How Not to Acknowledge a Data Breach

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But occasionally I feel obligated to publish such accounts when companies respond to a breach report in such a way that it’s crystal clear they wouldn’t know what to do with a data breach if it bit them in the nose, let alone festered unmolested in some dark corner of their operations.

Data Breaches in Healthcare Affect More Than Patient Data

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Blue Cross of Idaho and Palmetto Health Report Financial, Payroll Breaches Two recent data breaches at organizations in the healthcare sector illustrate that systems beyond those directly related to patient care can be at risk

Toyota Reveals a Second Data Breach

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Hackers Targeted Servers Storing Data on 3.1 has reported its second data breach in the past five weeks. The latest incident, revealed Friday, may have exposed data on as many as 3.1 Million Customers Toyota Motor Corp.

Leveraging Data Classification to Enable GDPR/CCDP Data Subject Requests


Regulatory requirements are driving organizations to clearly define processes to manage personal data requests from data subjects [1], which in turn requires clear data classification and disposition controls in the environment.


Prosecutors Probe Facebook's Data Deals

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New York Grand Jury Subpoenas Records in Criminal Probe - Report Facebook's data deals continue to be probed.

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Facebook's Leaky Data Bucket: App Stored User Data Online

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Android App Left User Data Open Without Authentication or TLS/SSL A security consultancy discovered Facebook user data exposed in two different places online without authentication or encryption. The data is now offline.

GDPR: Data Breach Notification 101

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Brian Honan of BH Consulting on When to Notify - or Not Since the EU's new GDPR privacy law came into effect in May 2018, one challenge for organizations that suffer a breach is knowing whether or not they must report it to authorities, says Brian Honan, president and CEO of BH Consulting in Dublin

Data Governance Stock Check: Using Data Governance to Take Stock of Your Data Assets


GDPR) and to ensure peak business performance, organizations often bring consultants on board to help take stock of their data assets. This sort of data governance “stock check” is important but can be arduous without the right approach and technology. For regulatory compliance (e.g.,

HIV Data Exposed Online

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The incident illustrates the importance of safeguarding sensitive health data, such as by implementing behavioral analytics

Marriott: Data on 500 Million Guests Stolen in 4-Year Breach

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Hospitality giant Marriott today disclosed a massive data breach exposing the personal and financial information on as many as a half billion customers who made reservations at any of its Starwood properties over the past four years. Data Breaches Marriott Data breach Starwood breach

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Data Mapping Tools: What Are the Key Differentiators


The need for data mapping tools in light of increasing volumes and varieties of data – as well as the velocity at which it must be processed – is growing. Data mapping tools have always been a key asset for any organization looking to leverage data for insights.

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Data Breach Notification: California Targets 'Loopholes'

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Keeping Up with New Data Protection Regulations


Keeping up with new data protection regulations can be difficult, and the latest – the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) – isn’t the only new data protection regulation organizations should be aware of. New Data Protection Regulations – Always Be Prepared.

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USPS Site Exposed Data on 60 Million Users

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Many of the API’s features accepted “wildcard” search parameters, meaning they could be made to return all records for a given data set without the need to search for specific terms.

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Does the Colorado Data Privacy Law Affect You?


When a strengthened Colorado data privacy law took effect on September 1, 2018, the state joined others (including California and Massachusetts) in becoming more proactive on data protection by passing laws aimed at safeguarding consumer data.

Airbus data breach exposes some employees’data

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The European airplane manufacturer Airbus announced to have suffered a data breach that exposed some employees’ data. and to mitigate the potential impact of the data breach. SecurityAffairs – hacking, data breach).

Data Center Power Demands Are Fueling Environmental Emissions; Here’s How to End the Spiral


Data centers consume about 3% of global electricity capacity each year and power demand is doubling every four years. Highly efficient “lights out” data centers that use cooling from natural resources are significantly reducing overhead costs.

Is It Time for a Federal U.S. Data Protection Law?


The Case for a Federal Data Protection Law. Now, depending on your location and industry, you may have to navigate the requirements of GDPR , other countries’ data protection laws and U.S. Some may not want to limit access to data for that reason.

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Jared, Kay Jewelers Parent Fixes Data Leak

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” Concerned that his own information was similarly exposed, Sheehy contacted Jared parent company Signet Jewelers and asked them to fix the data exposure. But Lancaster said Signet neglected to remedy the data exposure for all past orders until contacted by KrebsOnSecurity.

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Data Integrations


Data Feeds and Niche Markets As the holidays are in full swing in the US, real-time data and tracking are a constant need to respond to the demands of the consumer markets. Business Intelligence Data collection data harvesting data integration

Health Data Hacking Incident Affects 400,000

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Columbia Surgical Specialists of Spokane Reports Breach Columbia Surgical Specialists of Spokane has reported a breach impacting 400,000 individuals, the largest added to the federal health data breach tally so far in 2019.

