For better or for worse, mainstream media is increasingly covering particularly dangerous, widespread or otherwise notable security vulnerabilities. The growing coverage has made more people aware of the risks and of the need to keep their various devices (software) up-to-date and, with the increased digitization of our everyday lives, I would say that’s a definitive…

New protections for consumers, such as the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)— which is celebrating its first anniversary, and the new California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), provide consumers with added protections to ensure their privacy and prevent issues related to data theft or misuse. They do this by defining what is meant by personally…

INTEROP 2019 – LAS VEGAS – Endpoint security is a common concern among organizations, but security teams should be thinking more broadly about protecting data wherever it resides. “If you’re just focusing on device protection and not data protection, you’re missing a lot,” said Shawn Anderson, executive security advisor for Microsoft’s Cybersecurity Solutions Group, at…

Holistic cloud visibility and control over increasingly complex environments are essential for successful deployments in various cloud scenarios, a Cloud Security Alliance and AlgoSec study reveals. The survey of 700 IT and security professionals aims to analyze and better understand the state of adoption and security in current hybrid cloud and multi-cloud security environments, including…

A Commerce Department filing said the delay does not change the ban imposed by President Donald Trump on national security grounds, an action with major implications for US and Chinese technology firms. Instead, it grants a temporary license that will allow Huawei to continue doing business with American firms. “The Temporary General License grants operators…

INTEROP 2019 – LAS VEGAS – Endpoint security is a common concern among organizations, but security teams should be thinking more broadly about protecting data wherever it resides. “If you’re just focusing on device protection and not data protection, you’re missing a lot,” said Shawn Anderson, executive security advisor for Microsoft’s Cybersecurity Solutions Group, at…

The probe, reported by De Volkskrant newspaper, comes as a series of western countries weigh the risks of allowing the Chinese telecoms giant to become involved in the new 5G mobile phone infrastructure. Volkskrant said the AIVD refused to confirm the report. AIVD spokesman Hilbert Bredemeijer declined to comment, saying the spy agency “does not…

Publicly traded companies suffering the worst data breaches averaged a 7.5 percent decrease in stock price, a Bitglass report reveals. Bitglass researched the three largest data breaches of publicly traded companies from each of the last three years in order to uncover cybersecurity trends and demonstrate the extensive damage that can be done by improper…