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The combined entity offers more than a half-dozen security solutions for data security risk detection and cyber-attack protection, response, and recovery. [Read More]
GDPR fines exceeded €170 million ($200 million) in 2020, with Italy, the UK and Germany accounting for the highest total fines. [Read More]
The business communications platform acknowledged an “incident” causing major disruptions to cybersecurity teams around the world. [Read More]
Microsoft and other tech giants filed an amicus brief in the legal case brought by WhatsApp against the NSO Group. [Read More]
Facebook is again pushing back on new Apple privacy rules for its mobile devices, this time saying in full page newspaper ads that the social media giant is standing up for small businesses. [Read More]
Big tech companies face hefty fines in the European Union and Britain if they treat rivals unfairly or fail to protect users on their platforms. [Read More]
Google has hired Goldman Sach veteran Phil Venables to manage risk for the Google Cloud product lines. [Read More]
France's CNIL data privacy watchdog slapped 135 million euros in fines on US tech titans Google and Amazon for placing advertising cookies on users' computers without consent. [Read More]
The new financing round was led by Canvas Ventures. Previously, Skyflow raised $7.5 million in a seed round led by Foundation Capital. [Read More]
The US Treasury has extended by seven days the November 27 deadline given to the Chinese owner of TikTok to sell the popular social media platform's American business. [Read More]

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Jalal Bouhdada's picture
Jalal Bouhdada, Founder and Principal ICS Security Consultant at Applied Risk, discusses the implications of the new EU Directive on Security of Network and Information Systems (NIS)
Steven Grossman's picture
Why do we seem to need layer upon layer of regulation and guidance to try to ensure a more secure business world? Is it working?
Travis Greene's picture
Reducing the amount of personal data subject to GDPR is a critical step towards minimizing the amount of risk that GDPR will expose.
Steven Grossman's picture
The PCI DSS 3.2 should greatly help companies reduce third party vendor risk, and is starting to shift from just a check-the-compliance-box activity to a more continuous compliance model.
Travis Greene's picture
To understand why return on Access Governance is lower versus other security technologies, we first need to understand why Access Governance is implemented in the first place.
Torsten George's picture
To achieve continuous compliance and monitoring, organizations are forced to automate many otherwise manual, labor-intensive tasks.
Torsten George's picture
The NIST Cybersecurity Framework is an important building block, but still just the first step towards implementing operationalized defenses against cyber security risks.
James McFarlin's picture
U.S tech giants are playing a game of high-stakes global brinksmanship around who has rights to control their data, which impacts their European growth prospects, business models, and ultimately stock valuations.
Mark Hatton's picture
The oversight for the protection of healthcare information is only getting tighter, and it is incumbent upon the security teams to ensure healthcare professionals have all the tools necessary to improve patient outcomes, while we worry about keeping the bad guys away.
Nimmy Reichenberg's picture
With the release of PCI-DSS 3.0, organizations have a framework for payment security as part of their business-as-usual activities by introducing more flexibility, and an increased focus on education, awareness and security as a shared responsibility.