We take the mystique out of many of the most popular security standards and guidelines and highlight a few of the key resources available at your fingertips. By implementing some of these best practices, your business will be better prepared to keep your sensitive data safe and protect your brand from cyber attackers.
Regulations & Laws
A German-led police operation in coordination with authorities in other countries have taken down the ‘world’s largest’ darknet marketplace. The underground marketplace was used to facilitate the sale of drugs, stolen credit card data and malware.
The United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has published a new advisory warning businesses of the risks using tech and data services linked to the People’s Republic of China (PRC).
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has released a new video to help keep your small business safe from fraud. This is another video in a series of videos from the FTC Protecting Small Businesses playlist.
Several years ago, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) released a good video that is still highly relevent today. The video explains how companies can leverage NIST’s Cybersecurity Framework to greatly improve security in their organization. In this article, we highlight the five key tenants from the framework and how they could have possibly prevented FTC action and penalties.
Equifax Inc. has agreed to sign a settlement with the FTC to pay at least $575 million, and potentially up to $700 million, related to the massive data breach in 2017 that impacted nearly 147 million people.
British regulators announced intentions to fine British Airways $230 million (£183m) for a data breach that impacted close to 500,000 customers.
Washington State legislators passed a new Data Breach bill, HB 1071, that strengthens data breach notification laws. The new law now includes the expansion of the definition of personal information and also reduces the breach notification deadline.
The European Parliament voted in favor of a massive database to unify and track biometrics data of EU and non-EU citizens, as part of approved Interoperability Legislation.
French data protection watch dog and data privacy agency, CNIL, has imposed nearly a $57 million fine against Google for violating GDPR privacy rules. This is the first time GDPR-related penalties have been imposed against a large U.S. technology company since GDPR was first made into law last year.