Data Security


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Researchers: Your ‘Anonymous Data’ May Not Be As Anonymous After All

Americans could be signing over the keys to their identity when filling out medical forms that promise to “anonymize” their information, according to a new algorithm developed by scientists.

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Attorney General Revives Feud With Tech Companies Over 'Warrant Proof' Encryption

Security experts and lawmakers say that creating a “backdoor” to unlock devices and messages would make those products vulnerable to hackers.

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Equifax Will Pay At Least $650 Million In Settlement Over 2017 Data Breach

The credit-reporting agency will pay at least $300 million to victims. But it may be difficult for consumers to prove direct losses from identity theft.

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Healthcare Industry at Highest Risk of Cybersecurity Breaches, Study Finds

While healthcare organizations are confidently moving sensitive patient data to the cloud, less than half are encrypting that information.

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Viral FaceApp Draws Concerns From Users About Data Privacy

The app, which is based out of Russia, was popular for its ability to make users look older. But critics say there’s a catch.

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Sensitive Information of Over 1.4 Million Students 'Improperly Stored' by Maryland Government

A state audit found that the personal information of over 1 million students and more than 200,000 teachers was at risk of identity theft.

FTC’s $5 Billion Fine On Facebook Should Serve As ‘Warning’ For Companies Concerned About Data Security

FTC’s $5 Billion Fine On Facebook Should Serve As ‘Warning’ For Companies Concerned About Data Security

While the penalty will have little effect on Facebook’s bottom line, the massive fine could be indicative of the commission’s willingness to punish companies for data security issues.

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Cybersecurity Company Can Offer Discounted Services to Campaigns, FEC Rules

A California-based company has been given the OK to offer its services to campaigns for a discounted rate ⁠— as long as that rate is the same for other clients.



Employees Still Struggle to Identify Phishing Threats and Properly Protect Their Data, Report Finds

Respondents, who answered 22 percent of questions incorrectly, struggled most with assessments about mobile device encryption and protections for personally identifiable information.

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British Airways Hit With Record $229 Million Fine After 2018 Hack

The airline, along with Mariott International, is facing harsher penalties for not properly protecting customers’ personal data prior to cyberattacks.

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Report: ICE Used Facial Recognition Technology To Search Multiple State Driver's License Databases

In states where undocumented immigrants can obtain driver’s licenses, ICE has asked agencies to search for matches in their databases. Two have complied.

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China Installs Secret App to Travelers’ Phones to Monitor For ‘Objectionable Material’

The application is the Chinese government’s latest escalation of its surveillance operation of Uighurs, a Muslim minority, for supposed terrorist activity.

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Five Ways to Keep Your Workplace Safe Online

Regardless of size or business type, companies must institute these basic practices to make sure their organizations are well protected from cybercriminals.

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Senate Report: Federal Agencies Have Failed To Respond to Growing Cybersecurity Threats

Eight agencies, including the Department of Homeland Security and Education Department, are using outdated systems that have few security updates and have failed to protect Americans’ personal data.

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Ten Percent of Delaware Population Affected by Nearly Nine-Year Security Breach at Insurance Provider

Dominion National discovered in April that its servers, containing the financial and personal data of 95,000 Delawareans, may have been accessed by an unauthorized party since 2010.

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Estonia Creates World’s First-Ever ‘Data Embassy’ to Improve Information Security

The high-tech country’s decision to move highly sensitive databases to another country could be a model for other nations hoping to maintain their data security.

Google, University of Chicago Medical Center Accused of Sharing Patients’ Data

Google University of Chicago Medical Center Accused of Sharing Patients Data

Google and the University of Chicago Medical Center are being sued for allegedly sharing unauthorized data from their patients.

House of Representatives Passes Election Security Bill

House of Representatives Passes Election Security Bill

The House of Representatives passed an election security bill 225-184 on Thursday of last week. The Securing America’s Federal Elections (SAFE) Act is designed to prohibit cyberinterference.

Thousands of Potentially Counterfeit Apps Found in Google Play Store

Thousands of Potentially Counterfeit Apps Found in Google Play Store

Researchers have found over 2,000 apps that are potentially counterfeits, modeled after popular app downloads. These counterfeits contain harmful malware that could harm unsuspecting users.

Lake City to Pay Nearly $500,000 to Hackers

Lake City to Pay Nearly $500,000 to Hackers

Hackers have found a sweet spot in encrypting and attacking municipal computer systems. Lake City is the latest to suffer from these attacks, and after two weeks of inaccessible services, have agreed to pay the $460,000 ransom to hackers.

  • Ahead of Current Events Ahead of Current Events

    In this episode, Ralph C. Jensen chats with Dana Barnes, president of global government at Dataminr. We talk about the evolution of Dataminr and how data software benefits business and personnel alike. Dataminr delivers the earliest warnings on high impact events and critical information far in advance of other sources, enabling faster response, more effective risk mitigation for both public and private sector organizations. Barnes recites Dataminr history and how their platform works. With so much emphasis on cybersecurity, Barnes goes into detail about his cybersecurity background and the measures Dataminr takes to ensure safe and secure implementation.

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