Data Security


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Google Facing Lawsuit Over Collection of Facial Scans, Personal Data From Children

School districts are increasingly turning to Google for online classroom tools during the coronavirus pandemic, but the company has faced scrutiny for the data it collects on students.

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Zoom CEO Vows To Improve Privacy, Cybersecurity Issues After User Criticisms

After experiencing an unprecedented growth in users over the course of a month, the video conferencing app is hoping to address complaints of “Zoombombing” and improper data collection.

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Video Conferencing Software Zoom Faces Scrutiny Over Hacks, Abusive Behavior During Meetings

The spread of “Zoombombing,” or hijacking a meeting room with abusive images or speech, has grown in scope as more Americans turn to teleconferencing for classroom instruction and workplace meetings.

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Marriott Discloses Second Security Breach, Affecting Millions, In Two Years

The hack took place through Marriott Bonvoy, the company's loyalty app, and affected up to 5.2 million guests.

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Research: Americans Should Watch Out For Hacking Campaigns Related to Stimulus Bill, Economic Recovery

Cyber attackers have already attempted to profit off of spam websites selling fake coronavirus cures. Now, hackers will turn toward Americans’ thirst for information about stimulus checks and financial aid.

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World Health Organization Facing Cyber Attacks During Coronavirus Response

A malicious site imitating the WHO’s email system was created to collect the account information of the organization’s employees.

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Justice Department Takes First Legal Action Against Coronavirus Scam Websites

A federal judge granted a temporary restraining order to have a website selling fake vaccine kits shut down immediately.

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Facing Down Cybersecurity and Operational Challenges Caused By Coronavirus Crisis

Businesses will have to tackle issues with supply chains and staffing in the coming months. Here’s how to make sure your organization can withstand the COVID-19 crisis.



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Hackers Steal Credit Card Data From NutriBullet Customers Through Magecart Attacks

The attacks, which targeted NutriBullet’s official website, were acknowledged by the company but it’s not clear whether affected customers will be notified.

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Cyber Attack Hits Department of Health and Human Services Amid Government Coronavirus Response

HHS officials said no personal data was accessed and the attack was not successful. But it could be a sign of things to come during the coronavirus pandemic.

Attorney General Directs Department of Justice to Crack Down on Coronavirus Scammers, Cyber Criminals

In a memo to attorney’s offices across the country, William Barr said that federal law enforcement should prioritize investigating and prosecuting crimes related to the pandemic.

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High Number of Recently Created Coronavirus Websites Linked to Scamming Operations

Americans need to be on the lookout for malicious domains created by scammers as well as widespread disinformation and conspiracy theories being spread online.

Despite Technical Issues, DHS Claims Victory on Super Tuesday With No Foreign Hacking Attempts

There was no significant increase in disinformation campaigns or hacking attempts like there were in 2016, according to top Homeland Security officials.

Controversial Facial Recognition Company Clearview AI Has Counted ICE FBI and Private Companies Among Its Clients

Controversial Facial Recognition Company Clearview AI Has Counted ICE FBI and Private Companies Among Its Clients

Clearview is also piloting a video surveillance camera with live facial recognition capabilities and has tried to expand into other countries in the Middle East and Asia.

Validate Your Security Model

Validate Your Security Model

As security threats grow in complexity and scale, organizations are spending major resources to address the threats and minimize risk, including hiring top security talent and purchasing sevenfigure security solutions.

All About the Data

All About the Data

When you consider today’s smartphones, the phone part is almost ancillary. It’s really the apps and the advanced optics that drive the purchase.

Essential Management

Essential Management

There are essential elements that great integrators and managed service providers have that set them apart from the competition.

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Lawmakers Plan Bill That Would Endanger Tech Company Efforts to Implement Full Encryption

The legislation reflects growing frustration from the Justice Department about the encryption practices of tech companies, particularly when it comes to investigating child abuse or terrorist activity.

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California’s Consumer Privacy Act Affects How Companies Will Store Data Nationwide

CCPA (officially called AB-375) incorporates some of the elements of GDPR and takes a broader view of private data and protecting PII. The storage, transportation, and management of sensitive consumer and company information have become critical issues for companies of all sizes to lock down and secure.

Consumers Should Be On Alert For Coronavirus Scams, FTC Warns

The amount of disinformation surrounding the coronavirus outbreak is the perfect environment for scammers preying on confusion.

  • How COVID-19 Has Revolutionized Aviation Security How COVID-19 Has Revolutionized Aviation Security

    In this episode of SecurPod, Ralph C. Jensen and Steve Karoly talk about the COVID-19 pandemic and the changes experienced in the aviation security vertical. The pandemic has changed society and our way of life. It has also brought about seismic changes.

Digital Edition

  • Security Today Magazine - April 2021

    April 2021

    Featuring:

    • Transforming Security
    • Driving COVID Adaptations
    • A Capitol Breach
    • Running the Gauntlet
    • On a Cloud of its Own

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