GDPR Compliance: For many companies, it might be time to panic

The deadline for complying with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is rapidly approaching, and many companies still aren’t prepared, according to a newly released study by security research firm Crowd Research Partners. GDPR, a set of rules developed by the European Union (EU) to ensure data protection for individuals within the EU, officially takes effect on May 25, […]

Mobile apps transmit unencrypted user data due to insecure SDKs

A number of popular mobile applications are transmitting unencrypted user data due to the use of insecure advertising Software Development Kits (SDKs). Advertising is critical to many online and app-based services. An easy way to integrate advertising into mobile applications is through the use of SDKs. These development tools, often free and offered by third-parties, can […]

7 Non-Financial Data Types to Secure

As more and more personally identifiable information (PII) has moved online, cybercriminals have been able to gain access to deeper stores of data and build more complete pictures of their victims. Whether the information concerns health, movement, or political views, it adds up to a rich, complete version of an individual that can be stolen, […]

Are We Taking Our Online Privacy Seriously Enough?

For all the benefits the Digital Age has afforded us, the Internet is also a major cause for concern regarding privacy and security. Although a lot of the information that we send and receive over the World Wide Web is innocuous and of nominal importance, we exchange a ton of sensitive data, too. We often […]

Understand the GDPR guidelines for obtaining lawful consent to process data

The European Union General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is designated to become effective and enforceable on May 25, 2018, and just about every business, ready or not, will have to deal with the consequences of noncompliance after that date. The penalties for failing to meet the standards outlined by the GDPR can be severe and should not […]

One in 10 C-level execs say GDPR will cost them over $1 million

Companies are taking the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) much more seriously than HIPAA and PCI: 99 percent are actively involved in the process to become GDPR-compliant, despite the cost and internal reorganization involved, a new survey that polled 300 C-level security executives has shown. About half (49 percent) are 75 percent of the […]

PowerHammer lets hackers steal data from air-gapped computers through power lines

Researchers at the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) have identified a method to exfiltrate data from computers using a combination of malware and a hardware implant to monitor the signal being transmitted through the power lines. The method—which the authors dubbed PowerHammer in a report—is yet another attack against so-called air-gapped computers, which are physically and logically […]

Mobile devices boost digital transformation in healthcare, but security issues remain

Many industries are grappling with how to digitize their services, and healthcare is no different. Hospitals have turned to electronic medical records (EMR) and electronic health records (EHR) in recent years to streamline communication between doctors and improve the patient experience. Google and Windows have offered their services to hospitals, and Apple recently added a health […]

Many businesses struggling to meet GDPR deadline

IT decision makers across the U.S., UK, France, and Germany are still missing an opportunity to transform their business through a holistic data management approach that reduces risk and improves business efficiency. For nearly two years, most organizations have lagged in addressing their GDPR compliance, and in some cases are ignoring the issue completely. In doing […]

82% of cyber pros worry employees don’t follow cloud security policies

The shift to the cloud is becoming a business imperative for the majority of companies, as 87% of public and private organizations now have cloud-first initiatives in place, according to a new report from Oracle and KPMG. While the cloud offers benefits such as cost savings and the ability to move faster on certain projects, it also […]