Credit bureau Equifax has been hit with the maximum possible fine under U.K. law for "multiple failures" that contributed to its massive 2017 data breach, including its failure to act on a critical vulnerability alert issued by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
On May 25, 2018, per the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), organizations with business ties to the European Union will need to comply to GDPR standards. The cost of non-compliance are stiff fines. The GDPR contains nearly 100 separate and nuanced articles that can be difficult to understand even if you are a...
Timehop, the social media app that resurfaces older social media posts for entertainment, says its ongoing investigation has revealed that an attacker may have compromised more personal information than it previously suspected over the course of a breach that lasted at least seven months.
Companies are sending notification emails about a data breach at Typeform, a software-as-a-service platform for distributing and managing surveys, questionnaires and competitions. The breach is so far known to affect Travelodge, Fortnum & Mason, Monzo bank and the Tasmanian Electoral Commission.
PageUp, an HR software developer in Australia with clients worldwide, is warning that malware-wielding attackers may have accessed a raft of personal data stored in its systems. The breach may be the largest to have hit Australia since its mandatory data breach notification law went into effect in February.
Leading the latest edition of the ISMG Security Report: Cybersecurity expert Brian Honan provides insights on why organizations that are not yet compliant with GDPR need to focus on several key steps. Also: An assessment of the progress women are making in building careers in information security.
What happens if organizations that must comply with GDPR have yet to achieve compliance, despite having had two years to do so before enforcement began? Don't panic, says cybersecurity expert Brian Honan, but do be pursuing a data privacy transparency and accountability action plan.
Leading the latest edition of the ISMG Security Report: Reports on the impact enforcement of the EU's General Data Protection Regulation, which began Friday, will have on the healthcare and banking sectors. Plus an assessment of GDPR compliance issues in Australia, which offer lessons to others worldwide.
With Alabama and South Dakota recently becoming the last two states to adopt breach notification laws, notification processes become more complicated, says privacy attorney Adam Greene, who offers an in-depth analysis.
Information security truisms: 2017 was the year of more cybersecurity - more attacks, more spending, more defenses, more breaches - and 2018 will see more of everything "cyber," plus GDPR enforcement, proxy wars online and more.
The future of security is not all gloom and doom. We've learned important lessons over the past decade that can become your prescriptions for action.
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Money laundering: a crime as old as currency itself. It represents between two and five percent of global Gross Domestic Product (GDP)*. Cyber crime and money laundering are growing and evolving at a faster rate than many organizations can keep pace with, especially while staying within regulatory requirements. The...
With just a few months left until the EU's General Data Protection Regulation will be enforced, too many so-called "experts" are spreading fear and falsehoods about the regulation, says Brian Honan, a Dublin-based cybersecurity consultant, who clarifies misperceptions in an in-depth interview.
We are in the age of mass data compromise. The growing, never-ending cycle of breach, fraud loss and the decline of customer experience characterizes life in today's globally connected digital world. Unfortunately, with crime rings amplifying their efforts and continuing to evolve these threats aren't going anywhere....