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A look at the largest data breaches over the past 15 years

A new study put together by Kastle Systems looks at the largest data breaches over the past 15 years within the U.S.. The findings highlight which industries and organizations have had the most data breaches.

Q&A: Conquering identity and access challenges amid the IoT boom Special

Managing identities and access during digital transformation is the key. However, the challenges for identity-driven security across all devices creates complex challenges, according to Ben Goodman of ForgeRock.

Q&A: How to future-proof your privacy policy Special

Organizations must begin to view regulatory compliance as a floor for security rather than a ceiling, focusing on protecting customer data instead of just addressing the requirements demanded by regulations, according to Jacob Serpa of Bitglass.

How many regulations is too much? Businesses weigh in Special

With major businesses seeking a federal data privacy law, the pressure is on Congress to make a decision. With new regulations forming in states companies are finding themselves short of compliance .Jacob Serpa, Bitglass, explains more.

Q&A: Tech CEOs are asking Congress for Federal Data Privacy Law Special

Recently 51 tech CEOs sent an open letter to Congress asking for a federal data privacy law, signalling that companies do not want a patchwork of regulations. What might this federal law look like? Chris Hertz of DivvyCloud takes a look.

DoorDash data breach exposes 4.9 million users' details Special

DoorDash has confirmed a data breach impacting 4.9 million users including customers, delivery workers and merchants. The food delivery company said that the breach happened on May 4 and that customers who joined after April 5, 2019 are not affected.

Click2Gov hit by second breach impacting 20,000 payment records Special

After being hit by a significant breach in the past years, Click2Gov, a self-service bill-pay portal for utilities, community development and parking tickets, suffers from another breach impacting over 20,000 payment records from eight cities.

The 34 most connected countries in the world revealed

5G wireless technology promises communications will be faster, better and completely wireless making connections around the world much easier and smoother. However, it remains that some countries are more connected than others as a new survey reveals.

Major databreach exposes data on most of Ecuador's citizens Special

An Elasticsearch server has leaked personal data on almost all of Ecuador's citizens, including their family trees, and children, plus some financial records and car registration information. Anurag Kahol of Bitglass assesses the situation.

Inadequate IT infrastructures are a source of global cyber risk

Data privacy specialists at StorageCraft have issued an international research study looking into the experiences of IT decision-makers in relation to data management. The study reveals concerns about the business risk from unrestricted data growth.

DMVs found to be selling driver data to 1000s of companies Special

Departments of Motor Vehicles in various U.S. states are selling drivers' personal information to businesses. Some sales are pre-approved, but in some cases data has been sold to more nefarious businesses as well. Eve Maler provides some insight.

Q&A: Universities need to prioritize protecting students' data Special

Many education institutions have suffered from major data breaches. Such breaches affect the personal identifiable information of students. This places a responsibility on academia to do more to protect students' data, explains a leading expert.

Dodge releases findings on improving data for project success

The construction sector is increasingly reliant upon digital data in order to make informed decisions about capital projects. Concerns have been flagged, in a new report, about the reliability of this data.

M-Files makes Microsoft Office 365 single point of access

Austin - Technology firm M-Files gas announced the general availability of new enhancements to its Microsoft Office 365 solution, including compliance and governance features for businesses.

Word of mouth drives new customers: Report

New findings indicate that word-of-mouth recommendations are still crucial for retailers in building initial trust and credibility with new customers. Understanding this is important for developing a retail strategy.

Op-Ed: Smartphones leading to 'horns-in-the-head' study is flawed

There's a lot of serious research about smartphone use and health effects, but one piece of research, essentially linking cellphone use to hornlike protuberances on the back of millennials' skulls, has been dismissed by the academic community.

LiFi data transfer is coming, and it's better than WiFi

Technology company Signify is to launch one of the first commercial LiFi systems. The process transmits broadband internet via lights, where LEDs to move data and bypass radio signals. Tests indicate the data transfer is superior to WiFi.

Q&A: Why most businesses plan to deploy iPaaS Special

While most businesses plan to undertake digital transformation initiatives, almost all struggle to integrate and safeguard important data across platforms. The solution to this, according to Jan Arendtsz, CEO of Celigo, is iPaaS.

Digital Innovation Hubs to encourage health data use for R&D

London - The U.K. Medical Research Council is launching a competition process to develop ‘Digital Innovation Hubs’. The hubs will encourage use of health data for medicinal research and innovation.

How seriously are retailers taking new data privacy laws? Special

When GDPR first hit, many retailers rolled out changes to comply with the new regulations, but many smaller companies appear to have reverted back to cookies and data collection, plus other activities that fought data privacy requirements.

A shift in Facebook's ethos? The 'future is now private'

Facebook has spent the past decade connecting people together, partly to collect data and sell it to advertisers. Following a backlash that began in 2018, Zuckerberg now says the future of his company is all about privacy.

Q&A: How location intelligence is empowering businesses Special

With the advanced analytics market expected to witness sustainable growth over 2022, more businesses are leveraging location technology as the key differentiator in improving customer experience, driving revenue and increasing operational efficiency.

Q&A: How to control access to IoT data Special

IoT is responsible for driving the biggest quantity of data into data lakes for businesses to analyze and leverage for analytics. With so much data at stake, companies must control who can and cannot access that data.

Microsoft's undersea cable achieves record transfer speeds

Microsoft and Facebook’s jointly-owned transatlantic undersea cable has broken another another record in relation to data transfer speeds. A speed of 26.2 Terabits per second was achieved.

Fury at HIV data leak in conservative Singapore

Fpo - Rico has lived with HIV for almost a decade, confiding in only a small number of people in socially conservative Singapore, fearful of the reaction. Last month, he got a phone call saying information about his condition had been published online.

Facebook was clobbered by a landmark EU ruling

Facebook has been clobbered with a landmark ruling in Germany that could mean huge changes to the way it collects data for 32 million users in the country.

Germany sets new limits on Facebook data collection

Frankfurt Am Main - Germany's Federal Competition Office (FCO) said Thursday it would impose new limits on how Facebook collects data from subsidiaries Whatsapp and Instagram, as well as third-party websites with embedded Facebook features such as "Like" buttons.

Safer Internet Day prompts smart online choices

This year’s Safer Internet Day forces us to recognize that, for all the wonderful things the internet has brought to humanity, our safety online is not as secure as it could be.

Interview: Privacy ops connects security and privacy teams Special

According to the GDPR regulations enacted in 2018, all organizations that handle data on European customers must now retain a data protection officer (DPO). While this help, what’s needed is an expert in Privacy Operations.

Q&A: What’s in store for business technology this year? Special

The biggest technology trends ahead are expected to have an impact on security, including the adoption of cloud computing, plus advances in machine learning and artificial intelligence. Greg Young, from Trend Micro explains more.
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