With enforcement of the EU's GDPR set to begin on May 25, Australian organizations vary in readiness. Steve Ingram of PwC says it's not too late for companies to prepare for GDPR, but it will be too late to ask regulators for forgiveness if something goes wrong.
Early experiments are demonstrating how blockchain, the distributed and immutable ledger behind virtual currencies, potentially could play an important role in identity management, says Avivah Litan, a Gartner Research analyst.
Following the disclosure of a flaw in the website of LocationSmart that could have been easily exploited to track the location of cellular phone users throughout the U.S. in real time, the Federal Communications Commission has referred the matter to its enforcement bureau for investigation.
The EU's General Data Protection Regulation, which will be enforced beginning May 25, has significant implications for how financial institutions worldwide handle customer data, says Brett King, CEO of Moven, an all-digital bank, who sizes up the challenges.
Following reports about U.S. companies that enable government and other users to access real-time tracking information for all major U.S. wireless carriers' subscribers, provider Securus Technologies has reportedly been hacked, while LocationSmart has fixed a data-exposing flaw.
Researchers at the University of Cambridge, via a myPersonality test on Facebook, reportedly used data from 3 million users to power a spin-off company that delivered targeted advertising services. Facebook says the app is one of 200 that it's suspended for suspicious data handling practices.
Since mobile banking usage is set to grow exponentially, banks must overcome structural challenges and
reconcile consumers' appetite for ease of use with the desire for greater security.
There are a growing number of fintech startups that have been able to overstep the legacy cost structures
For over a decade, a crucial part of fraud detection has been assigning an identity to every laptop, tablet, and mobile device that accesses a website or app. Such a fingerprint is a representation of hundreds of different device-specific values taken from an end user's device.
Today's device fingerprinting...
Compliance comes down to behavior. Ask yourself: are your users utilizing protected data sets in an appropriate manner? While most organizations focus on establishing security controls around access, the true test of compliance revolves around visibility into what users do after accessing data.
In the financial...
At its core, compliance for HIPAA is simply about maintaining patient privacy by ensuring your users appropriately access and use of patient data by your users. Electronic Health Record (EHR) solutions provide detail around when patient data is accessed. The challenge, however, is the lack of visibility into what...
In an exclusive in-depth analysis, a panel of security experts sizes up key steps many Indian organizations still need to take to comply with the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation, which will be enforced starting May 25.
Twitter has apologized after it discovered that it had been inadvertently storing users' passwords in plaintext in an internal log, potentially putting them at risk. Twitter has blamed a bug for the fault and recommends all users change their passwords immediately.
Cambridge Analytica, the data analysis firm that reportedly received data on up to 87 million Facebook users without their consent, shut down on Wednesday. The company had worked on the 2016 campaign of U.S. President Donald Trump. But its backers have launched a new firm, called Emerdata.
Fitbit and Google say they are collaborating to accelerate innovation and "transform the future" of digital health and wearables, leveraging cloud computing. Some observers, however, say the partnership also raises privacy, security and patient safety questions.