Archive for January 2019

Privacy and Security by Design: Thoughts for Data Privacy Day

Data Privacy Day has particular relevance this year, as 2018 brought privacy into focus in ways other years have not. Ironically, in the same year that the European Union’s (EU) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into effect, the public also learned of glaring misuses of personal information and a continued stream of personal data…

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Cyber News Roundup: The latest enormous data breach begs the question…Can we protect ourselves?

It’s easy to become numb to the news about data breaches, especially as the sheer number of accounts and dollars involved is staggering. Security researcher Troy Hunt recently posted a blog about a breach he named Collection #1. Hunt states that “Collection #1 is a set of email addresses and passwords totaling 2,692,818,238 rows. It’s made…

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Cyber News Roundup: Can politicians, SMBs, and schools protect themselves from hackers?

Cybersecurity breaches grab the headlines on a regular basis. Looking beyond the news, there are many industries that are taking a proactive approach to protecting themselves, their data and their customers’ data. According to the Portland Tribune, Oregon Senator Ron Wyden is planning to introduce legislation that will permit U.S. political candidates and lawmakers to…

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