Security of Internet of Things Devices to Be Rated for First Time

Consumer Reports, a US non-profit group that reviews cars, kitchen appliances and other goods will begin considering the cybersecurity and privacy safeguards of products when rating them – a long overdue move perhaps, given Internet of Things (IoT) device manufacturers have previously been accused of doing the barest minimum to protect consumers. Read about the […]

How to Use & Share Customer Data without Damaging Trust

Read five tips for fair data usage without damaging customer trust according to Steve Shoaff on Dark Reading : Consumer privacy is gearing up to make a big splash this year as people become increasingly annoyed with the way big data thefts at companies like Yahoo! are handled and regulators in Europe take aim at data […]

Security and Privacy Concerns Dog the Cloud

Security and privacy of data and systems in the cloud remain a top worry for the majority of IT professionals worldwide, according to a new survey. Furthermore, unauthorized access, malware and DoS attacks are the top three cloud security concerns today. Read/see the slideshow explaining how security and privacy issues continue to dog cloud adaptation […]

Strong passwords are key to data privacy

The Department of Financial Institutions (DFI) is encouraging Kentuckians to create strong online passwords to keep their personal information secure. Saturday was Data Privacy Day, which is an international effort led by The National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) to raise awareness about the importance of protecting personal information, according to the release. The NCSA says weak […]

Staying Ahead of Privacy and Security Risks in Internet of Things

Read Taylor Ey’s article about companies can stay ahead of the privacy and security risks in Internet of Things on National Law Review : We are creating an entirely new ecosystem based in technology rather than in biology—the Internet of Things (“IOT”) ecosystem—and it’s growing fast. Companies are selling IOT devices or mobile apps that interact […]

Staying Ahead of Privacy and Security Risks in the Internet of Things

Read Taylor Ey’s article about how companies can stay ahead of the privacy and security risks of Internet of Things devices on IP Watchdog : We are creating an entirely new ecosystem based in technology rather than in biology—the Internet of Things (“IOT”) ecosystem—and it’s growing fast.  Companies are selling IOT devices or mobile apps […]

New Year’s ‘resolutions’ for privacy and data security

Read why Meghan Kloth Rohlf says that a company’s new year resolution should be providing optimum data security and privacy on Lexology : The beginning of a new year offers the perfect opportunity for companies to review their privacy and data security practices and make any needed adjustments. Since it is a matter of “when,” […]

Security Through Transparency

Read Ryan Hurst and Gary Belvin’s article about security through transparency on Google Blog : Encryption is a foundational technology for the web. We’ve spent a lot of time working through the intricacies of making encrypted apps easy to use and in the process, realized that a generic, secure way to discover a recipient’s public […]

Report Highlights Internet of Things Security, Privacy Issues

Unapproved access or control. Unauthorized monitoring or surveillance. Spam. Device or system failures. These are just a few of the reasons the Broadband Internet Technical Advisory Group, a nonprofit dedicated to improving users’ internet experience, released a report outlining security and privacy suggestions related to Internet of Things (IoT) devices. Read more about the new report […]

Consumer trust and data privacy: it’s time to close the gap

Read why Nick Ismail says that it is time to close the gap between consumer trust and data privacy on Information Age : Businesses have never needed to address data security more urgently than they do now. The constant stream of data breach headlines pertaining to some of the biggest companies in the world indicates the […]