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UK retailer Dixons Carphone investigating hacker attack impacting millions of customers, including their payment card data [Read More]
DHS HART national biometric database will be useful to law enforcement, but experts are concerned about the civil liberties implications and securing access and use of the data [Read More]
Australia will help fund and build an underseas communications cable to the Solomon Islands after the Pacific nation was convinced to drop a contract with Chinese company Huawei over security concerns [Read More]
Vietnamese lawmakers on Tuesday approved a sweeping cyber security law which could compel Facebook and Google to take down critical posts within 24 hours, as space for debate is crushed inside the Communist country. [Read More]
Several major organizations hit by data breach at PageUp, an Australian HR software firm whose platform is used around the world [Read More]
IBM adds two new features to its MaaS360 with Watson unified endpoint management (UEM) product: Business Dashboards for Apps and Policy Recommendation Engine [Read More]
German car parts supplier Continental is prohibiting its employees from using social media apps like WhatsApp and Snapchat in its global company network. [Read More]
Apple said new MacOS Mojave and iOS 12 software powering its mobile devices and computers would include features designed to thwart the use of secret trackers to monitor people's online activities. [Read More]
The State Department, the Department of Homeland Security, the Department of Commerce, and the Office of Management and Budget issue reports in response to the 2017 cybersecurity executive order [Read More]
Ticketfly shuts down website after it was defaced by a hacker. The attacker also obtained personal information on Ticketfly customers [Read More]

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Laurence Pitt's picture
Despite the long ramp-up towards the GDPR compliance deadline, the effects of the new regulations are still very much in infancy.
Travis Greene's picture
GDPR is proving disruptive for European citizens who are no longer able to interact with services from outside the EU. And the compliance costs can be significant as well. But are there legitimate concerns of overreach?
Bradon Rogers's picture
Complying with GDPR was the immediate challenge, but now there is an opportunity to capture the good work that has been done and make data protection a top of mind focus for enterprises every day.
Lance Cottrell's picture
Failing to consistently use identity hiding technologies is the most common way to blow your online cover. Just one failure to use your misattribution tools can instantly connect your alias to your real identity.
Josh Lefkowitz's picture
While the upcoming GDPR compliance deadline will mark an unprecedented milestone in security, it should also serve as a crucial reminder that compliance does not equal security.
Alastair Paterson's picture
With domain name WHOIS data subject to the GDPR’s privacy requirements, the system will “go dark” until alternative preparations are made, creating a challenge for this who fight computer fraud and other criminal activity on the Internet.
Preston Hogue's picture
With each new digital industry, process or service comes a new data source that can be compiled and cross referenced, introducing new ways to see into people’s lives, activities and business operations.
Marie Hattar's picture
GDPR is an opportunity to put in place measures that strengthen the overall security and compliance posture of organizations, using GDPR's requirements as the pivot point.
Lance Cottrell's picture
Facial recognition systems are becoming cheaper, better, easier to use, and more widely deployed, while social media platforms are creating an ocean of easily identifiable faces that are widely accessible.
Ashley Arbuckle's picture
Penalties for non-compliance with GDPR will be severe. For example, if your organization fails to report a data breach within 72 hours, expect a fine.