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InfoTrax Settles With FTC Over Data Breach

Backend operation services provider InfoTrax Systems has reached a settlement with the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) over a data breach discovered in 2016, the agency announced this week.Utah-based InfoTrax provides multi-level marketers with a variety of services, including compensation, inventory, accounting, and training, as well as data security, i
Publish At:2019-11-15 10:15 | Read:77 | Comments:0 | Tags:NEWS & INDUSTRY Incident Response Compliance Risk Manage

Canada Spy Agencies Split Over Proposed Huawei 5G Ban: Media

Canada's spy agencies are divided over whether or not to ban Chinese technology giant Huawei from fifth generation (5G) networks over security concerns, the Globe and Mail reported Wednesday.The Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) and the Communications Security Establishment (CSE) were tasked with conducting a cybersecurity review to evaluate the
Publish At:2019-11-13 22:15 | Read:84 | Comments:0 | Tags:Cyberwarfare Mobile Security NEWS & INDUSTRY Virus &

Google Healthcare Data Move Makes Some Queasy

Google on Tuesday defended a project aimed at modernizing healthcare while giving it access to medical data of millions of people.Reports that Google was amassing medical data prompted a blog post by the Internet giant revealing a project code-named "Nightingale," evidently in tribute to Florence Nightingale whose nursing work during the Crimean War in the 1
Publish At:2019-11-13 10:15 | Read:118 | Comments:0 | Tags:NEWS & INDUSTRY Privacy Compliance Data Protection Priva

PCI DSS Compliance Between Audits is Declining: Verizon

Companies subject to PCI DSS security requirements are audited once per year, yet many of these companies continue to be breached. It is not that PCI DSS fails, but that companies fail to maintain compliance from one audit to the next. According to Verizon's 2016-2018 dataset, at the time of a breach, no organization was compliant across all 12 PCI DSS requi
Publish At:2019-11-12 22:15 | Read:200 | Comments:0 | Tags:NEWS & INDUSTRY Compliance Data Protection

Aussie Consumer Watchdog Sues Google Over Location Data Use

Australia's consumer watchdog on Tuesday announced legal action against Google for allegedly misleading customers about the way it collects and uses personal location data.The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) claims Google collected, kept and used "highly sensitive and valuable personal information" of Android phone and tablet users with
Publish At:2019-10-29 10:15 | Read:496 | Comments:0 | Tags:NEWS & INDUSTRY Privacy Compliance Privacy & Complia

Trend Micro Acquires Cloud Security Firm Cloud Conformity

Trend Micro on Monday announced the acquisition of cloud security company Cloud Conformity for $70 million.Founded in Australia, Cloud Conformity specializes in cloud security posture management (CSPM) and it provides cloud security, governance and compliance solutions for organizations using AWS, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud.By acquiring Cloud Conformit
Publish At:2019-10-21 12:00 | Read:300 | Comments:0 | Tags:NEWS & INDUSTRY Compliance Cloud Security Management &am

New Cybersecurity Bills Promote CISOs and Privacy

Two bills, currently in the Senate, have the potential to change the U.S. cybersecurity landscape if passed into law. The first is the 'Cybersecurity Disclosure Act of 2019', introduced by Senator Jack Reed (D-RI) on 28 February 2019. The second is the 'Mind Your Own Business Act of 2019', introduced by Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) last week on 17 October 2019.T
Publish At:2019-10-21 12:00 | Read:188 | Comments:0 | Tags:NEWS & INDUSTRY Compliance

Huawei Lashes Out at Estonia for 'Unfounded' Security Claims

Chinese telecom company Huawei on Tuesday criticized the Estonian government and media for spreading what it says are “arbitrary and unfounded” allegations about cybersecurity risks related to the company’s mobile phones.Hong Yang, head of Huawei’s Baltic consumer business, said in a statement that the company “is always ready to defend its rights and intere
Publish At:2019-10-17 12:00 | Read:321 | Comments:0 | Tags:Mobile Security NEWS & INDUSTRY Privacy Wireless Securit

