To commemorate Data Privacy Day – an international effort held annually on Jan. 28 to generate awareness about the importance of respecting privacy, safeguarding data and enabling trust – the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) hosted an afternoon event, which was streamed live from LinkedIn’s offices in San Francisco, CA.
Virtual private networks, or VPNs, have become a popular privacy tool. We are hearing about VPNs more and more often. Television commercials about VPNs are becoming more common, and one company ran a full-page ad in the New York Times. Major internet service providers have launched their own VPNs, as have adult websites.
This all begs the question: What even is a VPN and should we all be using one?
While the benefits consumers receive from sharing their data are undeniable, we need to ensure that private information is used appropriately. Otherwise, consumers like me will be reluctant to try new technologies, and we are likely to see an erosion of the benefits of these new technologies. That’s why it is critically important to develop comprehensive federal privacy legislation in the United States.
Learn how to help keep your business secure with this newsletter. This month, we’re highlighting our upcoming tax time webinar along with the latest news on email imposters, the security risks associated with working remotely, cybersecurity tools and training for manufacturers and more.
Threat intelligence (TI) has become a hot topic of conversation in large organizations — particularly among cybersecurity teams seeking to anticipate the next steps of hackers and scammers. This post aims to bridge the gap and clarify doubts, looking more closely at the benefits TI can bring to SMBs.
US Adults with These “Bad Online Habits” are More Likely to Have Experienced a Data Breach, Survey Finds
A recent survey by University of Phoenix found that nearly half (43 percent) of U.S. adults have experienced a personal data breach in the past three years.
The health care industry is still having a hard time getting its cybersecurity under control, despite ongoing knowledge that the sector is among the most vulnerable to attack compared to most others. It's worth examining why the health sector faces these challenges and what can be done to remedy the problems.