What to do if you receive a data breach notice

Receiving a breach notification doesn’t mean you’re doomed – here’s what you should consider doing in the hours and days after learning that your personal data has been exposed. Data breaches occur when an unauthorized third-party accesses an organization’s private information. Often, they involve theft of customers’ and/or employees’ personal data. There are strict rules … More What to do if you receive a data breach notice

Google scores big win as court blocks iPhone tracking lawsuit

The tech giant wins an appeal against a claim that it unlawfully collected personal data of millions of iPhone users. Google has just scored a major court win after the United Kingdom’s Supreme Court has thrown out a mass action lawsuit where the company could have ended up paying billions in compensation to millions of … More Google scores big win as court blocks iPhone tracking lawsuit

Employee offboarding: Why companies must close a crucial gap in their security strategy

There are various ways a departing employee could put your organization at risk of a data breach. How do you offboard employees the right way and ensure your data remains safe? The COVID-19 pandemic has created the perfect conditions for insider risk. Financial crises have in the past led to a spike in fraud and nefarious activity, and … More Employee offboarding: Why companies must close a crucial gap in their security strategy

Vaccine passports: Is your personal data in safe hands?

Vaccination passports may facilitate the return to normalcy, but there are also concerns about what kinds of personal data they collect and how well they protect it. Here’s what you should know. Technology has been front and center throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, but not without presenting a few issues and challenges. Proof of vaccination and … More Vaccine passports: Is your personal data in safe hands?

Beyond the pandemic: Why are data breach costs at an all‑time high?

It might be tempting to blame the record-high costs of data breaches on the COVID-19 pandemic alone. But dig deeper and a more nuanced picture emerges. Any narrative about cybersecurity in 2020 is naturally going to focus on the COVID-19 pandemic. This once-in-a-generation crisis and the digital transformation it accelerated both broadened corporate attack surfaces and directed … More Beyond the pandemic: Why are data breach costs at an all‑time high?