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Apple Received Tens of Thousands of Government Requests in H1 2019

Apple has published its latest transparency report, which provides details on the number of government requests the tech company received during the first half of 2019.Between January 1 and June 30, 2019, Apple received from governments device-based requests (related to lost or stolen devices, or fraud investigations), financial identifier-based requests (fo
Publish At:2020-01-20 12:00 | Read:220 | Comments:0 | Tags:Mobile Security NEWS & INDUSTRY Privacy Compliance Track

NIST Releases Framework for Privacy Risk Management

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) last week announced version 1.0 of its Privacy Framework, a tool designed to help organizations manage privacy risks.NIST published a preliminary draft of the Privacy Framework in September 2019, when it requested public feedback. The agency had initially hoped to release version 1.0 by the end of 201
Publish At:2020-01-20 10:15 | Read:260 | Comments:0 | Tags:NEWS & INDUSTRY Privacy Compliance Risk Management Data

Industry Reactions to Crypto Vulnerability Found by NSA: Feedback Friday

One of the vulnerabilities patched this week by Microsoft in its Windows operating system is a crypto-related issue that was reported to the company by the U.S. National Security Agency.The vulnerability, tracked as CVE-2020-0601 and dubbed ChainOfFools and CurveBall, affects Windows 10, Server 2016 and Server 2019, as well as applications that rely on Windo
Publish At:2020-01-17 22:15 | Read:325 | Comments:0 | Tags:NEWS & INDUSTRY Virus & Threats Risk Management Vuln

Data Security Startup Cyral Emerges From Stealth Mode

California-based data security startup Cyral emerged from stealth mode this week and announced that it has raised $11 million in a Series A funding round. The company previously received $4.1 million in an angel investment round, which brings the total raised to date to over $15 million.Cyral provides a cloud-native service designed to make it easy for organ
Publish At:2020-01-17 22:15 | Read:256 | Comments:0 | Tags:NEWS & INDUSTRY Data Protection Management & Strateg

New Legislation Would Require a Cybersecurity Coordinator in Every State

Cybersecurity State Coordinator Program Would Bolster State and Local Cybersecurity Four United States Senators have introduced a bipartisan bill that would require the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to establish a Cybersecurity State Coordinator program, with each of the 50 states having its own federally funded Cybersecurity Coordinator.Proposed by
Publish At:2020-01-17 22:15 | Read:244 | Comments:0 | Tags:NEWS & INDUSTRY Management & Strategy

Hackers Earn $275,000 for Vulnerabilities in U.S. Army Systems

A total of 146 valid vulnerabilities were reported as part of the second Hack the Army bug bounty program, and more than $275,000 were paid in rewards.The challenge ran between October 9 and November 15, 2019, and was the result of a partnership between the Defense Digital Service, the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), and hacker-powered pentesting platform
Publish At:2020-01-17 12:00 | Read:122 | Comments:0 | Tags:NEWS & INDUSTRY Vulnerabilities Management & Strateg

Peter Leav Named CEO of McAfee

Cybersecurity firm McAfee announced on Thursday that its board of managers has appointed Peter Leav as the company’s new chief executive officer after Chris Young decided to step down.Leav will take on the role of CEO on February 3 and he will also be appointed to the company’s board of managers. Young will stay on in an advisory role to assist with the tran
Publish At:2020-01-17 10:15 | Read:229 | Comments:0 | Tags:Endpoint Security NEWS & INDUSTRY Management & Strat

FBI Plans to Notify States About Local Election Breaches

The FBI, in a change of policy, is committing to inform state officials if local election systems have been breached, federal officials said Thursday.In the past, the FBI would alert local governments about attacks on their electoral systems without automatically sharing that information with the state. That meant state officials, left in the dark, might be
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Cloudflare Announces Free Security Services for Political Campaigns

Security and web performance company Cloudflare has announced a suite of services for the cyber-protection of political campaigns in the United States and worldwide.After helping U.S. state and local government entities secure their election websites, for free, as part of the 2017 Athenian Project, the company feels that the targeting of political parties an
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Equifax Ordered to Spend $1 Billion on Data Security Under Data Breach Settlement

Court Approves Equifax Data Breach SettlementOn January 13, 2020, a federal court approved the proposed settlement for the class action suit filed against Equifax over the massive data breach it disclosed in September 2017.Roughly 147 million people had their personal information compromised in the incident, which was likely the result of Equifax’s negligenc
Publish At:2020-01-16 22:15 | Read:110 | Comments:0 | Tags:NEWS & INDUSTRY Management & Strategy

Many High-Risk Users Have Bad Security Habits: Google Survey

High-risk users are aware that they are more likely to be targeted by hackers compared to the general population, but many of them still have bad security habits, a Google survey shows.High-risk user groups include business executives, politicians and their staff, activists, journalists and online influencers. Individuals in these categories are more likely
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Trusona Raises $20 Million in Series C Funding Round

Passwordless multi-factor authentication technology provider Trusona this week announced it has raised $20 million as part of a Series C funding round led by Georgian Partners.Scottsdale, Arizona-based Trusona was founded in 2015 by Ori Eisen, who also acts as CEO. The company’s platform is used by organizations in the financial services, healthcare, higher
Publish At:2020-01-15 22:15 | Read:175 | Comments:0 | Tags:NEWS & INDUSTRY Identity & Access Management & S

Google Simplifies Enrollment Process for Advanced Protection Program

Google announced on Wednesday that it has simplified the enrollment process for its Advanced Protection Program and it now allows users to activate a security key on their iPhone.Google’s Advanced Protection Program (APP) is designed to help high-risk users add an extra layer of protection to their account through the use of security keys.High-risk users are
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Public Bug Bounty Program Launched for Kubernetes

The Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) this week announced the launch of a public bug bounty program for Kubernetes, with rewards of up to $10,000 per vulnerability.Kubernetes is an open-source system designed for automating deployment, scaling and management of containerized applications. It was originally developed by Google and it’s now maintained b
Publish At:2020-01-15 22:15 | Read:184 | Comments:0 | Tags:NEWS & INDUSTRY Vulnerabilities Management & Strateg

NortonLifeLock to Sell ID Analytics Business to LexisNexis Risk Solutions

NortonLifeLock (NASDAQ: NLOK) announced on Monday that it has agreed to sell its ID Analytics business to LexisNexis Risk Solutions for $375 million. Founded in 2002, San Diego-based ID Analytics offers solutions that provide risk insights to enterprises through the combination of proprietary data, analytics, and near real-time cross-industry consumer i
Publish At:2020-01-13 22:15 | Read:125 | Comments:0 | Tags:NEWS & INDUSTRY Management & Strategy

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