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Microsoft announces the public preview of end-to-end encryption for one-to-one Microsoft Teams calls. [Read More]
Snapchat’s corporate parent disclosed Thursday that its ad sales are being hurt by a privacy crackdown that rolled out on Apple’s iPhones earlier this year, raising investor fears that the app’s financial growth is going into a tailspin. [Read More]
CISA warns that the BlackMatter ransomware has targeted multiple critical infrastructure entities in the United States, including organizations in the food industry. [Read More]
Symantec is warning about a threat actor targeting multiple entities in South Asia, with a focus on Afghanistan - for data theft and cyberespionage. [Read More]
The company plans to use the investment to further grow sales, marketing, and engineering teams. [Read More]
At the very moment that GDPR came into force at midnight on May 25, 2018, Facebook changed its terms and conditions statement into a ‘Terms of Service’ statement. [Read More]
Private data sharing solutions provider TripleBlind has raised $24 million in a Series A funding round. [Read More]
Data privacy compliance startup CYTRIO announces its launch with $3.5 million in seed funding. [Read More]
The Linux Foundation has secured a $10 million investment to expand the operations of the Open Source Security Foundation (OpenSSF). [Read More]
The Microsoft Patch Tuesday train for October rolled in with fixes for at least 71 Windows security defects and an urgent warning about a newly discovered zero-day cyberespionage campaign. [Read More]

FEATURES, INSIGHTS // Privacy

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Lance Cottrell's picture
By surreptitiously monitoring and engaging with potential attackers and malware developers you can successfully gain information about emerging attack methods, patterns, and practices in the cyber underground.
Jim Ivers's picture
With the advent of connected devices, privacy and security have become tightly linked because theft of private data is often the goal of malicious attacks.
Jim Ivers's picture
Enlightened toy manufacturers likely begin to embrace the basic concepts of IoT security and build connected toys that can be trusted by parents.
Erin O’Malley's picture
Today, we expect ultimate convenience. But at what cost? More and more, I’m left wondering whether modern conveniences—grâce à today’s advanced technologies—are truly worth the risk.
Jim Ivers's picture
If a car’s systems can be hacked to disable critical systems, then attacks can also be used to extract information. Similar to IoT, if data is being collected, data can be exfiltrated.
David Holmes's picture
The portion of encrypted traffic keeps rising, so IT security administrators will be forced to do more SSL decryption if they are to get any value at all out of their fancy security tools.
David Holmes's picture
In the initial hours after the Paris attacks by Islamic terrorists, when the PlayStation 4 rumor was first circulating, I decided to see exactly what kind of encryption the PS4 uses for its messaging system.
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.
Adam Firestone's picture
The misconception that Internet privacy equals anonymity must be dispelled if cyberspace is to be a secure and safe place. At the same time, mechanisms must be incorporated to ensure that communications remain confidential and resistant to unauthorized alteration by third parties.
Tal Be'ery's picture
The Google-backed "Certificate Transparency" initiative has gained much momentum and may have a real chance to amend the battered Public-Key Infrastructure (PKI).