According to IDC, by 2025 there will be 41.6 billion Internet of Things (IoT) devices, generating a massive 79 zettabytes (ZB) of data. To put that into perspective, in 2006, IDC estimated that the total amount of electronic data created and stored was a mere 0.18 ZB. This growing amount of data represents a vast and exponentially increasing attack surface, which poses a huge opportunity for cybercriminals and a seemingly insurmountable task for those responsible for protecting and securing it. This task is only made more difficult by the lack of regulation and security measures being built into IoT devices at present. As IoT looks to become a foundational aspect of our everyday lives, it’s vital we, as consumers, understand the threats posed to our devices and the data they store.
The Election Infrastructure Government Coordinating Council (GCC) held its summer meeting virtually to discuss Election Day preparations and other areas of coordination between the federal government and state and local election officials.
After months of social distancing, the coronavirus remains a serious public health challenge. As states across the country devise plans to reopen their local economies, government agencies and private healthcare providers are hungry for reliable data.
We speak to Saad Gul, Co-Chair of the Poyner Spruill, LLP, privacy and cybersecurity team, and learn about the Lifespan HHS investigation, what it means for data security professionals and why the HSS ruling should be a warning to all companies with HIPPA information.
Across industries, organizations seek to embrace Internet of Things (IoT) devices to reduce manual tasks and promote social distancing. However, IoT devices often lack basic security controls which lead to new cybersecurity risks across the IT stack. A comprehensive solution for managing IoT as part of organizations’ growth plans must also incorporate establishing best practices for moving forward securely.
Attackers are looking beyond network systems and devices to target organizations via public-facing platforms and SaaS resources. An effective DRP service will identify threats across an organization’s digital footprint, analyze the credibility of these threats and remediate malicious activity on third-party platforms to minimize system and reputational damage.
Until March, there was a consistent narrative about supply chains and technology. Digitization had, gradually, come some way in the world of logistics. Manufacturers, shipping companies, and retailers — and the many other firms with solutions that represent the connective tissue between them — had been steadily integrating hardware and software technologies that leverage the internet (both “of things” and not).
Altice Europe, a leading player in the convergence between telecom and media in France, services 23 million customers through its SFR division—Société française du radiotelephone—providing voice, video, data, internet telecommunications and professional services to consumers and businesses. The business-to-consumer (B2C) IT division of SFR deploys dozens of major projects each year, including web, front-end, and office applications.
On Friday, August 14, 2020, the California Office of Administrative Law (OAL) approved the California Office of the Attorney General’s (OAG) final CCPA regulations and filed them with the California Secretary of State (SOS). The regulations were immediately effective. Notably, the final text of the regulations submitted to the SOS was modified from the one filed with the OAL. The OAG published an Addendum to the Final Statement of Reasons setting forth the changes. Many of the changes are stylistic and grammatical. However, some of the changes are substantive and will impact compliance efforts. The most notable changes are discussed below.
Whether you are a small enterprise, a large corporation, or something in between, phishing is one of the most damaging and vicious threats that you have to prepare for. It is so serious that security analysts predict it will be their topmost concern. As per Verizon 2019 DBIR, phishing has emerged as the leading cause of data breaches across companies, and there is a worrying rise in the number of phishing attacks. This is all the more reason for companies to step up their security to identify how to prevent phishing.