Data Privacy Day (known in Europe as Data Protection Day is an international event that occurs every year on 28th January. The purpose of Data Privacy Day is to raise awareness about data privacy, the importance of individual privacy rights, and the need to protect personally identifiable information from improper use and disclosure. It is currently observed in the United States, Canada, Israel and 47 European countries. Sadly, National Data […]
According to an article in the BoxCryptor Blog at https://tinyurl.com/yap3tz8u: Top 5 Reasons for Losing Data Causes for data loss are manifold. A quick research by search engine presents a variety of lists with the most common reasons: Technical Failure Human Errors Malware and Hacker Attacks Data Theft External Causes
“The privacy of the voting booth?” There’s not much privacy there. The nation’s top voting machine maker has admitted in a letter to a federal lawmaker that the company installed remote-access software on election-management systems it sold over a period of six years, raising questions about the security of those systems and the integrity of elections that were conducted with them. In a letter sent to Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR) […]
Do you use the LoJack anti-laptop theft tool? If so, you definitely need to read an article in The Register at: http://bit.ly/2JPqfVe.
Thanks to the early focus on preventing cyberattacks, Chromebooks are a hit with the security community. Security experts commonly recommend Chromebooks, whether it’s for the relative who somehow always ends up with spyware toolbars or the researcher heading to a hackers’ meetup. And it’s not about complicated encryption or security tricks — Chromebooks have gained popularity through a combination of affordability and simple but effective security. You can read more […]
Are you concerned about malware (malevolent software), such as viruses, keyloggers, and trojan horse programs? If so, you might want to read a new report from Nokia. The Nokia Threat Intelligence Report examines malware infections found in mobile and fixed networks worldwide. It provides analysis of data gathered from more than 100 million devices by the Nokia NetGuard Endpoint Security solution. The new report details key security incidents and trends […]
The Transportation Security Administration announced new security procedures at all airports in the United States today. Travelers must remove electronics larger than a mobile phone from their carry-on bags and “place them in a bin with nothing on top or below, similar to how laptops have been screened for years.” This means that tablet computers, handheld game consoles, Kindles and other ebook readers, and anything else larger than a cell […]