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Facebook is subject to EU privacy challenges from watchdogs in any of the bloc’s member states, not just its lead regulator in Ireland, the bloc’s top court ruled Tuesday, in a ruling that has implications for other big tech companies. [Read More]
French court rules that Ikea had set up an elaborate system to illegally spy on hundreds of employees and job applicants over several years, using private detectives as well as police sources. [Read More]
General Manager of the Microsoft Threat Intelligence Center (MSTIC) John Lambert recently keynoted the SecurityWeek threat-intelligence summit where he called for a more collaborative approach to information sharing in cybersecurity. [Read More]
Apple ships an out-of-band iOS update for older iPhones and iPads alongside a warning that a pair of WebKit security vulnerabilities may have been actively exploited. [Read More]
Following a major software supply chain compromise that exposed data for several major companies, CodeCov plans to kill off the Bash Uploader tool that was responsible for the breach. [Read More]
After a major restructuring earlier this year, Akamai hands security leadership reins to 15-year cybersecurity veteran Dr Boaz Gelbord. [Read More]
Google is offering U.K. regulators a role overseeing its phasing out of ad-tracking technology from its Chrome browser, in a package of commitments the tech giant is proposing to apply globally to head off a competition investigation. [Read More]
Apple maintains it was blindsided and handcuffed by a Trump administration probe that resulted in the company handing over phone data from two Democratic congressmen. [Read More]
Recorded Future launches an in-house initiative that sets aside $20 million to invest in seed-stage and Series A startups in the nascent threat-intelligence space. [Read More]
Federal police broke Canada's privacy laws by using a US company's controversial facial recognition software in hundreds of searches. [Read More]

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Gordon Lawson's picture
While obscurity is an offensive tool for attackers, it also represents a defensive measure for organizations. Let’s consider the benefits of concealing network infrastructure and activity from the outside world to reduce the enterprise attack surface.
Preston Hogue's picture
There is a dawning realization of the potential danger posed by algorithms, written by humans to steer other humans.
Preston Hogue's picture
Everywhere you go, you cast a shadow of data that, taken together, reveals who you are, what you like to do, your habits, your addictions.
Alastair Paterson's picture
For companies based in the U.S. with customers and files in many different countries, reconciling conflicting practices and laws is likely to remain a serious headache for years to come.
Jim Gordon's picture
Individuals and security professionals should have a 360 mindset and know the actions needed to take in the pursuit of data protection and the preservation of privacy.
David Holmes's picture
Architects and IT security teams are looking for technology evolutions to help them manage real problems in endpoint storage and messaging.
Josh Lefkowitz's picture
Regardless of which framework you use, it’s crucial to operationalize it in the context of your organization’s unique environment and risk factors.
Laurence Pitt's picture
In the coming years the data protection and privacy landscape will change dramatically, improving the experience for us as individuals but potentially making things more complex for businesses.
Alastair Paterson's picture
With more legislation expected, every company should ensure they have a robust framework in place along with strong data mapping capabilities.
Torsten George's picture
By implementing the core pillars of GDPR, organizations can assure they meet the mandate’s requirements while strengthening their cyber security posture.