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Federal cybersecurity agency on the way?

As human activity migrates into the online space, keeping the bad guys from mucking it all up becomes paramount. Does that mean it’s time for a federal cybersecurity agency?

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Moving beyond template-based notifications

How to identify your gray area stakeholders for more effective incident response communications.

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Digital ethics rising in importance

We must keep in mind that just because we have the ability to deploy a new technological innovation does not mean that we should. The need to prioritize digital ethics is becoming increasingly important for all organizations that are...

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Financial services embraces AI | TECH(talk)

With artificial intelligence (and machine learning) showing up in numerous industries, it's no surprise they're now gaining traction in financial services. Coming soon to a banking chatbot near you....

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‘Nuff said!

The Marvel Cinematic Universe started in comic books as the creations of three main visionaries: Stan Lee, Jack Kirby and Steve Ditko. They weren’t always successful. Through following the vision of their creators, a new group was...

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What are the latest H-1B visa changes? | TECH(talk)

The controversial H-1B visa program is seeing some changes that could smooth the visa application process – and proposed changes that could make it more restrictive. Here's what's going on.

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Facebook faces billions in potential fines | TECH(feed)

Amidst a slew of user data mishandlings, Facebook could be faced with billions of dollars of fines from regulatory bodies across the globe. But how much would a few billion dollars actually affect the company? On this episode of...

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Proposed changes to California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 could rewrite privacy law

A recently proposed repeal of 2018's CCPA called the PAA would shift California even closer to the requirements of the GDPR.

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What lessons can we learn from Notre Dame to better prepare for cyberattacks?

The Notre Dame cathedral – one of mankind’s greatest achievements – is not only a monument to Catholicism, but also to the French people who built and maintained this landmark over centuries…and will now rebuild this icon again. As...

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Julian Assange arrested: Hero of transparency and privacy, or villain against nations?

Just because you can take something doesn’t mean you should...or that it’s the right thing to do.

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The ethical use of data

When thinking about data privacy and security, the focus is typically on how to keep the bad guys from gaining unauthorized access to our data. We spend billions of dollars every year as an industry to protect our data, and that of...

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Stakes of security especially high in pharmaceutical industry

Pharmaceutical companies face a special level of responsibility, as it is essential that consumers are able to trust in their prescription drugs and related medical treatments, and that patients are able to reliably access them while...

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A hacker or your cloud provider. Who presents the greatest risk to your data?

The latest threat to your data may not be a hacker, but your own cloud provider, who can suspend performance and hold your data hostage.

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Tesla's slow start to 2019, Facebook's password problem | TECH(feed)

Facebook has disclosed another security scandal, but what does that mean for users? Plus, another governing body is balking at U.S. anti-Huawei claims, and data on new car registrations could suggest slowing sales for Tesla. All that...

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Facebook stashing plain text passwords is a wake-up call to improve GRC

Facebook storing hundreds of millions of user passwords in plain text demonstrates the urgent need for more effective governance, risk management and compliance at public companies.

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World's fastest supercomputer, Facebook's alleged cryptocurrency | TECH(feed)

The U.S. government is planning to build the world's fastest supercomputer, Google is slapped with a fine by the European Union and reports of a Facebook cryptocurrency could mean big things for cross-border payments.

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What can we learn about infosec from the Varsity Blues college admissions scandal?

The Varsity Blues scandal – where rich parents paid an intermediary to get their kids into top colleges by paying off coaches to pass them off as athletic recruits (among other things) – exposed multiple operational security failures...

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Huawei and Apple smartphones are both made in China – why is only one banned in Australia?

While Chinese smartphone manufacturer Huawei has been banned from the Australian 5G network rollout, Apple was welcomed with open arms despite also using China to produce phones. So, what’s the difference?

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