In the age of GDPR, more organizations are looking to data classification - including more automated techniques for doing so - as a way to not only help them protect their crown jewels, but in the case of a breach quickly identify what went missing, says Digital Guardian's Tony Themelis.
A computer security researcher has discovered a vast marketing database containing 340 million records on U.S. consumers. The database is the latest in a long line of databases to have been left exposed to the internet without authentication, thus putting people's personal data at risk.
While some payment companies are strongly protesting the Reserve Bank of India's mandate that they store all data locally by October 15, portraying compliance as costly and impractical, others support the move as a way to ensure data is protected.
In a reversal, chipmaker AMD is now warning that its chips are susceptible to the speculative execution flaws in microprocessors known as Spectre, but not to the Meltdown. Separately, Intel has confirmed that its firmware updates have led to stability problems for older Broadwell and Haswell processors.
Following the alert over Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities, the U.K. Information Commissioner's Office is warning that failures to patch today could be punished with fines under GDPR once enforcement of the data protection law begins later this year.
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IBM and Lenovo have issued a security alert, warning that they inadvertently shipped malware-infected USB flash drives to some customers who use their Storwize hardware. The malware, known as Reconyc, is designed to install additional attack code on infected endpoints.
The drop in value of stolen payment cards caused cyber criminals to adopt new tools, foremost among them ransomware. Having already caused a financial drain of $209,000,000 in just one quarter, organizations of all sizes are at risk.
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Federal investigators announced five more arrests this week in connection with a $45 million ATM cash-out and prepaid card fraud scheme. Learn why experts expect these types of crimes to become even more common.
FS-ISAC has issued a white paper with tips on streamlining third-party software risk assessments. One member of a new working group explains why the adoption of standard security controls is so critical.
The guidance discusses methods, techniques and best practices for the sanitization of target data on different media types and risk-based approaches organizations can apply to establish and maintain a media sanitization program.
The online dating website eHarmony has warned a "small fraction" of its users of a June 6 breach that likely exposed hashed passwords. Whether the incident is related to a LinkedIn breach has not been confirmed.