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SEC getting more aggressive on financial cyber lapses

SEC security measures, or cyber enforcement actions, are powerful incentives for financial institutions to protect investments and data from theft and fraud.

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Posted in Featured, Financial Services Security, Security Standards and Compliance

 

Don’t expect jailed CEOs, but Wyden at least puts consumer privacy on the table

The Consumer Data Protection Act (as outlined in the CDPA draft circulated in early November by Sen. Ron Wyden) might not send CEOs to jail, but it will certainly help protect Americans’ data.

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Posted in Legal, Privacy, Security Standards and Compliance

 

Better passwords in California won’t help much

California is all done with weak passwords. Well, not right now, but it says it will be done with them for internet-connected devices in another 14 months—starting Jan. 1, 2020. From then on, the Information Privacy: Connected Devices bill, signed earlier this month by Gov. Jerry Brown, will require each such device to have a […]

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Posted in Internet of Things, Legal, Security Standards and Compliance

 

LifeLock lesson—Third party security is your security

On July 25, on his blog Krebs on Security, Brian Krebs covered a flaw in how LifeLock processed “unsubscribe” information related to its marketing activities. For those unfamiliar with LifeLock, it is a subsidiary of Symantec offering identity monitoring and protection services in the U.S. market. Brian outlined an issue impacting recipients of LifeLock marketing material […]

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Posted in Privacy, Security Standards and Compliance

 

Remediating XSS: Does a single fix work?

A very common type of injection defect is cross-site scripting (also known as XSS or HTML injection). Many developers struggle with remediation of XSS because of a misunderstanding of the difference between validation, sanitization, and normalization/canonicalization. Lately, even some security vendors have started suggesting “fixing” injection defects close to the source rather than close to […]

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Hackers target cryptocurrency exchange, new Spectre vulnerabilities, and healthier healthcare

Taylor Armerding, Synopsys Software Integrity Group senior strategist, gives you the scoop on application security and insecurity in this week’s Security Mashup. Watch the episode below:   What’s in this week’s Security Mashup, you ask? Cryptocurrency exchange Bancor gets targeted by hackers and loses $23.5 million, two new subvariants of Spectre vulnerabilities have been discovered, […]

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Posted in Medical Device Security, Security Standards and Compliance, Weekly Security Mashup

 

GDPR raises the stakes on data breaches

Another week, another list of data breaches resulting from vulnerabilities in third-party contractors for high-profile companies. But since May 25, at least in the European Union (EU), it is more than just another week. There is the potential for something both more harsh and more expensive than unhappy customers, brand damage, or even class action […]

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Posted in Data Breach, Security Standards and Compliance

 

Timehop breach provides GDPR response template

With the disclosure of 21 million individuals’ account information being accessed in a data breach at Timehop, we now have a blueprint for what public disclosure of a breach might look like under the new GDPR rules. In their disclosure, Timehop stated that on July 4, malicious actors gained access to account information for 21 […]

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Posted in Data Breach, Security Standards and Compliance

 

Data breaches and more data breaches—oh my!

It’s been quite an interesting few weeks in the land of data breach disclosures. We started with Under Armour disclosing a breach in their MyFitnessPal application that impacted 150 million users. A few days later, Lord & Taylor and Saks Fifth Avenue disclosed a breach impacting millions of their in-store shoppers. Later the same day, […]

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Posted in Data Breach, Security Standards and Compliance

 

What you need to know about the Singapore Cybersecurity Bill

The newly ratified Singapore Cybersecurity Bill is Singapore’s answer to securing critical information infrastructure (CII) providers, minimizing threats from malicious actors. But now that the bill has been signed into law, analysts and practitioners alike are raising concerns about the high costs and logistic challenges of enforcing it. CII providers are defined as the owners […]

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Posted in Security Standards and Compliance