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Survey: Most firms still use unencrypted file transfer protocols

Findings from a VanDyke Software-commissioned survey many firms continue to use weak security protocols abound for file transfer, which puts the business at risk to a cyberattack.

Californian businesses will pay $55 billion for data privacy law

A new regulatory impact analysis on the impact of the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) estimates the initial costs for state business compliance with the new data privacy law to be $55 billion.

German schools ban Office 365 over privacy concerns: Interview Special

A German state has made it illegal for schools to use Office 365. The ban stems from privacy concerns surrounding the likelihood that Microsoft’s cloud platform could expose student and teacher personal information to U.S. officials.

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.

Revealed: The biggest cybersecurity breaches of past three years

A new report from Bitglass examines the biggest data breaches affecting companies from the last three years. This includes the Marriott breach of 2018, the Equifax breach of 2017 and the Yahoo! breach of 2016.

Many businesses unfamiliar with California Consumer Privacy Act

A study by MediaPRO indicates that many employees have a significant gap in their awareness of crucial impending data privacy laws, which will affect the U.S. state of California.

Ernest Health suffers data breach of patient records Special

An undisclosed number of patients at the Rehabilitation Hospital of Northwest Ohio, owned by Ernest Health, had their personal data compromised. A data security expert provides an assessment.

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: Remaining cyber safe when travelling over the Holiday season Special

Douglas Crawford, privacy expert at, discusses what the Marriott cyber-hack means for the 367 million affected, and how consumers can take better steps in protecting themselves online.

Q&A: Cloud computing is making data centers more efficient Special

Cloud computing is changing the way many businesses deploy applications, control users, and deliver resources. The ability to interconnect data centers enables organizations of all sizes to be more agile and cost-effective — and become more competitive.

Campaign group puts case against facial recognition

London - Facial recognition technologies are growing in sophistication and are becoming increasingly used by governments and companies to identify individuals. While some support the enhanced security, others, like Liberty, express concerns.

Companies ramp up data privacy in wake of attacks

Companies are making major investments in data security, in wake of attacks, and in data privacy, in order to meet righter regulations like GDPR, according to a new worldwide survey of business practices.

Privacy concerns for living in the smart city Special

Michael Fauscette, from G2 Crowd, has raised concerns about the privacy issues of ambient intelligence in the growing smart cities. What does privacy mean in a city where our location, our actions, even our intentions are being tracked and recorded?

Facebook sends Cambridge Analytica warning to users

Facebook members can now check if they are one of the 87 million potential users whose data has been shared with Cambridge Analytica.

Will business intelligence negate the need for data scientists?

A controversial study notes how Business Intelligence tools advance, giving rise to self-service analytics, is there still a need for data scientists? This is the context of improved algorithms that yield quicker and simpler results.

Why user and entity behavior analytics matter

As employee numbers grow, an organisation's vulnerability to insider threats grows. A new report suggests businesses can protect themselves with user and entity behavior analytics.

Why location data sharing needs fundamental rethink

Consumers are voicing concerns about the way companies are using their location data. According to HERE Technologies, this is prompting a rethink in readiness for new services such as autonomous cars and drone deliveries.

How to reduce the risk of healthcare data loss: Interview Special

The amount of data flowing in and out of hospitals is massive, and this puts it at risk from cyberattack. MediaPro’s Colleen Huber, Director of Cyber Education Strategy looks at what healthcare organizations can do to protect themselves.

Interview: Secure shopping online made easy Special

Token is a mobile app that enables you to shop securely by disguising your payment details. To understand how this works, and the advantages for businesses and consumers, Digital Journal spoke with Zohar Steinberg.

How Algebraix Data aims to give consumers their data rights back Special

Algebraix Data is a company that is taking on Internet giants like Facebook, with the aim of giving consumers their data rights back. Digital Journal caught up with Charlie Silver, CEO of Algebraix Data.

How to stop employees stealing and selling data: Interview Special

All companies are at risk from insider threats, be they from disgruntled employees stealing and selling data or taking contact lists. Cybersecurity expert Kurt Long provides some advice to companies so they can take measures to protect themselves.

Interview: Why are open-source security vulnerabilities rising? Special

Open-source vulnerabilities are increasing, according to a new survey, that this presents concerns for businesses. But is enough being done? Not according to Guy Podjarny, CEO and co-founder of Snyk.

Why data integrity is essential for the pharmaceutical sector Special

Otocec - Data integrity is necessary for ensuring the safety of medicine, helping to assure that release tests are correct and have not been corrupted. This was a key message at a recent Pharmig conference held in Slovenia.

Essential Science: Call for scientists to open up data

The last week in October has seen the launch of ‘open access’ week, encouraging scientists to open up data for public scrutiny. This has triggered a fresh debate about what this means and how it can be implemented.

New model to improve security of cloud computing

Adding a cell structure to cloud-based computing provides a system that is resilient to external compromise and one that severely limits the ability of an attacker to further exploit the organization beyond the cell.

IT experts trying to combine innovation with security in tech

Jersey City - What does the future look like for information technology? It will consist of cloud computing, mobile devices and edge technologies, according to a report by top IT officials from various government agencies in the United States.

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