Despite business executives agreeing that cybersecurity is a major challenge, businesses globally are severely unprepared for cyberattacks. 44% of business executives from Europe and the United States said they shared sensitive information over email, yet 35% admitted they are unaware of the ways in which their organization is protecting its sensitive information, communications and data,…

By passing the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), which goes into effect on January 1, 2020, the Golden State is taking a major step in the protection of consumer data. The new law gives consumers insight into and control of their personal information collected online. This follows a growing number of privacy concerns around corporate…

A new Vera report reveals stark numbers behind the mounting toll of data breaches triggered by cybercrime and accidents. One of the most recognized and mandated security controls, installed encryption tools protect just four percent of breached files. Meanwhile, compliance-focused mindsets and perimeter-driven encryption deployments keep organizations’ encryption investments fundamentally misaligned with how employees and…

BlackBerry, which recently announced the acquisition of endpoint security firm Cylance for $1.4 billion in cash, says its Secure technology can be licensed by third-party vendors for their Internet-connected devices. The Secure feature packs provide manufacturers a framework that should help them build safer and more secure products without the need to internally develop cybersecurity…

Facebook continues to be criticized for its data collection practices. The media is hammering Google over how it handles data. JPMorgan Chase & Company was vilified for using Palantir software to allegedly invade the privacy of employees. This past June marked the five-year anniversary of The Guardian’s first story about NSA mass surveillance operations. These…

A British parliamentary committee investigating whether the social media behemoth was being used to manipulate the results of elections published 250 pages of internal Facebook documents earlier Wednesday. They show executives holding discussions about big companies such as Netflix being granted preferential access to user data even after Facebook had tightened its privacy rules in…

The winter holidays offer big potential for retailers, with some companies earning around 30 percent of their annual revenue during the season, according to the National Retail Federation. Big sales numbers, however, also drive increased risks of fraud and theft, and businesses are now spending on extra security measures to keep physical stores safe. But…

Many longtime internet users will remember receiving pop-up ads warning that their computers were infected with a virus. In nearly all cases, the ad’s specific claims were bogus; the purpose was to scare users into paying for a questionable tech support service or to drive them to a site that would actually infect them with…