Facebook has set aside $3 billion from its first quarter profit to pay for what is likely to be a record-breaking fine from the U.S. Federal Trade Commission. But will mega-fines lead to the reform of tech giants' questionable privacy and security practices?
"Move fast and break things," Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg once said of his company's internal motto. But regulators have been increasingly signaling to Facebook that when it comes to users' privacy and data security, too much remains broken.
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.
As enterprises embrace strategies built around digital risk management, it isn't that technology becomes a less important conversation. Instead, it's more strategic. Zulfikar Ramzan, CTO of RSA, outline's technology's role in the business path forward.
AT&T has just re-branded its AlienVault acquisition as AT&T Cybersecurity. Javvad Malik, security advocate for the firm, explains its place in the global market and how it will impact delivery of threat intelligence.