Since the EU's General Data Protection Regulation went into full effect in May 2018, European data protection authorities have received more than 160,900 data breach reports and imposed $126 million in fines under GDPR for a wide variety of infringements, not all involving data breaches.
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report discusses why Britain is struggling to determine whether to use China's Huawei technology in developing its 5G networks. Plus: An update on a mobile app exposing infant photos and videos online and an analyst's take on the future of deception technology.
British regulators have fined Dixons Carphone $653,000 for a breach that exposed millions of payment card details and personal data due to point-of-sale malware. The retailer's lack of security contributed to a "careless loss of data," the Information Commissioner's Office says.
Does your SOC have a Triad Strategy that includes network-based detection? While the combination of Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) along with Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR) improves security, a day in the life of a SOC analyst is still stressful due to a constant flood of misleading alerts....
Human error looks to be the obvious culprit in an accidental data breach by Britain's Cabinet Office, which published the home addresses of celebrities such as Elton John and Olivia Newton-John when it released a list of individuals set to be recognized for their contributions to British society.
The cybersecurity outlook for 2020 and the new decade will be characterized by more advanced, targeted and coordinated attack vectors designed to exploit the cybersecurity skills shortage, along with congenitally poor security fundamentals and hygiene.
While CCPA has drawn the biggest headlines when it comes to new U.S. privacy laws, businesses and consumers should also take notice of New York's SHIELD Act, which goes into effect in March 2020. The law is expected to have impact on Wall Street firms and other financial institutions headquartered in the state.
Seattle-based smart home device maker Wyze says an error by a developer exposed a database to the internet over a three-week period earlier this month. The data included customer emails, nicknames of online cameras, WiFi SSIDs, device information and Alexa tokens.
Wanted: A new chief executive to assume command of Britain's growing National Cyber Security Center, part of GCHQ. As Ciaran Martin departs, the successful NCSC model he helped create is being widely emulated in many countries. But the U.S. remains a notable holdout.
As a security leaders, too often you are brought to the table after a digital transformation project has been initiated, so you are forced to take a reactive position. But Adam Bosnian of CyberArk sees an important, proactive role for security. And a good start is by ensuring privileged access management is a key...
How does one make cloud a prominent part of enterprise security strategy? Is the cloud inherently more secure than on-prem? These were among the discussion points of a recent Dallas executive roundtable. Alex Pitigoi of Nominet shares her takeaways from the event.
One of the largest fines to date for violating the EU's General Data Protection Regulation has been announced by Germany's federal privacy and data protection watchdog, the BfDI, against 1 & 1 Telecommunications, in part for inadequate authentication mechanisms. The company plans to appeal.
Although many governments have adopted "Cloud First" strategies with respect to their modernization efforts, are they transitioning to the cloud using "Cloud Smart" strategies? Recent findings from the 2019 Unisys Cloud Success Barometer survey shows that 23% of government have embraced multi-cloud solutions,...
The insurance industry has a significant fraud problem. Whether targeting the insurance carrier, broker or policyholder, scams are a large financial burden for all stakeholders.
Insurance firms must take deliberate steps to implement a comprehensive customer authentication and fraud prevention strategy.
Corporate security teams spend a large amount of their time and resources attempting to secure
their systems from outside cyberthreats - that is, from hackers who are external to the corporate
network. According to Verizon's 2019 Data Breach Investigations Report, almost 70% of confirmed
data breaches are...