Privacy

Privacy | News, how-tos, features, reviews, and videos

big brother privacy eye data breach security binary valerybrozhinsky getty
network iot world map us globe nodes global

one lightbulb glowing among a pack of unlit bulbs

RSAC Innovation Sandbox 2019: Cloud, identity, application security take center stage

Take note of these startups. Innovation Sandbox has been around for 15 years. A whopping 42 percent of finalists from its first ten years have been acquired. Finalists in the past five years have received $1.5B in funding.

ted talks stage logo from flickr cropped

Top security and privacy TED Talks from 2018

IoT security, insecure software, and data privacy are among the top security and privacy TED talks from 2018.

data breach leak security binary code network

Millions of financial records leaked from server not protected by password

Another day, another massive leak blamed on failing to password-protect a server. This time it's sensitive financial data in an Elasticsearch database.

CSO slideshow - Insider Security Breaches - Flag of China, binary code

China owns half of all VPN services

With VPN use on the rise, a surprising study reveals that half of these services are owned by China, not exactly lauded as a protector of personal privacy.

customer feedback frustrated man speech bubbles social media

Don’t let social media get you in trouble

As social media has become more pervasive, it has run headlong into the inevitable intersection between our personal lives and our work lives. How to best manage that intersection is something everyone should understand.

mobile apps

Data Privacy Day 2019

GDPR was just the beginning. It started in the EU, but it’s waking up the world on just how much our privacy is being violated.

virtual eye / digital surveillance, privacy / artificial intelligence / machine learning

Take time to think about security amidst the greatest gadget show on the planet – CES

Let us put our thinking caps back and ask the right questions.

35th chaos communication congress

Hacking skills on display at the 35th Chaos Communication Congress

35th Chaos Communication Congress had hackers spoofing a vein authentication system with a wax hand, showing off hardware wallet hacks, and outlining the first UEFI rootkit.

Facebook / privacy / security / breach / wide-eyed fear

What the recent Facebook exposé can teach security leaders

The biggest social media snafu of the year has lessons for enterprise security professionals.

The 18 biggest data breaches of the 21st century

Security practitioners weigh in on the 18 worst data breaches in recent memory.

paper bomb

Sextortion group behind bomb threat spam campaign

The mass-emailed bomb threats, which demanded bitcoin payments, seem to have come from a sextortion group.

Hacking stealing password data

Attacking from inside, cyber crooks rake in millions from banks

Crooks stole tens of millions of dollars from banks with hacks involving hidden devices and direct connections to local networks.

4 .root cause exploits breach raining data binary psd

Has the word ‘breach’ has outlived its usefulness?

When someone says a data breach has happened, it’s generally understood to mean that attackers have broken into a company and stolen sensitive information. But after a growing number of high-profile privacy gaffes, the definition of...

intel primary

The federal privacy bill: Intel gets the ball rolling

As momentum builds to pass a federal privacy bill, corporate behemoth Intel has drafted a bill palatable to tech giants. But will politicians take the bait?

amazon sign

Amazon 'technical error' exposes undisclosed number of customer names and emails

Amazon isn't saying how many customers had their names and email addresses exposed due to a data leak caused by an unexplained technical error.

3 blockchain

Digital identity, the blockchain and the GDPR: A round peg in a square hole?

Can an immutable record and GDPR data subject rights co-exist? Why blockchain might not be able to deliver on data privacy requirements.

windows bug

Microsoft covertly collects personal data from enterprise Office ProPlus users

Experts raised privacy concerns when a data protection impact assessment found Microsoft covertly collects personal data from users of the enterprise version of Office ProPlus.

Abstract numbers for stock exchange

Data exchanges know all about you; soon they'll impact cybersecurity

Our digital lives, physical locations and credit card usage are traded on exchanges. If there’s such a thing as “surveillance capitalism,” data exchanges are the closest thing to three letter intelligence agencies.

Load More