The data breach archive site HaveIBeenPwned.com just added records from 2,844 data breaches, providing users with one of the most up-to-date resources to check the security of their accounts. The site, operated and updated by Troy Hunt, allows visitors to enter either an email address or a login name check if there information has been compromised in any of the breaches in the site’s database.
As Hunt stated on his personal...Read More
Cyber security took the hot seat at the fifth annual Privacy XChange Forum, where industry leaders gather to set the privacy agenda for the year.
More than 150 delegates came together in Lake Las Vegas to participate in sessions with some of the most influential global experts on cyber crime, including:... Read More
The astonishing rash of disclosures of data breaches at top-tier organizations continues. Big Four accounting firm Deloitte has joined Equifax and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in going public about a catastrophic loss of sensitive data.
Ironically, Deloitte a few years ago branched from its core auditing and tax services to high-end cybersecurity consulting. PricewaterhouseCoopers, another member of the Big Four...Read More
For businesses across Canada, the fall of 2017 will bring a dramatic shift to privacy and cyber security regulations. That’s when an amendment to Canada’s Personal Information Protection and Electronic Document Act (PIPEDA), the federal privacy law for private-sector organizations, will finally take effect. Moving forward, businesses that experience a data breach but neglect their responsibilities under the new amendment could quickly find themselves in hot water...Read More
When Equifax announced the historic data compromise that exposed the sensitive personal information of up to 143 million consumers, the company said victims would have access to credit freezes for a month free of charge. This was not exactly a solution to the fresh hell it had just announced.
Frankly, it...Read More
There is no mistaking that, by now, most consumers have at least a passing awareness of cyber threats.
Two other things also are true: All too many people fail to take simple steps to stay safer online; and individuals who become a victim of identity theft, in whatever form, tend to be baffled about what to do...Read More