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Improving Your Security Posture with the Pipeline Cybersecurity Initiative

A few years ago, I worked alongside some oil commodity traders. Environmental concerns aside, I never realized how many parts were required to get the oil out of the ground, not to mention everything else that finally resulted in the production of refined products that surround our lives. As a cybersecurity professional, I was more interested in how all
Publish At:2021-01-20 00:38 | Read:187 | Comments:0 | Tags:Featured Articles ICS Security CISA compliance Critical Infr

WhatsApp Delays Data Sharing Change After Backlash

WhatsApp on Friday postponed a data-sharing change as users concerned about privacy fled the Facebook-owned messaging service and flocked to rivals Telegram and Signal.The smartphone app, a huge hit across the world, canceled its February 8 deadline for accepting an update to its terms concerning sharing data with Facebook, saying it would use the pause to c
Publish At:2021-01-18 12:35 | Read:113 | Comments:0 | Tags:NEWS & INDUSTRY Privacy Compliance Data Protection Priva

EU Court Opinion Leaves Facebook More Exposed Over Privacy

Any EU country can take legal action against companies like Facebook over cross-border violations of data privacy rules, not just the main regulator in charge of the company, a top court adviser said Wednesday.The preliminary opinion is part of a long-running legal battle between Facebook and Belgium’s data protection authority over the company’s use of cook
Publish At:2021-01-14 07:11 | Read:134 | Comments:0 | Tags:NEWS & INDUSTRY Privacy Compliance Data Protection Priva

WhatsApp Stresses Privacy as Users Flock to Rivals

WhatsApp on Tuesday reassured users about privacy at the Facebook-owned messaging service as people flocked to rivals Telegram and Signal following a tweak to its terms.There was "a lot of misinformation" about an update to terms of service regarding an option to use WhatsApp to message businesses, Facebook executive Adam Mosseri, who heads Instagram, said i
Publish At:2021-01-13 11:41 | Read:133 | Comments:0 | Tags:Mobile Security NEWS & INDUSTRY Privacy Compliance Data

New Resources Define Cloud Security and Privacy Responsibilities

Data protection and compliance solutions provider HITRUST has announced the release of new Shared Responsibility Matrices for Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure.Best known for the HITRUST CSF (Common Security Framework), the Texas-based company has worked with healthcare, technology and information security organizations to help organizations safe
Publish At:2021-01-12 16:11 | Read:163 | Comments:0 | Tags:NEWS & INDUSTRY Privacy Compliance Cloud Security Privac

Class Action Lawsuit Filed Against SolarWinds Over Hack

A class action lawsuit was filed on behalf of SolarWinds investors this week over the cybersecurity breach suffered by the Texas-based IT management solutions provider.A complaint was filed in the Western District of Texas by Timothy Bremer on behalf of shareholders, specifically those who acquired SolarWinds stock between February 24, 2020, and December 15,
Publish At:2021-01-06 11:59 | Read:152 | Comments:0 | Tags:Cyberwarfare NEWS & INDUSTRY Incident Response Complianc

Singapore Admits Police Can Access Contact-Tracing Data

Singapore has admitted data collected for contact-tracing can be accessed by police despite earlier assurances it would only be used to fight the coronavirus, sparking privacy concerns Tuesday about the scheme.The city-state has a programme called "TraceTogether" for tracking close contacts of Covid-19 patients, that works via both a phone app and a dongle.T
Publish At:2021-01-06 08:05 | Read:176 | Comments:0 | Tags:NEWS & INDUSTRY Privacy Compliance Data Protection Priva

U.S. Releases Cybersecurity Plan for Maritime Sector

The U.S. government has released a plan with a list of top-priority items to mitigate threats and provide security to the crucial maritime sector.The National Maritime Cybersecurity Plan, which was made public (PDF) on Tuesday, highlights several priority actions to close maritime cybersecurity gaps and vulnerabilities over the next five years.The maritime s
Publish At:2021-01-05 20:23 | Read:161 | Comments:0 | Tags:Disaster Recovery NEWS & INDUSTRY Incident Response Comp

Data Security Providers Netwrix and Stealthbits Merge

Data security solutions provider Netwrix has merged with Stealthbits, a cybersecurity company focused on protecting sensitive data and credentials. Founded in 2006, the Irvine, California-based Netwrix claims to provide over 10,000 organizations around the world with the necessary tools to reclaim control over sensitive, business-critical data, helping
Publish At:2021-01-05 16:29 | Read:178 | Comments:0 | Tags:Endpoint Security NEWS & INDUSTRY Privacy Audits Email S

SASE Provider iboss Banks $145 Million Equity Funding

Cloud-delivered network security startup iboss on Tuesday announced the closing of a new $145 million financing deal to speed up growth in a lucrative market.iboss, founded by twin brothers Paul and Peter Martini five years ago, previously banked $35 million in venture capital funding from Goldman Sachs.The new round of financing was led by NightDragon and F
Publish At:2021-01-05 16:29 | Read:230 | Comments:0 | Tags:Endpoint Security Mobile Security NEWS & INDUSTRY Audits

GDPR Fines Exceeded €170 Million in 2020

Fines issued for violations of the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in 2020 exceeded €170 million, or roughly $200 million.The GDPR, which requires organizations to protect the personal data and privacy of EU citizens, came into force in May 2018, and, based on publicly available information, it since resulted in fines totaling more than €250 m
Publish At:2021-01-05 08:41 | Read:272 | Comments:0 | Tags:NEWS & INDUSTRY Privacy Compliance Data Protection Priva

Slack Outage Causing Enterprise Security Hiccups

Business communications platform Slack is scrambling to recover from an ongoing outage that is proving disruptive to cybersecurity response teams around the world.At 7:15AM PST, the San Francisco, Calif.-based Slack confirmed users were “having trouble loading channels or connecting to Slack.”   No other details were provided on the cause of the ou
Publish At:2021-01-04 13:11 | Read:182 | Comments:0 | Tags:Endpoint Security NEWS & INDUSTRY Application Security A

Tech Giants Show Support for WhatsApp in Lawsuit Against Spyware Firm

Microsoft, Cisco, GitHub, Google, LinkedIn, VMware and the Internet Association have filed an amicus brief in support of WhatsApp in the legal case against the NSO Group.Facebook-owned messaging service WhatsApp filed the lawsuit in October 2019 in California, accusing Israeli technology firm NSO Group of spying on journalists, human rights activists and oth
Publish At:2020-12-22 13:11 | Read:362 | Comments:0 | Tags:Mobile Security NEWS & INDUSTRY Privacy Compliance Track

Facebook Criticizes Apple Privacy Policy in Newspaper Ads

Facebook is again pushing back on new Apple privacy rules for its mobile devices, this time saying in full page newspaper ads that the social media giant is standing up for small businesses.In ads that ran in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and other national newspapers Wednesday, Facebook said Apple’s new rules “limit businesses’ ability to run
Publish At:2020-12-17 08:23 | Read:229 | Comments:0 | Tags:NEWS & INDUSTRY Privacy Compliance Privacy & Complia

EU, Britain to Toughen Rules, Fines for Tech Giants

Big tech companies face hefty fines in the European Union and Britain if they treat rivals unfairly or fail to protect users on their platforms, in proposed regulations unveiled Tuesday by officials in Brussels and London.The EU outlined the long-awaited, sweeping overhaul of its digital rulebook while the British government released its own plans to step up
Publish At:2020-12-16 08:59 | Read:278 | Comments:0 | Tags:NEWS & INDUSTRY Privacy Compliance Data Protection Priva


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