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The FTC told consumers affected by the Equifax data breach that they are unlikely to get the full $125 cash payment that many sought. [Read More]
One of the country's biggest credit card issuers, Capital One Financial, is the latest big business to be hit by a data breach, disclosing that roughly 100 million people had some personal information stolen by a hacker. [Read More]
New York state is strengthening a law requiring companies that handle consumers' personal data to notify them about any data breaches. [Read More]
Robinhood, the company behind the popular stock trading app, informed some users that their passwords were stored in clear text. [Read More]
U.S. Attorney General Bill Barr says increased encryption of data on phones and computers and encrypted messaging apps are putting American security at risk. [Read More]
Information system security controls at the IRS require further improvements, a new report from the United States Government Accountability Office (GAO) reveals. [Read More]
The Czech unit of telecoms giant Huawei secretly collected personal data of customers, officials and business partners, Czech public radio reported Monday, fanning concerns about security risks linked to the Chinese group. [Read More]
Slack is resetting passwords for roughly 1% of accounts for which users did not change the password after the 2015 data breach suffered by the company. [Read More]
Bulgaria ordered Tuesday a probe into the leak of a trove of taxpayer data in a Russia-linked cyberattack that was disclosed on the same day the former Soviet satellite nation moved to buy US-made F-16 jet fighters. [Read More]
Researchers discovered a serious vulnerability that gave remote attackers access to millions of files stored on thousands of discontinued Lenovo storage devices. [Read More]

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Alastair Paterson's picture
While a boon to productivity, some of the most ubiquitous file sharing services across the Internet are also at the heart of a global problem – publicly exposed data.
Jim Ivers's picture
More vulnerabilities create more attacks; more attacks breed additional fatigue. So how can we wake up and fix the problems creating such a widespread headache?
Justin Fier's picture
When we look at this cycle of stealthy and silent data breaches, we have to ask ourselves: how can such tremendous amounts of data leave our corporate networks without raising any alarms?
Joshua Goldfarb's picture
Many organizations seem to focus almost entirely on technological solutions to tactical problems, rather than on strategically addressing how they can best and most efficiently protect data.
Lance Cottrell's picture
Passive Information Leakage (PIL) is one of the least known and most difficult forms of data lost to prevent, and is little understood, primarily because it cannot be addressed through conventional security practices.
Steven Grossman's picture
The challenge of data protection is not going away. Even without the ever-improving tactics of the bad guys, data sprawl has made it difficult for those just trying to do their jobs.
Jennifer Blatnik's picture
By taking what you know about security in the physical world and logically applying it to the virtual world, you can effectively protect your personal information.
Alastair Paterson's picture
What can U.S.-based companies do to prepare for the GDPR that is due to come into force in May 2018? These five steps can help.
Jennifer Blatnik's picture
Almost every industry can improve efficiencies with blockchain. But what will make blockchain a success is ultimately security.
Steven Grossman's picture
Organizations are increasingly combining UEBA technology with other data sources and analytics methods to overcome cyber risk challenges on a broader scale.