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Data Security

October 10, 2018
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Parents, do you break out in a cold sweat when you see your child surfing the internet? Do you worry about what sites they’re visiting or who’s interacting with them? Is your teen or tween’s smartphone use a cause for concern?

Being the caretaker of a young digital native can be anxiety-inducing, but banning kids from using digital devices is impractical and may backfire if they start secretly exploring the online environment.

So what’s a parent to do? Insisting on good online...

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September 25, 2018
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September 19, 2018
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Email systems used by some county election officials lack rudimentary security settings and are vulnerable to hacking, according to a recent survey conducted by the nonprofit investigative newsroom, ProPublica.

Propublica’s findings include eleven offices protected by only a login and password. Election security best practices suggest 2-Factor authentication for sensitive...

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September 10, 2018
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Only 34.5 % of the approximately 500 professionals responsible for compliance to the European Union (EU) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) report maintaining practices that are in keeping with the regulation, a recent Deloitte poll.

According to the poll...

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September 5, 2018
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Our collective need for up-to-the-minute voting results may comes at the expense of election security, according to a recent article from the Intercept, which described how the expectation of near-instantaneous voting tallies is pushing practices that are fundamentally insecure, including Wi-Fi enabled voting machines and digital-only ballots.

“We don’t need to look far to see...

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August 26, 2018
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Register now for CyberScout's webinar on the new PIPEDA requirements that bring Canadian breach laws into close alignment with the General Data PRotection Regulation in the EU.

Originally enacted in 2000, Canada’s Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act has long contained a voluntary breach notification...

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August 20, 2018
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Many savvy businesses are investing time and thought into data breach response plans. But plans rarely survive first contact with the enemy. That's why it's important to stress test your incident response plan to find and resolve its weaknesses while time is on your side.

Studies show that a swift response to a security incident retains customer trust—and saves costs. Breaches contained within 30 days of discovery cost an average of $5.24 million. If it takes more than 30 days to...

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August 17, 2018
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Speaking to Wired about the recent news of a Reddit cybersecurity compromise involving usernames, passwords, email addresses and more granular...

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August 15, 2018
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It’s long been known that organizations need to exercise extreme caution when jettisoning old office equipment, especially if it has built-in memory—and that it’s even more crucial to bear in mind that hackers can utilize digital or carbon-based memory.

An Israeli-based company recently found another way older communication devices—and new versions of older technology—...

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August 15, 2018
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The wired world and its associated gadgets—smartphones, computers, tablets and more—have connected people like never before. Digital connections link us to work, play, education, friends and family. But those same virtual connections also have spawned a tsunami of cyber crime.

The price tag for cyber crime is expected to reach $6 trillion in 2021.[1]...

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