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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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Is the EARN-IT Act a backdoor attempt to get encryption backdoors?

New bipartisan US legislation to fight online child exploitation incentivizes companies to drop end-to-end encryption, critics say.

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The CCPA is an opportunity to get your data security house in order

As California’s privacy legislation goes into effect, it’s time to take stock of your security strategies around data and think about the future. The trend towards greater privacy is set to continue.

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9 CCPA questions every CISO should be prepared to answer

Executive management anxiety over the California Consumer Privacy Act will rise as the enforcement deadline looms. Security managers will need to know the answers to these questions.

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What the Brexit Withdrawal Agreement Bill means for data protection and the GDPR

Boris Johnson's Withdrawal Agreement Bill (WAB) largely leaves existing data protection regulation in place, but changes are still possible.

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Will spam die in 2020?

The problem with spam isn't that it's a time-wasting annoyance, but that it drives us away from phone calls and emails to bad media.

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Fighting holiday fraud: 5 ways ecommerce retailers can boost security

Everyone loves online shopping -- especially cybercriminals. If you’re a small or midsize ecommerce retailer you are the biggest target this holiday season, but it’s not too late to protect yourself and your customers.

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What you need to know about new data-security rules for business travel

From U.S. Customs agents to cybercriminals, everyone wants to copy the data on your phone and laptop. Here’s how to protect your rights and also avoid industrial espionage.

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What you need to know about the US CLOUD Act and the UK COPOA Act

A new data access agreement between the UK and US streamlines law enforcement’s ability to gain access to data held on foreign soil.

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The CISO’s newest responsibility: Building trust

Trust is becoming a differentiator in the marketplace, and CISOs who seek a more strategic role in their must engage the full range of stakeholders to build confidence that the organization has their best interests in mind.

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Presidential campaign websites fail at privacy, new study shows

A non-partisan analysis of 23 presidential campaign websites reveals glaring privacy issues.

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How the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) will affect you and your business | TECH(talk)

The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) is, in some ways, similar to Europe's GDPR. This rule, which goes into effect in 2020, gives individual users more ownership over their own data. Users can even refuse to allow companies to...

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Data privacy in the IoT age: 4 steps for reducing risk

As internet of things (IoT) devices proliferate, corporate security teams face a steep challenge around data privacy. Here's what you can do now to protect your company.

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11 new state privacy and security laws explained: Is your business ready?

States from Maine to California have recently enacted privacy, data security, cybersecurity, and data breach notification laws. Let's break down what each of these laws entails and how businesses and consumers are affected.

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