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Veterans bring high-value, real-life experience as potential cybersecurity employees

Veterans come with a range of hard and soft skills acquired during their military service that often dovetail perfectly into a career in cybersecurity.

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US Supreme Court leak investigation highlights weak and ineffective risk management strategy

The court’s inability to find out who leaked the draft decision and how they did it is a cautionary tale for CISOs about safeguarding sensitive information and intellectual property.

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European data protection authorities issue record €1.65 billion in GDPR fines

DLA Piper’s GDPR and Data Breach survey shows a 50% increase in fines in the last 12 months. Data protection authorities turning their focus to artificial intelligence.

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Data leak exposes information of 10,000 French social security beneficiaries

More than 10,000 recipients of the French social security agency CAF saw their data exposed for nearly a year and a half, after a file containing personal information was sent to a service provider responsible for training the...

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Cyberattacks against governments jumped 95% in last half of 2022, CloudSek says

India, the US, Indonesia, and China accounted for 40% of the total reported cyberattacks in the government sector.

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Meta hit with $413 million fine in EU for breaking GDPR rules

Regulatory wrangling results in a huge new fine over Facebook and Instagram data handling, even as Meta vows to appeal and EU data protection groups prepare for a court battle.

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US Congress funds cybersecurity initiatives in FY2023 spending bill

This year’s appropriation bill covers a lot of cybersecurity territory, including threats from TikTok and foreign adversaries and steps to improve medical device security.

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The top 12 tech stories of 2022

The year highlighted how vulnerable the technology sector is to the vagaries of geopolitics and the macroeconomy, as IT giants laid off workers, regulators cracked down on tech rule-breakers, nations negotiated data security...

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Dozens of cybersecurity efforts included in this year’s US NDAA

Cybersecurity initiatives included in the US National Defense Authorization Act for 2023 include increased funding for Cybercom’s hunt-forward operations.

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Microsoft’s EU data boundary plan to take effect Jan. 1

The plan, which covers Microsoft products and services such as Azure, Power BI, Dynamics 365 and Office 365, will allow customers to store and process their customer data within the EU.

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GAO warns government agencies: focus on IoT and OT within critical infrastructure

Several key US departments are falling woefully short on cybersecurity measures for infrastructure connected to the internet of things and operational technologies, the GAO said in a scathing report.

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Report highlights serious cybersecurity issues with US defense contractors

The CyberSheath report found that US defense contractors are “woefully unprepared” and often don’t meet even the most basic security requirements that would keep military secrets safe.

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European Commission takes step toward approving EU-US data privacy pact

The EU-US Data Privacy Framework—drafted to allow the flow of data between the US and the European Union—has cleared the first hurdle on its way to approval in the EU, but criticism of the pact makes it far from a done deal.

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PCI Secure Software Standard version 1.2 sets out new payment security requirements

Changes include the Web Software Module to help payment software vendors and developers identify and implement security controls to protect against attacks.

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US Congress rolls back proposal to restrict use of Chinese chips

After business groups argued that proposed legislation to curb use of Chinese-made semiconductors would hurt national security, lawmakers amended it—but a final vote and the president's approval of the proposed National Defense...

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EU Council adopts NIS2 directive to harmonize cybersecurity across member states

The NIS2 directive replaces NIS as EU Council seeks to improve resilience and incident response capacities in the EU.

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The Biden administration has racked up a host of cybersecurity accomplishments

The Biden administration’s intense focus on cybersecurity has resulted in an unprecedented number of initiatives. Although domestic efforts seem well-baked, opportunities exist for further leadership in the international arena.

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UK finalizes first independent post-Brexit data transfer deal with South Korea

UK organizations will be able to securely transfer personal data to the Republic of Korea without restrictions by the end of 2022.

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