Have we reached peak privacy? How good IAM and privacy can coexist

Posted on February 14th, 2019 by Responsible Cyber

Data privacy has made big headlines in the last 12 months. Wherever we look there is an article about a data breach, a data protection regulation update, or a colleague talking about data privacy. It may have all become too much, and we have to ask ourselves, “Have we reached ‘peak privacy’?” In the identity […]

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Devastating Cyberattack on Email Provider Destroys 18 Years of Data

Posted on February 13th, 2019 by Responsible Cyber

All data belonging to US users-including backup copies-have been deleted in catastrophe, VMEmail says. An unknown attacker appears to have deleted 18 years’ worth of customer emails, along with all backup copies of the data, at email provider VFEmail. A note on the firm’s website Tuesday described the attack, first reported by KrebsOnSecurity, as causing […]

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Hackers Destroyed VFEmail Service – Deleted Its Entire Data and Backups

Posted on February 13th, 2019 by Responsible Cyber

What could be more frightening than a service informing you that all your data is gone—every file and every backup servers are entirely wiped out?The worst nightmare of its kind. Right?But that’s precisely what just happened this week with VFEmail.net, a US-based secure email provider that lost all data and backup files for its users […]

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Google’s New Tool Alerts When You Use Compromised Credentials On Any Site

Posted on February 6th, 2019 by Responsible Cyber

With so many data breaches happening almost every week, it has become difficult for users to know if their credentials are already in possession of hackers or being circulated freely across the Internet.Thankfully, Google has a solution.Today, February 5, on Safer Internet Day, Google launches a new service that has been designed to alert users […]

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Airbus Suffers Data Breach, Some Employees’ Data Exposed

Posted on February 2nd, 2019 by Responsible Cyber

European airplane maker Airbus admitted yesterday a data breach of its “Commercial Aircraft business” information systems that allowed intruders to gain access to some of its employees’ personal information.Though the company did not elaborate on the nature of the hack, it claimed that the security breach did not affect its commercial operations. So, there’s no […]

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Data Privacy Today and What it Means for Your Organization

Posted on January 30th, 2019 by Responsible Cyber

A Data Privacy Day Recap The US and Canada have observed Data Privacy Day every January 28th since 2008. It is a follow-on to Data Protection Day in Europe that commemorates the Jan. 28, 1981 signing of the Council of Europe treaty known as Convention 108. This treaty was the first legally binding agreement designed to […]

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Internet Society to Issue Privacy Code of Conduct

Posted on January 30th, 2019 by Responsible Cyber

In time for Data Privacy Day, on Monday, the nine-point guidance will offer insights into how companies can more effectively manage personal data. It’s easy to be cynical about Data Privacy Day, especially with all the data that companies collect on individuals today. Some have even taken to calling Monday’s special day of events Lack […]

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Privacy groups blast Google, IAB over data leak via ad auctions

Posted on January 30th, 2019 by Responsible Cyber

Happy Data Privacy Day! You will likely be hearing a lot about how companies care about your privacy, but as the Washington Post pointed out, it’s 2019 and “big tech firms still don’t care your privacy.” Evidence: Websites need to make money, and many do that via ads that use your data for money. While […]

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How to protect yourself this Data Privacy Day

Posted on January 30th, 2019 by Responsible Cyber

by AliceDuckett Today is Data Privacy Day. And, to celebrate, we asked our security experts to share their top tips for protecting your privacy online. Enable multi-factor authentication (MFA) – Benedict Jones Given that cybercrime now makes up the majority of fraud-related incidents, I recommend enabling multi-factor authentication wherever possible. This adds an additional layer […]

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Why Privacy Is Hard Work

Posted on January 30th, 2019 by Responsible Cyber

For Data Privacy Day, let’s commit to a culture of privacy by design, nurtured by a knowledgeable team that can execute an effective operational compliance program. This past May, you heard an awful lot about the GDPR, which is short for the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation. For one brief, shining moment, the GDPR was […]

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