The California Consumer Privacy Act could cost companies in the state a total of $55 billion for initial compliance expenses, according to a new study prepared for the state attorney general's office. The landmark privacy legislation is slated to go into effect on Jan. 1, 2020.
Facebook is falling under renewed pressure for its plans to make its messaging platforms fully encrypted. The U.S., U.K. and Australia are asking Facebook to ensure law enforcement can access messages.
A dental practice in Texas that responded to patients' Yelp reviews by disclosing patient names and other health information has gotten a bad review from federal regulators: A $10,000 HIPAA monetary settlement and a corrective action plan.
"Cyberattacks are one of the unfortunate realities of doing business today," reads gaming company Zynga's data breach notification, thus breaking the first rule of crisis management: Own your mistakes. Hacker Gnosticplayers claims the company was still storing passwords using outdated SHA1.
The city of Baltimore's ransomware outbreak - $18 million in costs and counting - led to many crypto-locked files being lost forever, because no IT policy mandated centralized file backups. But effective IT solutions exist to help solve this challenge, provided they're deployed in advance of an attack.
Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., is demanding answers from TridentUSA Health Services about its data security practices following the recent discovery that it exposed more than 1 million patient files on the internet due to an unsecured server.
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report features an analysis of Donald Trump's comments about "the server" in a discussion with the president of Ukraine. Also: insights on "privacy by design" and highlights of ISMG's Cybersecurity Summit in Toronto.
Proponents of the potential adoption of a national unique patient identifier had been hopeful that the Senate would follow the House's lead in lifting a 20-year ban on funding for federal regulators to work on development. But now they face two substantial hurdles.
Why did U.S. President Donald Trump discuss cybersecurity firm CrowdStrike with the president of Ukraine, saying "the server, they say Ukraine has it"? Experts say Trump appears to be referring to one or more conspiracy theories, none of which have a basis in reality.
APT groups that are backed by the Russian government rarely share code with each other, fostering a competitive landscape, according to a new report. This shows that Russia is willing to push the limits of its sophisticated cyber capabilities, researchers conclude.
Technology companies often don't build in controls to protect privacy during the application development process, says Jason Cronk, a lawyer and privacy engineer. But using "privacy by design" principles during software development can help avoid trouble, he says.