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.
In an in-depth interview, privacy expert Caitlin Fennessy sorts through modified draft regulations to carry out the California Consumer Privacy Act that are designed to help businesses take a more pragmatic approach to privacy.
While the cybersecurity industry has increasingly focused on the roles artificial intelligence and machine learning can play in thwarting attacks, the humans behind the algorithms remain both points of strength and weakness, says RSA President Rohit Ghai, who keynoted the RSA 2020 conference on Tuesday.
Granicus, one of the largest IT service providers for U.S. federal and local government agencies, acknowledges that it left a massive Elasticsearch database exposed to the internet for at least five months, but it says the risks involved were low.
A lawsuit seeking class action status filed against UW Medicine in the wake of a data leak incident has been amended to reflect that at least one HIV patient allegedly had their data exposed. Why are data breaches tied to IT misconfiguration a growing problem?
New Mexico is suing Google, alleging the company violates a federal child privacy law by collecting the personal data of students younger than age 13 without their parents' consent. Google rejects the lawsuit's claims, saying they are "factually incorrect."
Implementing the concept of "privacy design" requires a series of critical steps, says Heikki Tolvanen, chief legal engineer at PrivacyAnt, a Finland-based privacy consulting firm, who offers insights on mistakes to avoid.
A U.S. Defense Department agency that's responsible for providing secure communications and IT equipment for the president and other top government officials says a data breach of one of its systems may have exposed personal data, including Social Security numbers.
The U.S. Census Bureau has not done enough to address cybersecurity issues in preparation for the 2020 census, which is slated to begin in April, according to a new report from the Government Accountability Office.
Amazon's Ring is mandating the use of two-factor authentication for all users, a move designed to help stop creepy takeovers of the web-connected home security cameras. A passcode will be sent to a user's email address or by SMS.
Hacking incidents involving email appear to be the most common type of major health data breach being reported to federal regulators so far in 2020. But the largest breach added to the tally involved a type of incident rarely seen in recent years: the theft of an unencrypted laptop.
Are you attending the RSA 2020 conference? To help navigate the show, here's a preview of 12 top keynote sessions featuring some of the biggest names in cybersecurity tackling critical subjects, including cryptography, critical infrastructure security, bug bounties and supply chain risks.