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Dynamic authorization: a solution to navigating GDPR

With less than five months until the implementation of GDPR, organizations are scrambling to comply with the strict data security standards.

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Is the 'right to explanation' in Europe’s GDPR a game-changer for security analytics?

Making major adjustments in the types of software solutions they use to analyze personal data in the wake of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

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The 17 biggest data breaches of the 21st century

Security practitioners weigh in on the 17 worst data breaches in recent memory.

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IoT for its own sake is causing needless security headaches

CSOs should carefully consider whether every IoT device is necessary, or if the benefit versus risk balance is incorrectly weighted.

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Is privacy the new security?

Privacy will become the next big issue for identity data architects and individuals alike.

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Data privacy, a growing strategic initiative

The aggregation of new threats, laws and consumer activism makes data privacy a strategic initiative for today’s businesses to adopt as part of their core business operations.

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Full disk encryption: do we need it?

Companies should consider implementing full disk encryption alongside other encryption methods on mobile devices.

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Privacy and metrics of testing and staging environments

Why data privacy should be respected throughout testing as well as production.

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Stolen identities and a lack of verification render public comment procedures meaningless

The Federal Communication Commission’s call for comments on its repeal of net neutrality rules received over 22 million comments but millions of these comments were fake.

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Anonymous no more: Reusing complex passwords gives your identity away

Researchers deanonymized anonymous Tor Mail accounts, raising awareness of the implications of reusing even complex passwords when creating an anonymous account.

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17 steps to being completely anonymous online

The default state of internet privacy is a travesty. But if you're willing to work hard, you can experience the next best thing to absolute internet anonymity.

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May the forces be with you: using IPaaS for IAM and GDPR

Getting your head around GDPR with some new tools of the trade.

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Firefox users are ticked after Mozilla secretly installed Mr. Robot add-on

Firefox users are ticked, questioning if Mozilla can be trusted after the Mr. Robot add-on was installed in Firefox without asking permission.

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U.S. companies could get badly burned by GDPR – here's how not to

Knowing how GDPR is different from the regulations your company is already complying with will help determine the gaps that exist between the two.

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Uber data breach – an insurance case study for directors and officers

When we evaluate the merits of what actually took place, we will see an interesting scenario develop that could directly impact Uber’s board of directors.

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Company with no privacy policy to collect brainwave data on 1.2 million students

BrainCo headbands will collect biometric brainwave data on over 1 million students to create “the world’s biggest brainwave database.” But there’s no privacy policy.


German government wants backdoors for spying added to cars, computers, IoT devices

The German government proposed an Orwellian nightmare: Backdoors for spying added to internet-connected devices, including cars.

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Paradise Papers: Data leak shines a light on the monies of the elite

Whether a hack or an insider leak, the 13.4 million records in the Paradise Papers detail the investments of offshore law firms and corporate investment firms.

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FDA approves first 'digital' pill that tracks when it was swallowed

The medication is the first in the U.S. to have a digital ingestion tracking system: a sensor in the pill, a sensor in the patch, a mobile app and a web-based portal.

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Texas National Guard deployed cellphone spying devices on surveillance planes

The Texas National Guard spent $373,000 for "stingray" devices deployed on surveillance planes, which are capable of intercepting calls and capturing text messages.

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