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CPRA explained: New California privacy law ramps up restrictions on data use

The California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA) is a new law that toughens some data security requirements, brings California more in line with Europe's General Data Protection Regulation, and creates a new state agency—the California...

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What CISOs need to know about Europe's GAIA-X cloud initiative

A new cloud platform based on "European values" around data sovereignty, data protection and privacy will be an alternative to the likes of AWS or Azure.

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New AI privacy, security regulations likely coming with pending federal, state bills

CISOs should prepare for new requirements to protect data collected for and generated by artificial intelligence algorithms.

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Passage of California privacy act could spur similar new regulations in other states

Voters approved the California Privacy Rights and Enforcement Act (CPRA), which in part limits how organizations can use personal data. Legal experts expect other states to follow suit.

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The CISO’s newest responsibility: Building trust

Leading CISOs have already embraced the concept of trust as a deliverable and indeed are making it the central theme of their entire security function.

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Homomorphic encryption tools find their niche

Current homomorphic encryption offerings require fewer specialized skills and are proving themselves effective in some use cases.

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4 hot areas for encryption innovation

Researchers are making progress on a variety of approaches to strengthen encryption techniques and algorithms. Here are some of the hottest areas in cryptographic research.

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Homomorphic encryption: Deriving analytics and insights from encrypted data

Homomorphic encryption allows safe outsourcing of storage of computation on sensitive data to the cloud, but there are trade-offs with performance, protection and utility.

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What the end of Privacy Shield, Brexit mean for UK-US data flows

The fall of US data agreement further complicates the post-Brexit data situation for many companies.

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EU court invalidates Privacy Shield data transfer agreement

US companies receiving EU personal data under Privacy Shield will need to find a replacement legal mechanism, and the decision could affect data protection policies and procedures.

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Want better mobile security or privacy? Try these Android and iOS alternatives

GrapheneOS offers hardened security over Android, while /e/OS locks down your private information. The main trade-off for both is fewer apps.

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Zero Trust: Protecting your company inside and out

The traditional castle-and-moat security model where users, once inside the firewall, were automatically trusted has long been outdated. What if you can't trust anyone in or outside your network?

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Lessons learned from the ANPR data leak that shook Britain

The recent ANPR data leak raised questions regarding privacy versus data security with public surveillance systems. How do private and public organizations maintain transparency while protecting personal data?

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Protecting employee COVID-19 health data: What CISOs need to know

Most companies are tracking coronavirus-related health data of their employees, and this presents unique risks and security challenges for CISOs.

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4 critical issues surrounding contact-tracing apps

As countries rush to release contact-tracing apps, experts fear a lack of security and privacy controls.

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5 steps to create a security incident response plan

Creating an incident response plan can seem like a daunting task, but there are ways to break the process down into manageable pieces. (Plus: Video on how to create a pandemic disaster recovery plan.)

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How CISOs and data privacy officers should work together

Close collaboration between CISOs and DPOs can benefit both roles in their efforts to better understand, align with and protect the business.

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New York's SHIELD Act could change companies’ security practices nationwide

SHIELD Act provisions broaden the scope of consumer privacy and place requirement on protecting personal data for organizations that collect information on New York residents.

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