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Cyberthreat sharing must include strong privacy protections, advocates say

Lawmakers will push for information-sharing legislation, but some groups want them to address past privacy concerns

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New Chrome extension spots unencrypted tracking

TrackerSSL is aimed at alerting websites of insecure tracking via Twitter

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Do executives think you are relevant to cloud security decisions?

Findings from a recent report suggest the need to make some shifts to stay relevant in executive and board-level conversations about security

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People are increasingly worried about privacy, say legal protections fall short

Technology has had a negative impact on privacy, said a majority of those questioned in a recent global survey

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Why healthcare providers need to take HIPAA risk assessments seriously

It’s important to get an independent outside consultant to perform this critical assessment.

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Virtual machines could be the gold standard for network security

Design a VM gold image right, build in all the security and monitoring that you need, keep it maintained, build out all the documentation your organization might need for security and compliance. When the business needs a new server...

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5 ways PCI is becoming more security-conscious next year

The newest Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard, PCI DSS 3.0, is going into effect at the start of 2015, and it is all about security instead of compliance.

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5 PCI Compliance gaps

With the holiday shopping season coming up, and crooks lining up to take advantage of the stress and confusion, this is a good time for merchants to review their payment security procedures.

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Adobe's e-reader software collects less data now, EFF says

Digital Editions 4.0.1 doesn't send data on e-books without DRM and uses encryption

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Industry can head off IoT privacy rules, former US official says

Connected devices raise new concerns about personal data

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China attacks lead Apple to alert users on iCloud threats

China has allegedly staged the attack, according to an anti-censorship group.

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Apple's Yosemite OS shares Spotlight search terms by default

An engineer who's studied the new OS criticized its privacy settings

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Microsoft and other firms take pledge to protect student privacy

Fourteen companies have promised not to sell student data or use it for advertising

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HealthCare.gov still struggling with security

The Inspector General (IG) of the Health and Human Services Department has released a report detailing the state of security on HealthCare.gov and the results of vulnerability scans performed in April and May of this year. The...

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Security tops CIO worries; IT budgets, turnover on the rise

Enterprises' five largest IT investments are analytics and business intelligence, data center infrastructure, ERP, software development, and cloud computing.

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Data protection authorities find privacy lapses in majority of mobile apps

One in three applications request excessive permissions, and privacy information is inadequate in 85 percent of them, a study found

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Five million Gmail addresses and passwords dumped online

The data was not likely stolen from Google, but from other websites, researchers said

LinkedIn beefs up account security with session management, detailed alerts

LinkedIn now allows users to see and terminate their authenticated sessions from multiple devices

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