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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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New York-barred attorneys required to complete cybersecurity, privacy, and data protection training

New requirements highlight lawyers’ technical competence duty to meet professional, ethical, and contractual obligations to safeguard client information.

Mondelez and Zurich’s NotPetya cyber-attack insurance settlement leaves behind no legal precedent

Mondelez International and Zurich American Insurance settled a keenly watched lawsuit over how cyberattack insurance applies to intrusions from nation states during wartime. A private agreement, its resolution sheds no light on how...

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Former Broadcom engineer gets eight months in prison for trade secrets theft

Peter Kisang Kim admitted to stealing Broadcom data related to its Trident family of network switching and cloud networking chipsets, while working for a Chinese startup.

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Instagram faces $402 million fine for alleged mishandling of children’s data

Parent company Meta said that it plans to appeal the decision by the Irish Data Protection Commissioner, which is the second-largest, privacy-based fine on record.

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Facebook agrees to settle class action lawsuit related to Cambridge Analytica data breach

The four-year-old lawsuit claimed Facebook allowed the British political consulting firm access to private data of over 80 million users.

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3 ways China's access to TikTok data is a security risk

The security community weighs in on real-world scenarios in which China or other nations could operationalize data collected by online platforms and how to mitigate the risk.

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China's cyber espionage focus: intellectual property theft

The recently uncovered Operation CuckooBees campaign shows how serious China is about using IP theft as a competitive advantage. Protect IP now or chase it later.

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Chinese APT group Winnti stole trade secrets in years-long undetected campaign

The Operation CuckooBees campaign used zero-day exploits to compromise networks and leveraged Windows' Common Log File System to avoid detection.

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Cybersecurity litigation risks: 4 top concerns for CISOs

Cybersecurity and data protection are expected to become top drivers of legal disputes. What litigation risks should CISOs be most concerned about and what can they do about it?

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JHL Biotech's theft of Genentech data holds lessons for infosec

Genentech employees stole the company's data on behalf of JHL Biotech for years. What could they have done to spot the theft sooner?

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New insider threat: Bad business decisions that put IP at risk

The U.S. FTC forced Weight Watchers to destroy algorithms after it violated privacy laws, giving CISOs another worry over protecting intellectual property.

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Webroot files patent infringement claim against Trend Micro

The lawsuit accuses Trend Micro of using Webroot's patented malware detection, network security, and endpoint protection technologies without authorization.

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Motorola case shows importance of detecting insider IP theft quickly

Departing Motorola employees took thousands of documents with them in 2008 when they were hired by a competitor, but it wasn't discovered until 2017.

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NCSC warns industry, academia of foreign threats to their intellectual property

Russia and China continue to engage in IP theft to bolster their defense technology and economic standing, respectively. The National Counterintelligence and Security Center urges action.

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Proofpoint lawsuits underscore risk of employee offboarding

Nearly every employee leaving a company takes data or intellectual property, but few companies adequately screen and monitor for it. Recent court cases underscore the risk.

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China theft of US agriculture sector trade secrets prompts government guidance

China and other countries have used insiders to steal intellectual property from agricultural research. The government has responded with guidance for identifying insider threats.

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Intellectual property protection: 10 tips to keep IP safe

Your company's intellectual property, whether that's patents, trade secrets or just employee know-how, may be more valuable than its physical assets. This primer covers everything from establishing basic policies and procedures for IP...

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