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Mozilla Joins Apple, Google in Reducing TLS Certificate Lifespans

Mozilla is the latest browser maker to have announced updated policies that would reduce the lifetime of TLS (Transport Layer Security) certificates.Currently, SSL/TLS certificates have a maximum lifespan of 825 days, but, in an attempt to ensure better protection of HTTPS connections, browser makers such as Apple, Google and Mozilla are looking into reducin
Publish At:2020-07-14 01:00 | Read:86 | Comments:0 | Tags:NEWS & INDUSTRY Identity & Access Data Protection Ma

Germany Seizes Server Hosting Pilfered U.S. Police Files

At the behest of the U.S. government, German authorities have seized a computer server that hosted a huge cache of files from scores of U.S. federal, state and local law enforcement agencies obtained in a Houston data breach last month.The server was being used by a WikiLeaks-like data transparency collective called Distributed Denial of Secrets to share doc
Publish At:2020-07-09 16:45 | Read:193 | Comments:0 | Tags:NEWS & INDUSTRY Incident Response Data Protection Tracki

Overcoming Data Security Challenges in a Hybrid, Multicloud World

Cloud computing is evolving at a rapid pace. Today, there’s a range of choices for moving applications and data to cloud that includes various deployment models from public and private to hybrid cloud service types. Organizations are seeking ways to utilize multiple clouds as part of a broader digital strategy. With a multicloud approach, companies can avoid
Publish At:2020-07-09 13:35 | Read:181 | Comments:0 | Tags:Cloud Security Data Protection Data Security Hybrid Cloud In

Microsoft Adds New Data Corruption Preventions to Windows

Microsoft this week announced Kernel Data Protection (KDP), new technology that aims to protect the Windows kernel and drivers from data corruption attacks.Such attacks can result in modifications to system security policies, privilege escalation, and security attestation tampering, among others, and Microsoft’s KDP aims to prevent them through virtualizatio
Publish At:2020-07-09 12:54 | Read:221 | Comments:0 | Tags:NEWS & INDUSTRY Security Architecture Data Protection Se

Cyberattack Simulation Company XM Cyber Raises $17 Million

XM Cyber, an Israel-based company that offers a cyberattack simulation platform, announced on Thursday that it raised $17 million in a Series B funding round.The latest funding round, which brings the total raised by the firm to $49 million, saw participation from Macquarie Capital, Nasdaq Ventures, Our Innovation Fund, and Swarth Group.The money will be use
Publish At:2020-07-09 05:11 | Read:61 | Comments:0 | Tags:Network Security NEWS & INDUSTRY Identity & Access R

Over 5 Billion Unique Credentials Offered on Cybercrime Marketplaces

More than 15 billion username and password pairs have been offered on cybercrime marketplaces, including over 5 billion unique credentials, according to a report published on Wednesday by San Francisco-based risk protection solutions provider Digital Shadows.Over the past few years, Digital Shadows added to its breach repository more than 15 billion credenti
Publish At:2020-07-08 15:35 | Read:140 | Comments:0 | Tags:NEWS & INDUSTRY Fraud & Identity Theft Identity &

Future-Proofing Data With a Data Encryption Plan

Data volume storage needs are growing exponentially across hybrid multicloud environments. Meanwhile, companies are being faced with a greater number of regulations to follow, as well as increased exposure to data ransomware, theft and misuse. Many regulations, such as the General Data Protection Regulation, highlight encryption as an example of appropriate
Publish At:2020-07-08 10:58 | Read:130 | Comments:0 | Tags:Cloud Security Data Protection data encryption Compliance Da

Video Conferencing Security Tips You May Have Overlooked

Video conferencing applications grew substantially following the outbreak of the coronavirus (COVID-19) global pandemic. According to Research and Markets article “Video Conferencing Demand Rises due to Social-Distancing,” video conferencing software experienced 62 million downloads in March 2020. This increase in use resulted from businesses ado
Publish At:2020-07-08 10:58 | Read:94 | Comments:0 | Tags:Data Protection Risk Management Software & App Vulnerabiliti

Federal Judge Upholds Maine's Strict Internet Privacy Law

A federal judge on Tuesday rejected a challenge by internet service providers and upheld Maine’s “opt-in” web privacy law, one of the strictest in the nation.Judge Lance Walker said four industry associations that sued failed to demonstrate that the law violates the First Amendment. He also rejected the contention that the law conflicts with existing federal
Publish At:2020-07-08 09:52 | Read:105 | Comments:0 | Tags:NEWS & INDUSTRY Privacy Compliance Data Protection Priva

EDP Renewables North America Discloses Data Breach

Renewable energy company EDP Renewables North America (EDPR NA) has started informing customers that its internal systems were breached by cybercriminals.EDPR NA is part of energy provider EDP Renováveis, which is headquartered in Madrid, Spain, and is a subsidiary of Energias de Portugal, the electric utilities company founded in 1976 by the government of P
Publish At:2020-07-07 14:34 | Read:263 | Comments:0 | Tags:NEWS & INDUSTRY Incident Response Data Protection Cyberc

US Senate Panel OKs Online Child Protection Bill Amid Privacy Fears

A US Senate panel Thursday approved legislation aimed at combatting online child exploitation as civil liberties activists warned the measure could lead to an array of constitutional and privacy problems.The Judiciary Committee voted to approve a revised version of the Earn It Act which would eliminate "blanket liability protection" for online platforms whic
Publish At:2020-07-03 10:11 | Read:225 | Comments:0 | Tags:NEWS & INDUSTRY Privacy Data Protection Privacy & Co

Cyber Crimes on 4th of July Amid Corona Times

Cyber Crimes on 4th of July Amid Corona Times July 3rd, 2020 No Comments antivirus, Data Privacy, Data Protection, Mobile Security, Online Privacy, Online Safety, PC security, remote work It’s clear to everyone that we are living in unprecedented ti
Publish At:2020-07-03 10:06 | Read:311 | Comments:0 | Tags:antivirus Data Privacy Data Protection Mobile Security Onlin

Zoom Got Big Fast. Then Videobombers Made It Rework Security

Back in March as the coronavirus pandemic gathered steam in the U.S., a largely unheralded video-conferencing service suddenly found itself in the spotlight.And just as quickly as Zoom became a household name for connecting work colleagues, church and school groups, friends, family, book clubs and others during stay-at-home lockdowns, it also gained a reputa
Publish At:2020-07-02 03:19 | Read:167 | Comments:0 | Tags:NEWS & INDUSTRY Privacy Compliance Data Protection Priva

e-Learning Platform OneClass Exposed Data on Students, Lecturers

An Elasticsearch database pertaining to e-learning platform OneClass was found to expose data on over one million students and lecturers, vpnMentor reveals.Headquartered in Toronto, Canada, the remote learning platform provides students in North America with study guides and educational materials. The company claims to have served over 600,000 students to da
Publish At:2020-07-01 00:17 | Read:219 | Comments:0 | Tags:NEWS & INDUSTRY Privacy Identity & Access Data Prote

What to Expect from Brazil’s New Data Protection Law

The European GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) is one of the most influential consumer privacy laws that has affected 500,000 companies throughout the world. This law has played a crucial role in formulating another substantial privacy law known as the California Consumer Privacy Act that came into effect on January 1, 2020.Similar to the European GD
Publish At:2020-06-28 23:02 | Read:115 | Comments:0 | Tags:Featured Articles IT Security and Data Protection data prote

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