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NEWS & INDUSTRY UPDATES

Israeli startup Privya raises $6 million in seed funding for its data privacy code scanning platform. [Read More]
Twilio has been hacked by a relentless threat actor who successfully tricked employees into giving up login credentials that were then used to steal third-party customer data. [Read More]
Texas startup Ghost Security emerged from stealth this week with $15 million in investments from 468 Capital, DNX Ventures, and Munich Re Ventures. [Read More]
RegScale scores $20 million in early-stage capital from SYN Ventures, SineWave Ventures, VIPC’s Virginia Venture Partners and SecureOctane. [Read More]
The cryptocurrency division of Robinhood has been slapped with a $30 million penalty for "significant violations" of New York state's cybersecurity and money laundering regulations. [Read More]
VMware patches dangerous security flaw that allows malicious actor with network access to the UI to obtain administrative access without the need to authenticate. [Read More]
In testimony before the the US House Intelligence Committee, security pros at Google and Citizen Lab make fresh calls for a wholesale clampdown on problematic commercial spyware vendors. [Read More]
French privacy regulators on Thursday closed a case against Facebook after determining the US tech giant had changed the way it collected user data to comply with the law. [Read More]
A global study of 550 organizations finds the average cost of a data breach reaching all-time high of $4.35 million as businesses struggle with ransomware and lack of zero trust principles. [Read More]
At its re:Inforce 2022 conference, AWS announced several enhancements to its cloud security, privacy and compliance offerings, and the launch of a new Customer Incident Response Team (CIRT). [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).