The Cyberspace Administration of China's new regulation for companies that offer algorithm-based recommendation services has been met with caution. Some statements in the regulation, which is to go into effect on March 1, are vague enough to be abused, and confidentiality is also a concern.
Top U.S. cybersecurity leaders continue to warn against the peril of Apache Log4j vulnerabilities, confirming on Monday that hundreds of millions of devices worldwide are likely affected by the logging utility flaw, although the response, in terms of scope and speed, has been "exceptional."
The EU's law enforcement agency, Europol, has been ordered by a watchdog to not retain for longer than six months any personal data it stores pertaining to individuals who reside in the EU, unless it has ascertained that the individuals are tied to an investigation or criminal activities.
Ten U.S. senators this week wrote to the secretaries of both the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Transportation inquiring about specific measures they plan to pursue to prevent and respond to cyberattacks on the nation's critical infrastructure.
Morgan Stanley agreed to a $60 million settlement to resolve a class action lawsuit claiming the banking giant violated security compliance laws and provided negligent oversight when a third party did not properly decommission legacy IT systems in 2016 and 2019.
The U.S. government has taken notable moves to enforce cybersecurity regulation and propose legislation, says Andy Watkin-Child, founding partner of the Augusta Group. To help prepare for these shifts, he advises organizations to improve their "understanding in global regulation in cyber."
In the U.S., three states now have disparate data privacy laws - and more are coming. Meanwhile, China has enacted a new law that has global enterprises scrambling. How will these and other actions shape privacy discussions in 2022? Noted attorney Lisa Sotto shares insights.
A federal grand jury has handed down a superseding indictment expanding the charges filed against Joe Sullivan, the former CSO of Uber, for his allegedly covering up a 2016 data breach at the ride-sharing service from authorities and paying "hush money" to two hackers. Sullivan denies the charges.
An Indian joint parliamentary committee has reintroduced set penalties for data violations after yielding to opposition demands. Some cyber law experts still believe it is unlikely organizations will be heavily penalized owing to deficiencies in the country's legal procedures.
The new U.K cyber strategy calls for a balanced partnership across the public, private and third sectors. The government is to provide a 2.6 billion-pound investment in a more proactive approach to fostering and protecting the U.K.’s competitive advantage critical cyber technologies.
Attackers tied to China, Iran, North Korea and Turkey have been targeting or testing exploits of the ubiquitous Apache Log4j vulnerability. Vendors are rushing to identify and patch supported software and hardware as cybersecurity agencies urge organizations to mitigate the threat and beware exploit attempts.
It's no surprise that as some ransomware-wielding criminals have been hitting healthcare, pipelines and other sectors that provide critical services, governments have been recasting the risk posed by ransomware not just as a business threat but as an urgent national security concern.
Following the holiday recess, U.S. lawmakers are picking up several legislative priorities starting Monday, including progress on the annual defense spending bill, which contains amendments that would require incident reporting for critical infrastructure providers, among other measures.
Could the internet of things be made more secure? A draft law in Britain would impose stronger cybersecurity regulations for manufacturers, importers and distributors of smartphones, TVs, toys and other "connected" digital devices, backed by the threat of fines of up to $13 million for noncompliance.
The Secret Service of Ukraine has arrested five Ukrainian citizens on suspicion of being part of a cybercrime group called Phoenix, which it says has been tied to hacking hundreds of mobile devices, stealing personal data and also selling "hacking as a service" to others.