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Dutch Data Protection Authority chips away at ‘cookie walls,’ declaring they violate GDPR

Websites that restrict visitors from viewing and interacting with their content unless they first accept the use of cookies that track their browsing activities are violating the terms of the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the Netherlands’ Dutch Data Protection Authority (DDPA) has determined. Also known as the Autoriteit Persoonsgegevens (AP), the DDPA…

Facebook sues app makers over browser extensions that allegedly scraped user data

Facebook has filed a lawsuit against two Ukrainian men accused of creating fraudulent quiz applications that tricked users into installing malicious browser extensions. These extensions allegedly scraped information from users’ social media pages and injected unapproved advertisements when users would visit various social networking sites, including Facebook. As reported in The Verge, Facebook filed the…

Meeting GDPR standards doesn’t guarantee Calif. privacy law compliance, experts warn

Soon to be the most restrictive privacy law in the U.S., the California Consumer Privacy Act is set to take effect in January 2020. And companies that sit back and assume their compliance with GDPR is enough to meet the new legislation’s high expectations are in for a rude awakening, warned a panel of privacy…

Can event-based analytics spot IP developers stealing their own assets?

The most likely person to steal IP is not an external threat, but rather the person who developed it and uses it every day, according to Forcepoint Chief Scientist Dr. Richard Ford. And this insider threat actually may be more difficult to detect because typical event-based security analytics may not always be adequately equipped to…

Panel: Laws to curb influence campaigns on social media should stress transparency, collaboration

Security and trust executives from social media platforms Facebook and Twitter said at a RSA 2019 keynote panel this week that their companies would welcome additional transparency regulations as a countermeasure against the weaponization of the internet by foreign adversaries. In addition, other experts on the panel suggested regulations that would require the identification of…

Is PSD2 the next GDPR? Not quite, but…(video)

The finance, banking and payment services industries have until September 2019 to comply with PSD2, a revised set of European Union regulations that give consumers more options and safer ways to make payments online. At RSA 2019, Geoff Sanders, director of product at anti-fraud and MFA company iovation (and former co-founder and CEO of iovation…

Former NSA Director: Public and private sectors must unite to prevail against advanced cyberattacks

At a public appearance this week in San Francisco, former NSA Director Mike Rogers called for the public and private sectors to form a united front against cybersecurity threats, noting that corporate and government cultures still “do not understand each other.” The former commander of the U.S. Cyber Command, Admiral Rogers is now an advisory…

United Airlines CISO: To soar, security teams must focus on business, not technology

Many corporate IT security organizations are starting to realign their strategies by taking less of a technology-focused approach and instead prioritizing what’s most important from a global business perspective according to Emily Heath, VP and CISO at United Airlines. This approach requires security teams to develop an understanding of the most critical functions that drive…

The winners of the 2019 SC Awards Honored in the U.S.

For a complete overview of SC Awards 2019 please click on the Book of the Night link above. Trust AwardBest Authentication Technology WinnerRSA Security for RSA SecurID Access There’s only one “you,” but at least there’s plenty of ways to prove you’re you. That’s especially true when using RSA SecurID Access, a smart authentication platform…

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