Kaspersky Lab has filed a lawsuit against the U.S. government in response to the decision of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to ban the use of the company’s products in federal agencies. The Russia-based cybersecurity firm’s appeal, filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, targets the DHS’s Binding Operational Directive…

U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday signed a bill that prohibits the use of Kaspersky Lab products and services in federal agencies. The National Defense Authorization Act for FY2018 (H.R. 2810) focuses on Department of Defense and Department of Energy programs, authorizes recruitment and retention bonuses for the Armed Forces, and makes changes to national…

The costs of complying with data protection requirements are steep, but the costs of non-compliance are even higher, a new study shows. Like the old saying about an ounce of prevention being better than a pound of cure, complying with data protection requirements can be expensive, but the financial consequences of non-compliance can hurt a…

Technical (protection) measures, means, technologies, rules and resources are mentioned multiple times throughout the GDPR text. The Regulation does not, however, specify any security technology implementation as obligatory (a few methods are suggested as optional solutions for the specific usage). Choice and evaluation of adequacy is the sole responsibility of the data controller and processor.

Despite having almost two years to prepare for the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), there are companies across the globe that have done little, if anything, to avoid the hefty fines for non-compliance, despite being directly affected by the new law. In fact, businesses that fail to comply with the new standards for data collection and…

IT security professionals, particularly executives, often access information that is not relevant to their day-to-day work, according to a new One Identity study focusing on “snooping” on the corporate network. Dimensional Research polled more than 900 IT security professionals on behalf of One Identity. The respondents were from various types of companies in the United…

With the compliance deadline for the GDPR fast approaching in May 2018, a new Netskope report took a close look at GDPR readiness among enterprise cloud services, finding little change in level of preparedness compared with levels previously reported. Nearly three-quarters of cloud services still lack key capabilities to ensure compliance.

After the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued a binding operational directive ordering government departments and agencies to stop using products from Russia-based Kaspersky Lab, the security firm’s CEO has been invited to testify before Congress. Eugene Kaspersky, Kaspersky Lab’s chairman and CEO, posted on Twitter a screenshot of the invitation he received from…

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued a binding operational directive on Wednesday ordering government departments and agencies to stop using products from Kaspersky Lab due to concerns regarding the company’s ties to Russian intelligence. The DHS told agencies that they have 30 days to identify the use or presence of products supplied directly…