A recent audit of websites by the well-known Online Trust Alliance has revealed something that many consumers have long suspected. Financial institutions are the least trusted when it comes to cybersecurity. Although the results are no doubt coloured by the inherent fear that many consumers have when it comes to the security of their money, it should still be a worry for banks which have long struggled with issues around online trust.
The private sector is increasingly turning to cyber insurance to at least mitigate some of the effects of hacking, however governments across the globe seem to have been slow to take advantage. Given the severity of the cyber threats, is it time for public sector agencies to leverage cyber insurance offerings?
Seventy percent of security pros want governments to impose social media regulation for the collection of personal data by social media companies. Yet, expectations are hazy and 72% also indicated that they have little to no faith that government officials have an understanding of the threats to digital privacy.
New cyber security directive from DHS has cut mandatory time for U.S. federal government agencies to patch vulnerabilities considered critical from 30 to 15 days, failure to do so may result in administrative penalties.
Tech companies and civic organizations signed an open letter to stop GCHQ proposal to insert government or law enforcement officials into encrypted chats.
New Federal Data Strategy from U.S. Government Could Have Important Privacy and Security Implications
All U.S. government agencies are expected to create annual action plans in 2019-2020 to support the new Federal Data Strategy. What are the possible privacy and security implications?
Tax information of five million Bulgarians were exposed in a massive data breach at country's national tax agency. Not only do the government need to worry about the leaked data, they are also subjected to GDPR penalties.
All citizens in Kazakhstan are forced to install a government-issued national security certificate as part of Internet surveillance strategy. This certificate will allow government to read all their messages or even alter them.
Huawei’s dream of becoming a leader in 5G networks remains on hold as new study found many of its employees had prior links to Chinese intelligence and worked in projects eavesdropping on citizens or scooping up valuable data.
Agencies of nearly two dozen small cities and towns in Texas were hit with a ransomware attack that crippled key city services like payment processing operations and printing of identity documents.