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Cyberhaven Raises $13 Million in Series A Funding

Data Behavior Analytics (DaBA) provider Cyberhaven last week revealed it secured $13 million in Series A funding amid the launch of its DaBA solution.The company claims to take a new approach to protecting business-critical data, by providing organizations with visibility into the behavior and movement of corporate trade secrets across both cloud and on-prem
Publish At:2019-12-09 10:15 | Read:85 | Comments:0 | Tags:NEWS & INDUSTRY Cloud Security Data Protection Managemen

‘Tis the Season for Cybersecurity: Stay Protected This Holiday Season

It’s beginning to look a lot like the holiday season – and with the holidays comes various opportunities for cyber-scrooges to exploit. While users prepare for the festivities, cybercriminals look for opportunities to scam holiday shoppers with various tricks. To shed more light on how these crooks are putting a damper on user’s holiday season, McAfee survey
Publish At:2019-12-06 16:45 | Read:254 | Comments:0 | Tags:Consumer Threat Notices mobile security computer security em

This Holiday Season, Watch Out for These Cyber-Grinch Tricks

Whether it be that their shoes are too tight, their heads aren’t screwed on just right, or they’re expressing a little bit of “Bah Humbug,” cyber-grinches and cyber-scrooges everywhere view the holiday season as a perfect opportunity to exploit users. In fact, McAfee recently conducted a survey of over 1,000 adults over the age of 18 in the U.S. from October
Publish At:2019-12-06 16:45 | Read:293 | Comments:0 | Tags:Consumer Threat Notices identity theft malware mobile securi

Beat Black Friday Scammers: Secure Your Online Purchases From Fake Payment Processors

They see you when you’re shopping, they know when you click “pay” – cybercriminals, that is. With Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals flooding the internet, malicious actors have many opportunities to exploit users rushing to purchase gifts for family and friends. And according to Ars Technica, thieves have devised a new way to steal payment-card
Publish At:2019-12-06 16:45 | Read:190 | Comments:0 | Tags:Consumer Threat Notices data protection cybersecurity vulner

Here’s What You Need to Know About Your Data Privacy in 2020

The end of 2019 is rapidly approaching, and with the coming of a new year comes the perfect opportunity to reflect on the past and plan for the months ahead. What will 2020 bring when it comes to cybersecurity and what can users do to ensure that they’re protected in the upcoming year? From new data privacy laws to how organizations collect and store user da
Publish At:2019-12-06 16:45 | Read:104 | Comments:0 | Tags:Consumer Threat Notices computer security data protection in

Huawei Asks Court to Throw Out US Telecom Funds Ban

Chinese tech giant Huawei is asking a U.S. federal court to throw out a rule that bars rural phone carriers from using government money to purchase its equipment on security grounds.The lawsuit announced Thursday is Huawei Technologies Ltd.’s second legal challenge this year to Trump administration efforts to reduce its already minimal U.S. market presence.
Publish At:2019-12-05 22:15 | Read:128 | Comments:0 | Tags:Mobile Security NEWS & INDUSTRY Wireless Security Risk M

TikTok Sued in US Over Alleged China Data Transfer

A university student in California has filed a class-action lawsuit against video app TikTok, which she accuses of harvesting large amounts of user data and storing it in China."TikTok clandestinely has vacuumed up and transferred to servers in China vast quantities of private and personally-identifiable user data," the court filing said.Misty Hong, a studen
Publish At:2019-12-04 10:15 | Read:183 | Comments:0 | Tags:NEWS & INDUSTRY Privacy Compliance Data Protection Priva

HelpSystems Acquires UK-based Content Protection Firm Clearswift

RUAG, a Switzerland-based firm that develops and markets civil and military technology applications for use in space, in the air and on land, has announced the sale of its cybersecurity subsidiary, Clearswift, to Minneapolis, Minnesota-based HelpSystems (itself bought by California private equity firm HGGC for $1.1 billion in 2018). RUAG is in the
Publish At:2019-12-03 22:15 | Read:159 | Comments:0 | Tags:NEWS & INDUSTRY Data Protection

Google: 80% of Android Apps Encrypt Traffic by Default

Google has shared some data on the adoption of Transport Layer Security (TLS) by Android applications and it seems that significant progress has been made over the past two years.According to Google, 80% of Android apps now encrypt traffic by default and the percentage is even higher in the case of applications designed for the latest versions of the operati
Publish At:2019-12-03 22:15 | Read:109 | Comments:0 | Tags:Mobile Security NEWS & INDUSTRY Application Security Vul

EU to Check How Facebook, Google Use Data: Spokeswoman

The European Commission said Monday it had begun a "preliminary investigation" into how Facebook and Google collect personal data and what they do with it."The Commission has sent out questionnaires as part of a preliminary investigation into Google’s and Facebook’s data practices," a Commission spokeswoman told AFP."These investigations concern the way data
Publish At:2019-12-03 10:15 | Read:231 | Comments:0 | Tags:NEWS & INDUSTRY Privacy Audits Compliance Data Protectio

Biometric data processing and storage system threats

Initially, digital biometric data processing systems were used primarily by government agencies and special services (police, customs, etc.). However, the rapid evolution of information technology has made biometric systems accessible for ‘civil’ use. They are increasingly becoming part of our everyday lives, augmenting and replacing traditional
Publish At:2019-12-02 13:05 | Read:209 | Comments:0 | Tags:Featured Malware reports Biometric authentication Data leaks

Twitter, Facebook User Data Improperly Accessed via Malicious SDKs

Twitter and Facebook this week took action against malicious mobile software development kits (SDKs) that were used to improperly access user data.Both companies have confirmed that, upon receiving reports of the malicious tools, they conducted their own investigations and concluded that the SDKs were indeed malicious. Users who downloaded and installed appl
Publish At:2019-11-30 10:15 | Read:254 | Comments:0 | Tags:Mobile Security NEWS & INDUSTRY Privacy Data Protection

Hackers Accessed Information of T-Mobile Prepaid Customers

T-Mobile informed some prepaid customers this week that their personal information may have been compromised as a result of a hacker attack.The company said it recently noticed unauthorized access to some prepaid wireless accounts. These accounts can store names, billing addresses, phone numbers, account numbers, and details about the customer’s mobile plans
Publish At:2019-11-22 22:15 | Read:214 | Comments:0 | Tags:NEWS & INDUSTRY Virus & Threats Data Protection Cybe

Amnesty International Calls Facebook, Google Rights Abusers

Amnesty International issued a scathing indictment of the world’s dominant internet corporations, arguing in a new report that Google and Facebook should be forced to abandon what it calls their surveillance-based business model because it is “predicated on human rights abuse.”The London-based global rights group said in the 60-page report published Thursday
Publish At:2019-11-21 10:15 | Read:203 | Comments:0 | Tags:NEWS & INDUSTRY Privacy Data Protection Privacy & Co

Clumio Completes $135 Million Series C Funding Round

Data protection provider Clumio this week announced the completion of a $135 million Series C funding round, which brings the total raised by the company to date to $186 million.Clumio offers secure backup as a service, aiming to address data protection problems by leveraging the cloud, thus eliminating the need for specialized hardware or software to keep d
Publish At:2019-11-21 10:15 | Read:208 | Comments:0 | Tags:NEWS & INDUSTRY Data Protection Management & Strateg

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