German 5G Rules Avoid Huawei Ban; US Warns on Intel Sharing

Germany released draft security guidelines on Tuesday for next generation wireless networks that stopped short of banning Huawei, as the U.S. warned again it would reconsider intelligence sharing with allies that use the Chinese company’s equipment.The Federal Network Agency catalog of conditions for suppliers of new 5G networks include requiring certificati
Publish At:2019-10-17 00:00 | Read:290 | Comments:0 | Tags:Cyberwarfare NEWS & INDUSTRY Wireless Security Complianc

Huawei Says Nine-Month Revenue Up Despite US Pressure

Chinese tech giant Huawei said on Wednesday that its revenue for the first nine months of the year grew by almost a quarter despite a US campaign to isolate the company globally.Huawei's revenues jumped 24.4 percent on-year to 610.8 billion yuan ($86.2 billion) and its profit margin increased 8.7 percent, it announced.Huawei, based in the southern Chinese ci
Publish At:2019-10-16 12:00 | Read:152 | Comments:0 | Tags:Cyberwarfare NEWS & INDUSTRY Virus & Threats Complia

Turkey Fines Facebook for Breach of Data Protection Laws

Turkey’s data protection authority says it has imposed a 1.6 million Turkish lira ($280,000) fine on Facebook for contravening the country’s data laws.The Turkish Personal Data Protection Council said Thursday that personal data belonging to 280,959 Turkish users, including their names, gender, birth dates, relationship status, religion and search history, w
Publish At:2019-10-04 12:00 | Read:495 | Comments:0 | Tags:NEWS & INDUSTRY Privacy Compliance Data Protection Priva

Dunkin' Donuts Sued by New York's State Attorney General Over Data Breaches

New York Attorney General Letitia James filed a lawsuit against Dunkin' Donuts in the Supreme Court of the State of New York on Thursday, September 26, 2019. The complaint alleges fraudulent, deceptive and illegal conduct, and focuses on Dunkin' Donuts breaches in 2015 and 2018. It claims an alleged failure to respond to these breaches in violation of state
Publish At:2019-09-28 00:00 | Read:403 | Comments:0 | Tags:NEWS & INDUSTRY Privacy Audits Incident Response Complia

GAO Says Electric Grid Cybersecurity Risks Only Partially Assessed

A new report from the United States Government Accountability Office (GAO) shows that the Department of Energy (DOE) has yet to fully analyze the electric grid cybersecurity risks.The report includes the findings of a recently conducted review of the cybersecurity of the national electric grid, which includes “the commercial electric power generation, transm
Publish At:2019-09-27 12:00 | Read:347 | Comments:0 | Tags:NEWS & INDUSTRY SCADA / ICS Virus & Threats Complian

Google Wins EU Fight Against Worldwide 'Right to be Forgotten'

Google is not required to apply an EU "right to be forgotten" to its search engine domains outside Europe, the EU's top court ruled Tuesday in a landmark decision.The European Court of Justice handed victory to Google in the case, seen as crucial in determining whether EU online regulation should apply beyond Europe's borders or not.The US internet
Publish At:2019-09-24 12:00 | Read:335 | Comments:0 | Tags:NEWS & INDUSTRY Privacy Compliance Privacy & Complia

Twitter Closes Thousands of Fake News Accounts Worldwide

Twitter said Friday it has closed down thousands of accounts across the world for spreading fake news as well as pro-government propaganda, including in places like the United Arab Emirates, China and Spain.Accounts coming from China seeking to sow discord among protesters in Hong Kong were closed down, as were accounts amplifying a pro-Saudi message coming
Publish At:2019-09-20 12:00 | Read:311 | Comments:0 | Tags:NEWS & INDUSTRY Fraud & Identity Theft Compliance Pr

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