DPC launches consultation on consent, profiling, data breach notifications and certification under the GDPR

The Data Protection Commissioner (DPC) has initiated a consultation seeking submissions in regard to how some key concepts in the GDPR should be interpreted and applied, including: Consent, Profiling, Personal data breach notifications, Certification. Read about how the Data Protection Commissioner (DPC) has now initiated consultations among parties about data breach notification regime in European Union on Lexology.

Neiman Agrees to Pay $1.6M Over Data Breach

After three years of litigation, Neiman Marcus has agreed to pay $1.6 million to settle a class action over a security breach that exposed the credit card information of about 350,000 customers. Settlement papers were filed with a federal judge Friday in a case that alleged Neiman was liable for the breach because it failed to […]

FireEye CEO: Businesses Are ‘Getting Sucker Punched’ in Cyberspace

A reminder that governments and political parties are not the only organizations that hackers are targeting these days. With the current focus on alleged Russian interference in the U.S. presidential election, attention on corporate data breaches has declined. Read why s Kevin Mandia of FireEye says that businesses are unable to face the growing cyber threats on […]

Insiders responsible for 58% of healthcare data breaches in February: 5 insights

February saw 31 healthcare breach incidents, representing 206,151 impacted patient records, according to a Protenus report. The report, which is part of the Protenus Breach Barometer monthly series, analyzes healthcare breaches reported to HHS or disclosed to the media during February 2017. Read about the new report by Protenus which reveals that insiders were responsible for […]

The age of hacking brings a return to the physical key

Read why Jungwoo Ryoo says that growth in hacking incidents is taking us back to the days of physical key on The Conversation : With all the news about Yahoo accounts being hacked and other breaches of digital security, it’s easy to wonder if there’s any real way to keep unauthorized users out of our email […]

Cybersecurity Forum Reviews Business and Government Response To Hacking

Champlain College in Burlington, Vermont is home to the Leahy Center for Digital Investigation. The state-of-the-art lab allows students to assist in computer forensics and digital investigations in the public and private sectors. The facilities recently hosted a cybersecurity forum for businesses and non-profits to help them understand digital threats. Read the opinion of experts […]

Internet of Things security: What happens when every device is smart and you don’t even know it?

Read why Danny Palmer says that Internet of Things connected devices are a security headache on ZDNet : Billions more everyday items are set to be connected to the internet in the next few years, especially as chips get cheaper and cheaper to produce — and crucially, small enough to fit into even the smallest […]

Cybersecurity in 2017: Four threats to watch

It may be a new year, but fraudsters haven’t shifted their focus from cyber. And, with cybersecurity an ongoing arms race, threats are evolving constantly. Exposures can significantly impact your credit union, so it’s critical to be in tune with the latest cyber trends. Read about the four cyber security threats that businesses should watch out […]

Understanding the threat of low-cost terrorism

Authorities have been warning about low-cost terrorism for a while, and yesterday’s attack in London, which featured a combined vehicle and knife attack, was proof of the danger. Read Brian Michael Jenkins, terrorism expert and senior adviser to the president of the RAND Corporation on the threat: There are precedents for this, and the attractiveness […]

The Orly airport shooting: A case study in the limitations of travel insurance?

If the temporary closure of the Orly airport in France affected your flight, you might not be able to obtain compensation under your insurance plan. That’s because the U.S. State Department has not yet declared the event a terrorist attack, a prerequisite for those who want to take advantage of their policy’s trip cancellation provisions. […]