Annual Cybercrime Costs to Double to $6 Trillion by 2021

June 27, 2018|Security Features

Global annual cybercrime costs will grow from $3 trillion in 2015 to $6 trillion annually by 2021, 

Cybersecurity Ventures predicts that in the next five years, costs from damage and destruction of data, stolen money, lost productivity, theft of intellectual property, theft of personal and financial data, embezzlement, fraud, post-attack disruption to the normal course of business, forensic investigation, restoration and deletion of hacked data and systems, and reputational harm will double as the attack surface grows a full order of magnitude larger than what it is today.

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AT&T, Sprint, Verizon to Stop Sharing Customer Location Data With Third Parties

June 27, 2018|Security Features

  

Location Data Sharing

In the wake of a scandal involving third-party companies leaking or selling precise, real-time location data on virtually all Americans who own a mobile phone, AT&TSprint and Verizon now say they are terminating location data sharing agreements with third parties.

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GDPR Complaint Count Since May 25

June 27, 2018|Security Features

 

A full month has passed since the EU General Data Protection Regulation went into effect May 25, and the GDPR has already had a wide-ranging global impact, with multiple U.S.-based news sites, such as the Los Angeles Times, restricting access to EU users and complaints reportedly coming in regarding the practices of big tech companies.

But how many complaints? Are consumers rushing to deluge their local data protection authorities? To find out, the IAPP reached out to DPAs of each of the 28 member states to check in and discuss how many complaints they had received since May 25, and we are using today's one-month anniversary of GDPR Day to publish the first look at the data. The results we received varied greatly.

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Ottawa vows to make Canada a global leader in cyber security

June 18, 2018|Security Features

 

Ottawa has released its long-awaited update to its national cyber security strategy, promising to better protect Canadians from cyber crime, to respond to evolving threats, and defend critical government and private sector systems.

“The strategy is the roadmap for Canada’s path forward on cyber security, and is designed to meet the objectives and priorities of Canadians,” Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale said in releasing the document.

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What is the GDPR?

June 12, 2018|Dr. Wael Hassan, PhD.

 

The GDPR represents new legislation that is destined to replace the General Data Protection Regulation, which has been in place since 1995. The arrival of the digital age means that the way people understand and interact with data is changing rapidly.  

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What is the Relationship Between HITECH, HIPAA, and Electronic Health and Medical Records?

June 05, 2018|Security Features

  

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) was signed into law in August 1996, and was updated by the HIPAA Privacy Rule in 2003 and the HIPAA Security Rule in 2005, but how did the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act change HIPAA and what is the relationship between HITECH, HIPAA, and electronic health and medical records?

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