As automobile manufacturers and others rush to shift to production of ventilators and other medical equipment and supplies to help fight the COVID-19 pandemic, they must take steps to ensure security, privacy and safety risks are addressed, says technology attorney Steven Teppler.
The Trump administration is reportedly in talks with tech companies, including Facebook and Google, to explore whether it's possible to use real-time location data from smartphones to support efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19. But some privacy advocates are raising concerns about such tracking efforts.
Microsoft Edge is one of the least private web browsers, according to a security researcher in Ireland. The researcher's new academic paper says the browser sends specific device identifiers, as well as URLs that users browsed, back to the company's corporate servers.
As organizations plot their 2020 cybersecurity strategies, especially in light of privacy regulations, key data governance challenges are emerging. What are the critical issues, and how are they being addressed?
The ACLU has filed a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit against the Department Of Homeland Security and three of its agencies in an effort to learn more about how the department uses facial recognition technology at airports and the country's borders.
It's no exaggeration to say that, in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, we now have the largest-ever global remote workforce. And with it comes an expanded attack surface that requires extra attention. Phil Reitinger of the Global Cyber Alliance shares five tips for securing the remote workforce.
Google will appeal the latest GDPR fine levied against the company. The Swedish Data Protection Authority fined the company nearly $8 million for failure to remove search results related to "right-to-be-forgotten" requests.
Organizations have been scrambling to comply with the California Consumer Privacy Act before enforcement begins in July, say Caitlin Fennessy, research director of the International Association of Privacy Professionals, and Dominique Shelton Leipzig, a partner at Perkins Coie LLP.
RSA 2020 touched on a number of topics, including the security of elections and supply chains, plus AI, zero trust and frameworks, among many others. But from sessions on cryptography, to this year's lower attendance, to the antibacterial dispensers dotted around venues, concerns over COVID-19 also dominated.
The Cryptographer's Panel, which sees five cryptography experts analyze and debate top trends, remains a highlight of the annual RSA conference. For 2020, the panel focused on such topics as facial recognition, election integrity and the never-ending crypto wars, while giving shout-outs to bitcoin and blockchain.
An alleged hacker who's accused of breaching the now defunct Ticketfly site in 2018 and exposing the personal information of about 27 million account holders has been indicted on a federal extortion charge, according to court documents filed by the FBI.
Among the top issues being discussed at the RSA 2020 conference this week is the need for more cybersecurity collaboration between government agencies and the private sector. Here are some interview highlights.
An Israeli marketing company left the authentication credentials for a database online, exposing more than 140 GB worth of names, email addresses and phone numbers. The exposure was found by a U.S.-based security specialist who became frustrated after receiving unwanted marketing messages over SMS.
Not so long ago, many were confused about how security and privacy differ, but that has been rapidly changing, thanks to regulations such as the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation and California's Consumer Privacy Act, says attorney James Shreve, a partner at Thompson Coburn LLP.