US consumers believe technological advancements pose a risk to their data privacy; believe it is the responsibility of organisations to make the purpose of data use clear and say organisations that fail to protect people’s data should face immediate penalties from regulators, according to a survey conducted by Edelman Intelligence. The research found that the…

The addressed issues include remote code execution bugs, elevation of privilege flaws, and information disclosure vulnerabilities, along with a denial of service. Impacted components include Framework, Media framework, System, and Qualcomm components. “The most severe vulnerability in this section could enable a proximate attacker using a specially crafted file to execute arbitrary code within the…

With 99 percent of America’s votes counted by computers, security experts agree that our elections remain extremely vulnerable for a cyberattack. Fourteen states are still using fragile voting equipment consisting of digital endpoints that travel from storage to polling places. With some voting machines being so old that officials can’t even tell if they’ve been…

Coming up on the tenth anniversary of Satoshi Nakamoto’s paper, do we really need yet another take on Bitcoin? Well, I think so. Today, I am going to focus on an aspect of this technology that needs more discussion — privacy. The bedrock of blockchain — that every transaction is added into the history and…

Cybercriminals are increasingly targeting retailers and their customers through digital and social channels as retailers leverage new channels for increased revenue opportunities. In a joint report, IntSights scoured the Clear and Dark Web to assess retail data and goods being sold illegally, new cyber scam tactics and how cybercriminals impersonate brands online to trick unknowing…

A majority of companies (54 percent) are worried that they will soon outgrow their security solutions, according to Threat Stack. While budgets are expected to increase by 19 percent over the next two years, organizations are struggling with a disconnect between security and DevOps and are facing difficulties in determining where to allocate this budget…

High-profile security breaches and changing regulations have raised consumer concerns and pressured businesses, establishing 2018 as a landmark year in the data economy. Original research from Oxford Economics highlights several challenges faced by businesses as they adjust to changing regulations and consumer uncertainty, including a resounding lack of trust — just 8% of consumers strongly…