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McAfee Buys Browser Isolation Firm Light Point Security

Santa Clara, Calif-based McAfee has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Baltimore, MD-based Light Point Security. Financial details have not been disclosed, but on completion of the acquisition, the Light Point staff will join McAfee, while the Light Point technology will be integrated into the McAfee Secure Web Gateway.Light Point Security, found
Publish At:2020-02-26 17:25 | Read:110 | Comments:0 | Tags:NEWS & INDUSTRY Data Protection

Kr00k Vulnerability Exposed Data From Over a Billion Wi-Fi Devices

A new vulnerability, which may have affected over one billion Wi-Fi-capable devices before patches were released, could have allowed hackers to obtain sensitive information from wireless communications, cybersecurity firm ESET revealed on Wednesday.Dubbed Kr00k and tracked as CVE-2019-15126, the vulnerability caused devices to use an all-zero encryption key
Publish At:2020-02-26 13:37 | Read:79 | Comments:0 | Tags:NEWS & INDUSTRY Wireless Security Vulnerabilities Data P

Scalable Data Protection Is Critical to Support Data Privacy

Modern privacy regulations are founded on a variety of principles going back to 1890 that sought to protect citizens from “yellow journalism.” Over the following years, governments enacted legislation that sought to respect an individual’s right to privacy, including their image and their correspondence. Following an uptick in data breache
Publish At:2020-02-26 10:55 | Read:211 | Comments:0 | Tags:Data Protection Automation Compliance Data Privacy Forrester

New Mexico Sues Google Over Collection of Children's Data

New Mexico’s attorney general sued Google Thursday over allegations the tech company is illegally collecting personal data generated by children in violation of federal and state laws.The lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Albuquerque claims Google is using its education services package that is marketed to school districts, teachers and parents as a wa
Publish At:2020-02-21 16:02 | Read:211 | Comments:0 | Tags:NEWS & INDUSTRY Privacy Compliance Data Protection Priva

Municipal Cyberattacks Put Us All at Risk: What Can We Learn From Previous Attacks?

2019 was a tough year for the overall cybersecurity of state and local governments and municipal institutions. If you follow security news, there were times when not a week would go by without word of how the latest municipal cyberattacks impeded or even halted day-to-day operations. This stream of recent hacking incidents targeting government and municipal
Publish At:2020-02-21 13:22 | Read:186 | Comments:0 | Tags:Data Protection Government Cyberattacks Data Breach Healthca

U.S. Combat Support Agency Discloses 2019 Data Breach

The United States’ Defence Information Systems Agency (DISA) has started notifying people that their personal information may have been compromised as a result of a data breach that occured in 2019.DISA is a Department of Defense combat support agency that employs over 8,000 military and civilian personnel. According to its website, it “provides, operates, a
Publish At:2020-02-21 12:16 | Read:184 | Comments:0 | Tags:NEWS & INDUSTRY Virus & Threats Incident Response Da

Making Cloud Security a Team Sport

While most large enterprises are moving to the cloud in some form, the path is never as direct as chief information officers (CIOs) and chief information security officers (CISOs) might like it to be. Most come to terms with the fact that the cloud won’t be a single offering, but rather a hybrid multicloud that aligns critical applications with cloud s
Publish At:2020-02-21 09:34 | Read:100 | Comments:0 | Tags:Cloud Security Cloud Cloud Adoption Cloud Infrastructure Clo

Cometdocs Threatens Legal Action Over Disclosure of Security Issues

Mobile cybersecurity firm Wandera has warned that document management apps made by Cometdocs can expose users’ files. Cometdocs has disputed the severity of the findings and has threatened legal action against reporters if they publish what the company considers to be inaccurate articles.Cometdocs provides an online document management system that enables us
Publish At:2020-02-20 12:45 | Read:156 | Comments:0 | Tags:Mobile Security NEWS & INDUSTRY Vulnerabilities Data Pro

Ring Rolls Out Mandatory 2FA, New Privacy Controls

Amazon-owned home security and smart home company Ring this week announced new security and privacy features for all of its users.Following reports of hackers accessing Ring cameras and spying on people or harassing them, the company is apparently working on addressing these issues, and has started with a CES announcement on a new Control Center for both iOS
Publish At:2020-02-20 09:43 | Read:228 | Comments:0 | Tags:Mobile Security NEWS & INDUSTRY Privacy Compliance Ident

Encryption Firm With NSA Roots Raises $10 Million

Enveil, a Fulton, Maryland-based data security company, today announced that it has secured $10 million in Series A funding. Founded in 2016, Enveil launched ZeroReveal in July 2018, its commercial homomorphic encryption product that helps protect data while it's being used or processed. The core technology originates from within the U.S. Nati
Publish At:2020-02-18 13:25 | Read:121 | Comments:0 | Tags:NEWS & INDUSTRY Data Protection

Microsoft Trials Election Security Solution in Wisconsin

Microsoft representatives are in Fulton, Wisconsin, on Tuesday to conduct the first real-world trials for ElectionGuard, the company’s open source election security solution.Introduced in May 2019, the free software development kit (SDK) was created in collaboration with Galois, aiming to provide end-to-end verification of elections. Moreover, the tool opens
Publish At:2020-02-18 12:14 | Read:197 | Comments:0 | Tags:NEWS & INDUSTRY Application Security Audits Security Arc

Egnyte Launches New Content Visibility and Control Platform

Mountain View, CA-based Egnyte is combining its Protect and Connect platforms into a single Content Services platform. As data has expanded, business has become more geographically dispersed, and data protection regulations have increased around the world, so it has become more important for companies to have a combined solution for connecting data to staff
Publish At:2020-02-18 12:14 | Read:195 | Comments:0 | Tags:NEWS & INDUSTRY Compliance Data Protection

Why Threat Actors Are Increasingly Conducting Cyberattacks on Local Government

Cyberattacks on local government in the U.S. have increased dramatically over the last several years. In 2019 alone, ransomware affected more than 100 state and local governments, according to Recorded Future — and that’s just one threat vector. Municipalities are also at risk from insider threats, coordinated attacks and other perils. What is it about
Publish At:2020-02-17 18:22 | Read:205 | Comments:0 | Tags:Government Credit Card Data Cyberattacks Data Breaches Data

WhatsApp Defends Encryption as It Tops 2 Billion Users

The Facebook-owned messaging service WhatsApp said Wednesday it now has more than two billion users around the world as it reaffirmed its commitment to strong encryption to protect privacy.WhatsApp, acquired by Facebook in 2014, has grown into one of the most widely used services in the Facebook "family" of apps, offering free messaging along with voice and
Publish At:2020-02-15 16:12 | Read:233 | Comments:0 | Tags:Mobile Security NEWS & INDUSTRY Privacy Data Protection

Microsoft Brings Safe Documents, Application Guard to More 365 ProPlus Users

Microsoft this week announced that Safe Documents and Application Guard, two security capabilities introduced last fall, are now available to more of its Office 365 ProPlus customers.Initially detailed at the Ignite 2019 conference in early November, the two features are meant to improve both security and productivity and are rooted in a seamless integration
Publish At:2020-02-15 16:11 | Read:121 | Comments:0 | Tags:NEWS & INDUSTRY Application Security Risk Management Clo


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