Organizations from various industries across the globe are increasingly hip to the magnitude of the problem posed by data breaches, with 44% of them feeling “very” or “extremely” vulnerable to data threats, according to some of the key takeaways from the global edition of Thales’ 2018 Data Threat Report. This is a sharp increase from 30% … More Concerns about data breaches hitting all-time high
The times when all that our TV sets could do was show us ‘regular’ TV stations are now over. These days, such ‘old-school’ television sets are increasingly being replaced with their ‘smart’ successors, which we can use for streaming video and audio, playing games, browsing the internet, downloading and using apps – all of that … More How safe are you around your smart TV?
In October 2017, researchers made public a serious vulnerability in WPA2, the security protocol that protects most of today’s WiFi networks. This discovery put the protocol’s security in the spotlight and led to discussions about the need for a new standard. Finally, the WiFi Alliance, the organization that certifies WiFi devices, announced WPA3, a new and enhanced authentication … More How will WPA3 improve WiFi security?
As we approach Data Privacy Day 2018, consider this question: how much risk do you believe theft or exposure of private data poses to human health, safety, or prosperity? ESET security researchers posed that exact question to over 700 US adults last year. Respondents were asked to rate the risk on an eight point scale … More Data Privacy vs. Data Protection: Reflecting on Privacy Day and GDPR
I hope you’re reading this at a time when you’re not in the midst of a response to an actual breach, but rather for your own edification, during a time of relative peace and quiet. If people are out there doing internet searches on “what to do after a breach” to learn what to do … More Now is the best time to craft your breach response
When we give privacy or security advice, we usually talk about strong passwords, backing up your data, using security applications, keeping systems up to date, and avoiding default settings. In general, these are the most basic and essential precautions any systems manager must consider. However, depending on the system you want to protect, there are … More Five tips for keeping your database secure
The countdown is on. In just over eight months’ time, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will come into force and this will have huge implications for businesses – of all sizes and in all countries – which handle the personal data of EU citizens. Billed as the largest piece of privacy legislation for 20 … More Is your SME ready for GDPR?