new survey by The Harris Poll and Computer Services shows that while the vast majority (92%) of US consumers are worried about the security of their personal data, many of them lack the knowledge required to protect their private information in the digital realm. 87% of respondents said they

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03 Oct 2019

Two-Thirds of Firms Have Suffered ERP Data Breaches

A new study by Onapsis and IDC highlights how enterprise resource planning (ERP) applications can undermine the data protection efforts of companies. In the past two years, 64% of businesses that use SAP or Oracle E-Business Suite (EBS) have experienced a breach of their ERP environment. The compromised data often included

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01 Oct 2019

Employee negligence can be a leading contributor to data breaches

More than two in three (68%) organizations suffered one or more data breaches in the past year, a new Ponemon report found. In over two-thirds (69%) of those breaches, paper documents or electronic devices storing sensitive data were either lost or stolen. 65% of managers fear that their company may

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01 Oct 2019

Most Fortune 500 companies still opaque about security measures

Most Fortune 500 firms hardly provide any information about how they protect customer data, a new Bitglass survey found. In fact, 52% of these businesses don’t mention anything about their data protection efforts on their websites. In addition, close to 80% of organizations have no information on their websites about

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30 Sep 2019

Global Consumers Reject Government-Mandated Encryption Backdoors

While the US Justice Department’s claims that government-mandated encryption backdoors would make it easier to prevent terror attacks, almost two-thirds (64%) of consumers across the US, UK, France and Germany don’t believe this argument, a recent survey by Venafi found. Only 30% of respondents expressed trust in governments to safeguard

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25 Sep 2019

99% of misconfiguration incidents in the cloud go unnoticed

A new report by McAfee shows that even though data leaks and breaches as a result of misconfigured cloud environments are a growing problem, 99% of infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) misfonfigurations still go unnoticed. Rajiv Gupta of McAfee explains that “in the rush toward IaaS adoption, many organizations overlook the shared responsibility

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