Data on Tap for all Your Data Woes


Though Janine didn’t seem all that relaxed, and when asked, she mentioned that at her workplace data processing seems to go on and on. ” “Yeah, and while we got a handle on our internal data, it is the third-party data that is all over the place.”

Digital Transformation Examples: How Data Is Transforming the Hospitality Industry


The rate at which organizations have adopted data-driven strategies means there are a wealth of digital transformation examples for organizations to draw from. ROI doesn’t meet expectations, the customer experience isn’t quite right , and data gets exposed or mishandled.

Data Breach Reports in Europe Under GDPR Exceed 59,000

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Netherlands, Germany and UK Have Logged the Most Data Breach Reports Since the EU's GDPR went into full effect, European data protection authorities have received over 59,000 data breach reports, with the Netherlands, Germany and the U.K.

Misconfiguration Leads to Major Health Data Breach

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UW Medicine Notifying Nearly 1 Million Patients of Data Exposure A misconfigured database at UW Medicine in Washington state that left patient data exposed on the internet for several weeks resulted in a breach affecting almost 1 million individuals.

Ireland's Privacy Watchdog Probes Facebook Data Breaches

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Million Users' Private Photos Exposed, Triggering GDPR Investigation Ireland's privacy watchdog is probing data breaches at Facebook that exposed users' private data.

Hackers Reportedly Post Data on Law Enforcement Officers

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The breach may have exposed data on thousands of law enforcement officials


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Today, 29 March 2019, the Belgian House of Representatives appointed the new commissioner and directors of the Belgian Data Protection Authority (DPA). General Data Protection Regulation BelgiumBy Patrick Van Eecke & Peter Craddock.

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Protecting Substance Addiction Data: The Challenges

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Recent Breaches Call Attention to Complex Privacy Compliance Issues Two organizations that provide treatment to patients with substance addictions have recently reported breaches of sensitive information.

Endpoint Investigation Made Easier: Better Data. Better Decisions.

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How to use endpoint data to see the full context - resulting in a faster time to decision for you. With the right data and the right context, anyone can investigate and make decisions with speed, clarity, and confidence

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GDPR: EU Sees More Data Breach Reports, Privacy Complaints

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Ireland, France, Germany and UK Report Increases Since Privacy Law Took Effect The number of data breach reports filed since the EU General Data Protection Regulation went into effect has hit nearly 3,500 in Ireland, over 4,600 in Germany, 6,000 in France and 8,000 in the U.K.

Dow Jones Data Exposed on Public Server

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Authorized Third Party' Responsible for Leak, Company Says An "authorized third party" exposed a Dow Jones database with more than 2.4 million records of risky businesses and individuals on a public server without password protection.

Top 10 Data Governance Predictions for 2019


This past year witnessed a data governance awakening – or as the Wall Street Journal called it, a “global data governance reckoning.” There was tremendous data drama and resulting trauma – from Facebook to Equifax and from Yahoo to Marriott. Data is no longer just an IT issue.

Test principles – Data Warehouse vs Data Lake vs Data Vault

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Understand Data Warehouse, Data Lake and Data Vault and their specific test principles. This blog tries to throw light on the terminologies data warehouse, data lake and data vault. Let us begin with data warehouse. What is Data Warehouse?

German Antitrust Office Restricts Facebook Data Processing

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Congress Scrutinizes Facebook Health Data Privacy Complaint

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The complaint also alleged a data leak exposed the names of over 10,000 cancer patients participating in a Facebook group

Data Destruction in the Cloud: It’s Complicated


As organizations move more data to the cloud, some are asking a new question about the data lifecycle management process: How do you reliably perform data destruction on storage devices you don’t own? This question is particularly pressing for organizations in regulated industries, many of which have rules requiring verified destruction of old or unneeded data. The Challenges of Data Destruction in the Cloud.

'Data & Leads' Site Disappears After Data Exposure Alert

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Data Aggregator Exposed 44.3 million individuals' personal details found in unsecured instances of Elasticsearch, which appear to have been left online by Data & Leads, a Toronto-based data aggregation firm Million Individuals' Details via Unsecured Servers Another day, another "Have I Been Pwned" alert, this time involving 44.3

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Fresh GandCrab Decryptor Frees Data for Free

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Crypto-Locking Ransomware Cracked Thanks to Gang's Shoddy Code Quality Good news for anyone whose data has been crypto-locked by attackers wielding GandCrab, the year's most aggressive strain of ransomware: You may be able to get your data back, thanks to a free decryptor

Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) data leak exposes data of 2.3M survivors

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The Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) has disclosed a data leak that exposed banking details and other personal information of 2.3 News of the day is that FEMA has admitted a data leak that exposed banking details and other personal information of 2.3