data security

Splunk’s data analytics gets a security boost with $350 million acquisition of Phantom Cyber

The data analytics service provider Splunk is giving itself a security upgrade with its $350 million cash and stock acquisition of the security automation technology developer, Phantom Cyber. One of t

BigID pulls in $14 million Series A to help identify private customer data across big data stores

As data privacy becomes an increasingly important notion, especially with the EU’s GDPR privacy laws coming online in May, companies need to find ways to understand their customer’s priva

Facebook starts polishing its privacy messaging ahead of GDPR

As the May 25 deadline for compliance with the EU's updated privacy framework fast approaches Facebook is continuing to PR the changes it's making to try to meet the new data protection standard -- a


Within a matter of months, the General Data Protection Regulation will apply across the EU and business processing citizens' data will need to be sure they're compliant. We explain the major changes i

Uber data breach “raises huge concerns”, says UK watchdog

The fallout from Uber's disclosure yesterday of a massive data breach affecting 57 million users and drivers that it concealed for a year continues: The UK's data protection watchdog has put out a str

Call to tighten UK law over data breaches

Consumer group Which? is unhappy with the U.K. data protection bill and has called on the government to amend the draft legislation to allow third-party organizations to seek collective redress for d

It’s time to build our own Equifax with blackjack and crypto

The private data of 143 million Equifax “customers” is now available for download. Have no doubt: This means you will be hacked. This means your SIM card can be spoofed. This means someone

Is Symantec getting ready to buy Splunk?

Yesterday, Symantec CEO Greg Clark flexed his M&A biceps, saying that Splunk could be an attractive target. Clark definitely plans to go whale hunting to regain Symantec's long-lost security posit

On data protection Brexit means mirroring EU rules, confirms UK minister

What does Brexit mean for UK data protection rules? Likely mirroring the major part of EU data protection law, according to UK digital minister Matt Hancock, who was giving evidence to a House of Lord

Three UK suffers major data breach via compromised employee login

Three UK is the latest company to suffer what looks to be a major data breach -- potentially exposing the personal information of millions of customers.

What the new NHTSA guidelines mean for self-driving cars

In September, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration issued guidelines for the testing and deployment of autonomous [PDF] vehicles. The important thing to remember for now is that these

The worth of your professional profile, network and personal data

Tim Berners-Lee created the web in 1989. Twenty-seven years later, he’s asking for a reinvention. The web has made life easier, but it has also introduced challenges and ethical questions pertaining

Ignorance almost killed our best shot at EMR interoperability

U.S. healthcare patients just dodged a bullet. In late May, misconceptions about APIs nearly led to the Joint Health IT Committee shooting down our best chance of universal electronic health records b

How activist DeRay Mckesson’s Twitter account was hacked

Even though several huge data breaches have recently exposed hundreds of millions of social media login credentials online, users aren’t re-setting their passwords — which means you’ll p

Meem backs up your phone every time you charge it

Forgot to back up your phone again? The way we use smartphones has changed a lot, and many of us never even plug our smartphones into computers anymore. Meem's new power cables for iOS and Android may

Startups to Congress: Strong data security keeps us competitive

Over the past few weeks, Twilio has had the opportunity to meet with members of Congress and their staff who have taken on the difficult task of balancing security and privacy. We were struck by the s

Sony finally says it’s adding 2FA to PlayStation Network

It looks like Sony is finally gearing up to add two-factor authentication to the PlayStation Network -- some five years after a massive data breach compromised the details of millions of users, includ

EU Approach To Regulating Data Needs More Hope And Less Fear

From Britain’s railway mania of the 1840s to the dot-com bubble of the late 1990s, innovative new technologies have routinely touched off periods of near hysteria as marketers and commentators promi

Valuing A Data Breach Victim

In the relentless world of public breach reporting, there’s a fixation on the number of accounts affected; the higher the number, the larger the impact. But from a victim’s perspective, does it ma

The Sabermetrics Arms Race: Scouting In The Age Of Cyber Signal Stealing

In my favorite episode of “Seinfeld,” George Costanza’s boss with the Yankees, Mr. Wilhelm, notices that some shoes, bases, helmets and batting doughnuts have gone missing. After noting suspicio
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