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Security Foresights for the New Year

Security Foresights for the New Year

Once upon a time, this was the year when cars could fly, human immune systems healed themselves and cops could stop a crime dead in its tracks. While some of these things are still more of a dream than a reality, the last one is becoming more viable every day.

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More Than 100 Nursing Homes Cut Off From Health Data, Payroll Due to Ransomware Attack

A cyber attack on an IT services provider has had major consequences for nursing homes, some of which may have to close down if they do not gain access to crucial patient data.

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This Thanksgiving, Be Thankful For Steps You Can Take to Protect Your Privacy

The debate is raging over whether privacy is dead. But data security and privacy is what you make of it.

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Tips for Increasing Security in Your Smart Home

On their own, smart home devices do not protect themselves. Users must take action to protect their privacy and data security.

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Congressmen Protest TSA Plan to Shoot Down Drones Near Airports

Two House members say the Department of Homeland Security does not have enough authority to deploy defense equipment to take down drones.

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Senators Call For Commerce Department To Stop Licensing Tech Sales to Huawei

Huawei has started granting licenses to companies, including Microsoft, hoping to sell products to the Chinese tech giant.

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Hacking Threats Are Growing More Sophisticated in Developing Countries, Report Finds

Malicious actors and state-sponsored hacking operations are expanding in countries outside of the “Big Four,” a new report finds.

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FBI: Auto Industry Has Been Key Target of Cyber Attacks Since 2018

Auto companies are set to face a wider range of threats thanks to the rise of internet-connected vehicles, the FBI said in a recent report.



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House of Representatives Passes Bill Addressing Violence Against Healthcare Workers

The legislation faces a tough road ahead in the Senate and a potential veto from the Trump administration, which opposes the current version of the bill.

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Macy’s Customer Data Exposed After October Website Hack

The department store chain is notifying customers that hackers were able to scrape credit card data from online purchases for about a week.

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Cybersecurity Companies Partner Up With Domestic Violence Charities to Fight Stalkerware

The Coalition Against Stalkerware hopes to be a resource for abuse victims and a pathway for security companies and advocacy organizations to work together.

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New Bill Would Require Federal Law Enforcement To Obtain Warrant Before Using Facial Recognition

The bipartisan legislation would prevent “abuse” of the surveillance tool by federal authorities, according to Sens. Chris Coons and Mike Lee.

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Disney+ Customer Accounts Found For Sale on Dark Web As Users Complain of Hacking

The company says there is no evidence of a security breach, but researchers suspect that account information was stolen using lists of previously hacked emails and passwords.

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Louisiana Faces Down Ransomware Attack On State Agencies

Several services were shut down on Monday, but the governor says that it was a pre-emptive measure and that the ransomware did not infect all government servers.

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Four People Killed, Six Wounded at Football Watch Party in Fresno

The tragedy, which took place at a gathering of family and friends on Sunday, follows shortly after a school shooting in Santa Clarita, California.

What You Need to Know About Access Control in 2020

What You Need to Know About Access Control in 2020

It is hard to believe that 2019 is coming to a close. As we look ahead to the New Year, sitting with colleagues, we reflected on the trends that impacted our industry in 2019, and predict what we can look forward to in 2020 and beyond.

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Portland Seeks to Become First City in Maine to Ban Facial Recognition Technology

The ban seeks to prohibit the use of all facial recognition technology by city officials and employees in Portland, Maine.

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Federal Prosecutors Charge 10 Men in Romance Scams Based in Nigeria

Authorities have arrested seven men across the U.S. who were part of the money laundering fraud scheme.

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Federal Court Rules That Warrantless Device Searches at Airports, Ports of Entry Violate Fourth Amendment

Under the terms of the ruling, border agents must demonstrate “individualized suspicion” of international travelers before officials can seize and search an electronic device.

Federal Trade Commission

FTC Reaches Settlement With Utah Company Accused of Improperly Protecting Customer Data

Between 2014 and 2016, a hacker was able to access the personal information of about 1 million InfoTrax Systems customers. Now, the FTC is taking action.

The Secrets of Successful Cybersecurity Threat Hunters

As cyber attacks become more complex, companies are taking a proactive approach to get ahead of hackers.

Research: 5G Networks Still Vulnerable to Location Tracking, Downgrading Attacks

A group of researchers found 11 flaws, several of which would expose a device’s location and when a user calls or sends texts.

Gun Manufacturer Could be Held Liable for Sandy Hook Shooting

Gun Manufacturer Could be Held Liable for Sandy Hook Shooting

The Supreme Court refused Tuesday to shield a major arms manufacturer from potential liability in the 2012 school shooting that left 26 students and educators dead in Newtown, Connecticut.

G4S Named 2020 Military Friendly Employer

G4S was ranked eighth among the 290 employers who were recognized.

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