ICANN Still Working on Interim Compliance Model for GDPR

The Internet Corporation For Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) is still in the process of developing an interim compliance model to address concerns surrounding GDPR. In an earlier blog post, I mentioned that ICANN was scheduled to meet with European Union data privacy authorities this week to try to get more time to reconcile the … Read More The post ICANN Still Working on Interim Compliance Model for GDPR appeared first on The State of Security.
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New ‘self-destruct’ feature lets Gmail users set expiry date on emails

Google is rolling out new security features to its G Suite business customers, as well as to consumers, with Gmail in particular receiving some cool new abilities, like expiry dates and revocation of already-sent emails. The new Gmail has a new web interface, but the coolest new additions are under the hood. Just a month
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New Gmail Confidential Mode Lets Businesses Set Expiration Dates for Emails

Google has introduced a new confidential Gmail mode that allows businesses to set expiration dates for emails containing sensitive information. On 25 April, the Menlo Park tech giant announced a series of updates to its G Suite apps for its more than four million paying business users. Gmail confidential mode was among those newly introduced … Read More The post New Gmail Confidential Mode Lets Businesses Set Expiration Dates for Emails appeared first on The State of Security.
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PODCAST: That crumbling sound you hear is obsolescence creeping into legacy security systems

For more than 20 years companies have, by and large, bought into the notion that they must take a  “defense in depth” approach to network security. The best way to curtail network breaches, companies were told, was to erect strong perimeter firewalls, and then pile on dozens of layers of defenses on endpoint devices, databases,
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Younger than 16? No more WhatsApp for you in Europe

The European Union’s long-awaited privacy law, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), takes effect May 25. The law says companies operating across the EU, and implicitly dealing with citizens’ data, must clearly inform users how their information is collected and used. Companies that don’t comply with the regulation will be fined up to EUR20 million
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Privacy Breach Exposes 1,200 School Employees’ Partial Social Security Numbers

A privacy breach at a school district in New Jersey exposed portions of 1,200 employees’ Social Security Numbers. The breach occurred at Irvington Public Schools on 16 April when an “unknown source” sent out an email to an undetermined number of recipients. The email contained the names of current and former employees of the Irvington, … Read More The post Privacy Breach Exposes 1,200 School Employees’ Partial Social Security Numbers appeared first on The State of Security.
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Website down! DDoS-for-hire site Webstresser shut by crime agencies

International law enforcement agencies have forced offline a website believed to be the world’s biggest marketplace for hiring distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks. Webstresser.org offered anyone the ability to purchase a DDoS attack, capable of making websites and services inaccessible to internet users, for less than $20. As a Europol press release explains, Webstresser’s alleged administrators
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Yahoo gets $35 million slap on wrist for failing to disclose colossal 2014 data breach

In an ongoing investigation by the Securities and Exchange Commission, Yahoo (now Altaba) has been fined $35 million for failing to report a known data breach in two straight years of SEC filings. Publicly traded companies in the United States are required by law to disclose any mishaps that may impact or have impacted its
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PODCAST: How freeing security analysts from repetitive tasks can turbo boost SOCs

It wasn’t too long ago that security start-up Demisto was merely a notion bantered over at a coffee break. While working at McAfee, Slavik Markovich and Rishi Bhargava would sip espresso and discuss the challenges companies faced getting more effective protection from their Security Operation Centers, or SOCs. Related article: How MSSPs can help small
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