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Data Security

January 24, 2019
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The personal data of 4 million applicants for internships at a non-profit organization was exposed in a breach.

The data included the applicants’ names, email addresses, gender, and personal essays and was exposed via a misconfigured database called Elasticsearch on the website of AIESEC, a “youth-run” non-governmental organization with over 100,000- members worldwide. The data leak was initially found by Bob Diachenko of SecurityDiscovery.com on Shodan, an IoT-...

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November 30, 2018
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Marriott announced an enormous breach of the company’s reservations database that may have potentially exposed the personally identifiable information of more than 500 million guests.

If you’ve made reservations at the St. Regis, Westin, Sheraton, W Hotels or anywhere else that operates on Marriott’s Starwood guest reservation database...

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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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It costs more to find new customers than hold on to the ones you already have. This is the value proposition of a new offering called CyberScout HQ, which has created a platform that any company can use to help customers with a variety of issues. It’s the first online marketplace for identity management, privacy and cybersecurity education, products and services.      HQ helps customers   Minimize their risk of getting hacked or becoming the victim of fraud with preventative... Read More
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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