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EU member states on Friday approved a highly-criticized "Privacy Shield"deal with the US intended to curb government spying on the personal internet data of EU citizens. [Read More]
Facebook said it would roll out optional "end to end encryption" for its Messenger application, following a trend aimed at stronger security and protection against snooping. [Read More]
Mobile advertising network InMobi will pay nearly $1 million after it was charged by the FTC for tracking users’ locations [Read More]
The Tor (The Onion Router) browser is looking to enhance the security of its users by employing new features aimed at preventing deanonymization attacks against them. [Read More]
The FBI's facial recognition database has more than 400 million pictures to help its criminal investigations, but lacks adequate safeguards for accuracy and privacy protection, a congressional audit shows. [Read More]
The sixth annual survey from Smarsh on financial services communications compliance issues shows that regulatory scrutiny and compliance difficulties are increasing while resources and solutions are not. [Read More]
Recently released version 6.0 of the Tor (The Onion Router) browser brings along multiple privacy and security improvements, along with other fixes. [Read More]
The European Parliament called on Brussels to pursue talks with Washington to remove "deficiencies" from a deal to curb government spying on the personal Internet data of EU citizens. [Read More]
Microsoft intends to dominate the corporate cloud, and everything it does is based on that intention. Google, however, seems to have lost its way. [Read More]
Onapsis warns that there are indicators of exploitation against 36 large-scale global enterprises around the world. [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.