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Safety of Our Data is ‘Unknown’

Citizens rely on government to keep their data safe, wherever it’s held and whatever technology they use, however, a recent survey into Central Government, Local Authorities and the Blue Light & Justice sector reveals that citizen data is handled precariously with a disturbing lack of confidence in exactly how (or if) it is protected when using cloud models. GovNewsDirect conducted Your ... Read More »

US government joins legal challenge of EU-US data transfers

An Irish High Court judge has granted an unprecedented application by the US government to be joined to a major legal action over whether existing EU-US data transfer channels unlawfully breach the privacy rights of EU citizens. Mr Justice Brian McGovern said he was satisfied that the US government has a “significant and bona fide interest” in the outcome of ... Read More »

Guru Briefing: SentinelOne on Ransomware

News from SentinelOne today has announced a new variation of the CryptXXX Ransomware, which they’ve clocked earning over $50,000 in Bitcoin payouts for its proponents thus far. As with other popular ransomware strains that have been improving with each iteration, the new CryptXXX is unbreakable by decryption tools and has already proven to be very successful in forcing ransom payments. ... Read More »

Isis using Telegram to target US air bases in South Korea, intelligence agency warns

Islamic State (Isis) has set its sights on US air force bases in South Korea, according to the country’s intelligence agency. The extremist group’s hacking arm, the United Cyber Caliphate, has collected information on 77 US and Nato air bases across the globe, including South Korea and is calling for its supporters to attack them. South Korea’s National Intelligence Service ... Read More »

Adopting a User-Centric Approach to Protect Sensitive Data

Phil Turner,
Okta

The world has changed. With more users accessing data outside the corporate firewall and from mobile devices, businesses can now allow for more flexible work environments. But this increased access has also brought an upsurge in the risk of data breaches and threats from hackers. Recent high-profile breaches have heightened overall market awareness of security, not just within the CSO ... Read More »

Q&A with David Venable, Masergy

The Guru was lucky enough to get this Q&A with ex-NSA analyst and current VP of cybersecurity at Masergy David Venable – here’s what we found out. Can you tell me a little about insider threats – how much of a problem are they? While the entire threat landscape is changing dramatically with the increased sophistication of adversaries, nation state ... Read More »

Adopting a User-Centric Approach to Protect Sensitive Data

Phil Turner,
Okta

The world has changed. With more users accessing data outside the corporate firewall and from mobile devices, businesses can now allow for more flexible work environments. But this increased access has also brought an upsurge in the risk of data breaches and threats from hackers. Recent high-profile breaches have heightened overall market awareness of security, not just within the CSO ... Read More »

Navigating the GDPR minefield: Becoming compliant

Rick Orloff,
Code42

The General Data Protection Regulation, or GDPR as it is more commonly known has been dubbed a landmark ‘win’ for data protection policy within European businesses. Replacing fragmented and disparate country-specific rules, the GDPR will set the standard for data protection across all 28 countries within the European Union. As it comes into force on the 25th of May 2018, ... Read More »

Facebook to kill native chat, bring opt-in crypto to Messenger

Facebook will shutter its native message facility, forcing users to install the Messenger client which will sport opt-in end-to-end encryption. The change brings the ad-slinger inline with Google’s Allo chat service, which will activate its privacy conscious mode only if users flick a switch. That decision won brought derision from privacy pundits who argue end-to-end encryption should be the default ... Read More »

Scrum.org hacked, may have lost crypto keys and some user data

Scrum.org, the Scrum certification and training site run by Scrum co-creator Ken Schwaber, appears to have contacted users to warn them of a nasty security breach. Reg reader “KB” has sent us an email sent to Scrum.org members and customers that says “On May 26, 2016, we noticed an issue with the Scrum.org website outgoing mail server.” “Upon investigation, we ... Read More »