On Feb. 22, 2021, the “Minnesota Consumer Data Privacy Act” (MCDPA) was introduced in the Minnesota House of Representatives. The MCDPA is now the primary candidate to become Minnesota’s omnibus consumer privacy law. To learn more about the MCDPA and privacy regulations, Security magazine spoke to attorney Nadeem Schwen, from Winthrop & Weinstine, who has been at the forefront of this bill’s creation and leads data privacy work for the firm.
Original research from CybelAngel takes a look at how cybercriminals plan healthcare-related fraud, ransomware and other attacks by obtaining stolen credentials, leaked database files and other materials from specialized sources in the cybercrime underground.
Audio-based social app Clubhouse has allegedly suffered a data breach, as a third-party developer designed an open-source app that allowed Android smartphone users to access the invite-only, iPhone-only service. The app, which launched in March 2020, has quickly gained popularity, raising $100 million in funding in January.
Reddit has named Allison Miller as Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) and VP of Trust. An industry expert and innovator, Miller will oversee the Safety and Security teams at Reddit where she’ll be responsible for expanding trust & safety operations and data security, as well as evolving programs to mitigate security challenges and risks. Miller will also redesign Reddit’s trust frameworks and transparency efforts to enable further growth across the platform.
Privacy lawyer Vivek Mohan has joined Mayer Brown as a partner in the Cybersecurity & Data Privacy practice in Northern California. Mr. Mohan joins from Apple Inc., where he served as a senior attorney on the company’s global privacy law & policy team and as head of information security law.
Among the “The State of API Security – Q1 2021” findings, 66% of organizations admit to having slowed the rollout of a new application into production because of API security concerns. In addition, 54% of organizations running production APIs have at best only a basic strategy for API security, with 27% having no strategy at all.
Bill Evanina, former Director of the U.S. National Counterintelligence and Security Center, recently appeared on CBS’ 60 Minutes where he warned that Beijing is attempting to collect and exploit Americans’ health care information, including their DNA. He also claimed that China has stolen the personally identifiable information of 80% of Americans, using "less-than-honorable" methods to steal data, including hacking healthcare companies and technology, such as smart homes, sensors and 5G networks.