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The Justice Department inspector general has found additional failures in the FBI’s handling of a secretive surveillance program that came under scrutiny after the Russia investigation. [Read More]
Remote conferencing services provider Zoom this week updated its privacy policy following the publishing of a series of reports raising concerns regarding the privacy of Zoom users. [Read More]
Apple this week announced that third-party cookies are now blocked by default in Safari on macOS, iOS and iPadOS. [Read More]
Senators this week introduced a bill aimed at banning the use of the China-made TikTok application on government devices. [Read More]
House lawmakers prepared to extend surveillance authorities that expire this month, releasing legislation that represents a rare bipartisan agreement after members of both parties said they wanted to ensure the tools preserved civil liberties. [Read More]
Facebook and other tech companies need to be regulated like the tobacco industry, warned Christopher Wylie, the whistleblower who exposed the Cambridge Analytica scandal. [Read More]
Australia's privacy watchdog announced legal action against Facebook Monday for alleged "systematic failures" exposing more than 300,000 Australians to a data breach by Cambridge Analytica. [Read More]
Facebook has sued domain registrar Namecheap over its refusal to provide information on tens of domains that impersonated the social media company. [Read More]
UK telecommunications and media company Virgin Media has exposed the personal information of roughly 900,000 people. [Read More]
US lawmakers propose legislation that could see internet companies held legally responsible for content on their platforms if they don't do enough to police child pornography. [Read More]

FEATURES, INSIGHTS // Compliance

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Mark Hatton's picture
Complacency is never a good thing, but in security it can have devastating effects. While it’s good to acknowledge progress, that should never stand in the way of staying ahead of the next potential threat.
Chris Hinkley's picture
For security professionals, PCI DSS 3.0 means that PCI compliance will become more of an everyday business practice, rather than an annual checklist obligation.
Chris Hinkley's picture
Compliance is a byproduct of a solid security program – but that doesn’t mean it’s simple. Compliance can involve technical architecture and operational processes that many organizations simply don’t understand or don’t want to bother with.
Gant Redmon's picture
The CSO is so critical for the CPO’s success that I guarantee that if you send this article to your CPO, they will take you out for a free lunch the next day.
Nick Cavalancia's picture
In the era of the public cloud, when employees are frequently using consumerized applications to share and store data, it's time for security and risk professionals to adopt a new security thought paradigm that focuses on the insider threat that employees create, not solely on protecting data itself.
Jon-Louis Heimerl's picture
The Omnibus Rule that updated the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) has the potential to be a game changer because of the things it says in writing, as well as some of the things that it doesn’t say.
Dr. Mike Lloyd's picture
2012 was an interesting year in security – publicity around breaches led to greater awareness than we’ve seen in years, encouraging many in the Federal sector to look into our corner of IT. So what will happen in IT Security 2013?
Dr. Mike Lloyd's picture
Santa doesn’t care if you were naughty or nice on Christmas Eve – what matters is how you did all year. Security is much the same.
Gant Redmon's picture
You can have security without privacy, but you cannot have privacy without security. To have privacy, you must have security to protect things you wish not to share from those who are interested...
Gant Redmon's picture
Data breach notification laws are confusing and ever changing. Legislators trying to harmonize all the different state breach notification laws are going to have three big political challenges.