Legislative efforts take time; so what can you do to better protect your online information now? Here are some good privacy practices you can take today...
Both Quest Diagnostics and Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings (LabCorp) announced related data breaches that may impact up to 20 million customers who used their services between August 1, 2018 and March 30, 2019. The National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) recommends that employers and IT teams take the following steps to secure their business and work with third-parties and vendors to secure their customers’ data....
The unstoppable advancements in this digital age have been fast-moving and always-changing. The need to keep retail technology secure in today’s world should be a top priority for businesses of all sizes. Here are 4 steps for improving your security.
Street smart rules can keep us safe because they encourage a mindset of healthy caution, especially as we enter our adult lives. But many of us received little-to-no education about online safety. As our world becomes more connected and moves online, we encounter serious cyber threats more frequently.
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.