Consumer concern about cybersecurity and privacy is very real but not evenly distributed, a new report shows: while passwords and financial information are worrying for everyone, concern about other information varies widely depending on the individual’s age, gender, and national origin. The RSA Data Privacy & Security Survey 2019 of more than 6,000 adults contains…

Yesterday was Data Privacy Day, so McAfee warned consumers that cybercriminals are continuing to access personal information through weak passwords, phishing emails, connected things, malicious apps and unsecure Wi-Fi networks. Weak Passwords Consumers often pick simple passwords for the multiple accounts they use daily, not realizing that choosing weak passwords can open the door to…

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 Commerce Department said the announcement is part of an effort to “modernize US data privacy policy for the 21st century.” The move follows the implementation this year of ramped up data protection rules imposed by the European Union, and a new privacy law enacted in California. Both measures will impact internet firms whose websites…

In years past, data privacy was the purview of the chief privacy officer. However, increasingly, CTOs are being tasked with operationalizing a data privacy solution for the company. That’s because data privacy is fundamentally a data issue, with privacy being an outcome of a comprehensive data protection strategy. In a world of exploding data, it’s…

The race to comply with the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) by the May 25 deadline is over, but data security and privacy is a marathon, not a sprint. If the ever-evolving regulatory compliance landscape is any indication, GDPR is just the first of many mandates to come. Although it certainly has been…

Woburn, MA – July 12, 2018 – According to research from Kaspersky Lab, consumers are growing concerned about their privacy when using mobile applications, fearing that apps can track their location, watch their activities or share their data. However, the research also found that despite these worries, many consumers are not taking simple precautions to prevent smartphone apps from…

Google has issued a warning to G Suite users after researchers discovered that thousands of organizations expose sensitive information through misconfigured Google Groups instances. The Google Groups service allows users to create mailing lists, host internal discussions, and process support tickets. These types of communications can include highly sensitive information, which is why it’s important…

Berlin – The operator of the world’s largest internet hub challenged the legality of sweeping telecoms surveillance by Germany’s spy agency, a German court heard Wednesday. The BND foreign intelligence service has long tapped international data flows through the De-Cix exchange based in the German city of Frankfurt. But the operator argues the agency is…