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As data privacy laws expand, businesses must employ protection methods

Data protection is challenging for many businesses because the United States does not currently have a national privacy law  —  like the EU’s GDPR  —  that explicitly outlines the means for protection. Lacking a federal referendum, several states have signed comprehensive data privacy measures into law. The California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA) will replace the state’s current […]

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Trans-Atlantic Data Privacy Framework’s Impact on AppSec

Earlier this year, the White House announced that it is working with the European Union on a Trans-Atlantic Data Privacy Framework. According to a White House statement, this framework will “reestablish an important legal mechanism for transfers of EU personal data to the United States. The United States has committed to implement new safeguards to ensure […]

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Build your DPO career with self-paced online learning

Are you planning a career as a DPO (data protection officer)? Are you planning a career as a DPO (data protection officer)? Our unique combined GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) and DPO training course is now available in a low-cost self-paced online format. Delivered by an experienced data privacy consultant, the Certified GDPR Foundation, Practitioner […]

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BEC scammers impersonate CEOs on virtual meeting platforms

The FBI warned US organizations and individuals are being increasingly targeted in BECattacks on virtual meeting platforms The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) warned this week that US organizations and individuals are being increasingly targeted in BEC (business email compromise) attacks on virtual meeting platforms. Business Email Compromise/Email Account Compromise (BEC/EAC) is a sophisticated scam that targets both […]

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Google Privacy Sandbox promises to protect user privacy online

Google announced Privacy Sandbox on Android to limit user data sharing and prevent the use of cross-app identifiers. The company states that the Privacy Sandbox technologies are still in development. “Privacy Sandbox on Android will strengthen privacy, while providing tools app developers need to support and grow their businesses. It will introduce new solutions that […]

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50 Key Stats About Freedom of the Internet Around the World

Almost every part of our everyday lives is closely connected to the internet – we depend on it for communication, entertainment, information, running our households, even running our cars. Not everyone in the world has access to the same features and content on the internet, though, with some governments imposing restrictions on what you can […]

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Adding Data Privacy to DevSecOps

Colorado and Virginia passed new data privacy laws in 2021. Connecticut and Oklahoma are among the states that could enact new legislation around data privacy protections in 2022. California, which kicked off the conversation around data privacy at the state level, is updating its laws. Couple that with the EU’s GDPR and other data privacy laws enacted […]

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CPRA Cheat sheet

Download ISO/IEC 27701 2019 Standard and Toolkit CPRA compliance gap assessment tool 

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Eight resolutions to help navigate the new hybrid office model

Here are some resolutions to follow to ensure your organization safely navigates the new hybrid office model. 1. Increase security awareness. The human factor is always the weakest link in cybersecurity. CISOs must stretch communications skills and create new channels to deliver education about information security. They must expand messages beyond phishing warnings to include topics […]

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NIST PRIVACY FRAMEWORK: A TOOL FOR IMPROVING PRIVACY THROUGH ENTERPRISE RISK MANAGEMENT

The simplest, fastest, and most affordable way to comply with privacy legislation like the EU’s GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation), the CPRA (California Privacy Rights Act), New York’s SHIELD Act, and others. With Privacy as a Service, you can:  * Achieve scaled privacy compliance quickly* Remain one step ahead of legislative developments with affordable advice […]

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A guide to internet safety for kids

As a resource, the internet is a wonderful place for children to learn, explore ideas, and express themselves creatively. The internet is also key in a child’s social development, helping to strengthen communication skills, for example when playing games or chatting with friends. However, parents should be aware that all these activities often come with […]

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DuckDuckGo Wants to Stop Apps From Tracking You on Android

At the end of April, Apple’s introduction of App Tracking Transparency tools shook the advertising industry to its core. iPhone and iPad owners could now stop apps from tracking their behavior and using their data for personalized advertising. Since the new privacy controls launched, almost $10 billion has been wiped from the revenues of Snap, Meta Platform’s Facebook, Twitter, […]

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WFH is here to stay: Five tactics to improve security for remote teams

Working from home comes with a slew of security concerns. Businesses planning to look at remote work as a long-term strategy should take the time to reassess any “band-aid” security solutions that may have been applied at the beginning of the pandemic and look at ways that security can be prioritized permanently. Here are the […]

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The digital identity imperative

But creating an identity layer wasn’t imperative for the creators of the internet as they didn’t predict the emergence of online platforms that facilitate people-to-people interaction. The digital presences most of us have are based on browsing or consumer habits and are siloed within various accounts and social networks. Indeed, they don’t present an accurate […]

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Designing Contact-Tracing Apps

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Digital Driver’s Licenses: Unintended Consequences

Maryland recently joined seven other U.S. states to permit users to carry “digital driver’s licenses.” Under the program—which initially will work with Apple devices like iPhones—users can download a digital credential—a digital driver’s license—to their phones. The digital ID would be carried in the Apple digital wallet in much the same way as a regular ID is carried in […]

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50 Key Stats About Freedom of the Internet Around the World

50 Key Stats About Freedom of the Internet Around the World Almost every part of our everyday lives is closely connected to the internet – we depend on it for communication, entertainment, information, running our households, even running our cars. Not everyone in the world has access to the same features and content on the […]

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List of mandatory documents required by ISO 45001

By Luke Irwin ISO 45001 is the international standard that contains best practices for OH&S (occupational health and safety). Its goal is to reduce injuries and diseases in the workplace, including the promotion and protection of physical and mental health. It’s an issue that’s more important than ever. In addition to the 2.78 million deaths and […]

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Apple Will Offer Onion Routing for iCloud/Safari Users

TOR Anonymity Network 101 If you have been searching for how to access the most private and secure part of the internet, then look no more! The TOR Anonymity Network 101 – An Introduction To The Most Private Part Of The Internet has everything you’ve ever wanted to learn about how to be completely anonymous […]

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Air India data breach impacts 4.5 million customers

Source: Bleepingcomputer Air India disclosed a data breach after personal information belonging to roughly 4.5 million of its customers was leaked two months following the hack of Passenger Service System provider SITA in February 2021. The Indian national carrier first informed passengers that SITA was the victim of a cyberattack on March 19. “This is to inform […]

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