Your smart doorbell may be collecting more data than you think, study finds

The study tested 81 IoT devices to analyze their behavior and tracking habits, and in some cases brought rather surprising findings. Have you stopped to think what kind of data may be collected by an innocuously-looking smart device, where the information is sent, and whether it is encrypted? Researchers at Northeastern University and Imperial College … More Your smart doorbell may be collecting more data than you think, study finds

Smart cities must be cyber‑smart cities

As cities turn to IoT to address long-standing urban problems, what are the risks of leaving cybersecurity behind at the planning phase? You’ve probably heard the term “smart cities” – that is, the idea that extensive use of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) to monitor energy, utilities and transportation infrastructure can lead to cost savings, … More Smart cities must be cyber‑smart cities

Shortage of IT security specialists? Outsourcing security services may be an option

Verifiable information shows that the European Union is facing a critical shortage of IT specialists. The European Commission expects that the labor market will have up to 500,000 vacant IT positions by 2020. This industry-wide issue can be confirmed by ESET, challenges shared by companies we have business relationships with and as a conclusion of our ongoing … More Shortage of IT security specialists? Outsourcing security services may be an option

Google hit with €1.49 billion antitrust fine by EU

The third penalty that Europe has levied on the tech giant in less than two years brings the total to €8.25 billion. European Union (EU) authorities have handed down a €1.49 billion (US$1.7 billion) fine to Google for abusing its dominant position in the brokering of online search adverts, according to a statement by the European … More Google hit with €1.49 billion antitrust fine by EU

European Commission orders recall of children’s smartwatch over privacy concerns

The watch has been found to expose its wearers to a high level of risk of being contacted and monitored by attackers. The European Commission has issued a recall order for a smartwatch aimed at children due to concerns that it represents a serious risk for the privacy and security of its wearers. The watch, … More European Commission orders recall of children’s smartwatch over privacy concerns

Suspected GDPR violations prompt over 95,000 complaints

Eight months after the landmark rules came into effect, data released by the European Commission provides a glimpse into the law’s application. National data protection watchdogs in the European Union (EU) have received 95,180 complaints from citizens alleging the mishandling of personal data since the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into effect in May … More Suspected GDPR violations prompt over 95,000 complaints

Google fined €50 million for violating EU data privacy rules

France’s data protection watchdog issues the first major penalty under the EU’s new privacy regime. France’s data protection watchdog CNIL has slapped Google with a fine of €50 million (almost US$57 million) for what the authority views as the tech giant’s failure to adhere to its obligations that stem from the European Union’s (EU) data … More Google fined €50 million for violating EU data privacy rules