The EU revamped its vaunted data protection and privacy laws with the 2016 passage of the General Data Protection Regulation. GDPR enforcement went into full effect on May 25, 2018, and any organization that stores Europeans’ personal data must comply.
Two security issues disclosed by Facebook over the past month are worse than first thought, adding to a harrowing series of data-handling mishaps by the social network. Millions of Instagram users had their plain-text passwords stored, and 1.5 million people had their email contact lists uploaded without consent.
From blockchains and surveillance to backdoors and GDPR, a group of leading cryptographers rounded up the top cybersecurity and privacy matters of the day at the cryptographers' panel held at the recent RSA Conference 2019 in San Francisco.
Microsoft says intruders targeting its email services had access to email content for a single-digit percentage of the overall affected accounts, a more serious conclusion than first thought. But the company hasn't released many details, including the total number of accounts affected.
PSD2 requirements for strong authentication and third-party bank account access go into effect this September. Angie White, product marketing manager at iovation, discusses the implications of the directive inside and outside the European Economic Area.
CrowdStrike is out with its 2019 Global Threat Report, which includes a ranking of the most dangerous nation-state adversaries. The company's CTO, Dmitri Alperovitch, discusses the report's key findings about threats and threat actors.
Passwords are still a persistent security threat, given their ubiquity as a form of authentication and the inability of users to create strong, unique passwords. John Bennet of LogMeIn discusses the issue and solutions.
Reviewing 2018 attacks, Jon Clay of Trend Micro, says social engineering persists, including phishing attacks, while criminals also continue to steal credentials, lob ransomware at targets and push cryptomining malware.
What's hot on the cybersecurity legal front? For starters, in 2018, the U.S. Department of Justice indicted twice as many alleged state-sponsored attackers than it had ever indicted, says Kimberly Peretti of Alston & Bird.