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Google has signed up for the EU/U.S. Privacy Shield, which provides a set of enforceable protections for the personal data of EU individuals. [Read More]
University researchers find flaws in the report claiming that St. Jude medical devices have serious vulnerabilities [Read More]
Medical device manufacturer St. Jude refutes claims that its products have serious vulnerabilities. Incident leads to trading halt [Read More]
Some say Microsoft has been overly aggressive in pushing Windows 10 on existing Windows users, and being accused of being fast and loose with user privacy. [Read More]
Study conducted by IOActive shows that many of the vulnerabilities found in cars are high severity or critical [Read More]
It remains a distinct possibility that a UK/Estonian "data embassy" might become the first major cyber casualty of the Brexit decision. [Read More]
France said it had served formal notice on Microsoft to stop collecting what it deems excessive data and tracking browsing by users without their consent on civil liberty grounds. [Read More]
The Onion Router, better known as Tor, is the most popular anonymity network out there, but MIT researchers claim to have created an even better system, called Riffle. [Read More]
The court's decision to not force Microsoft to hand the personal data of a customer stored on a server in Dublin does not mean that the government will never be able to obtain the information it seeks. [Read More]
Researchers discovered that the Maxthon web browser is collecting sensitive information and sending it to China [Read More]

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Jim Ivers's picture
If a car’s systems can be hacked to disable critical systems, then attacks can also be used to extract information. Similar to IoT, if data is being collected, data can be exfiltrated.
David Holmes's picture
The portion of encrypted traffic keeps rising, so IT security administrators will be forced to do more SSL decryption if they are to get any value at all out of their fancy security tools.
Travis Greene's picture
To understand why return on Access Governance is lower versus other security technologies, we first need to understand why Access Governance is implemented in the first place.
David Holmes's picture
In the initial hours after the Paris attacks by Islamic terrorists, when the PlayStation 4 rumor was first circulating, I decided to see exactly what kind of encryption the PS4 uses for its messaging system.
Torsten George's picture
To achieve continuous compliance and monitoring, organizations are forced to automate many otherwise manual, labor-intensive tasks.
Torsten George's picture
The NIST Cybersecurity Framework is an important building block, but still just the first step towards implementing operationalized defenses against cyber security risks.
James McFarlin's picture
U.S tech giants are playing a game of high-stakes global brinksmanship around who has rights to control their data, which impacts their European growth prospects, business models, and ultimately stock valuations.
Marcus Ranum's picture
To communicate about our metrics, we need ways that we can ground our experience in terms of “normal” for us; Otherwise, we really can't communicate our metrics effectively with anyone who isn't in a similar environment.
Adam Firestone's picture
The misconception that Internet privacy equals anonymity must be dispelled if cyberspace is to be a secure and safe place. At the same time, mechanisms must be incorporated to ensure that communications remain confidential and resistant to unauthorized alteration by third parties.
Mark Hatton's picture
The oversight for the protection of healthcare information is only getting tighter, and it is incumbent upon the security teams to ensure healthcare professionals have all the tools necessary to improve patient outcomes, while we worry about keeping the bad guys away.