BlackBerry Cylance has promoted John McClurg to BlackBerry Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) and Christopher Hummel, BlackBerry Vice President of IT and Business Application Solutions to BlackBerry Chief Information Officer (CIO).
The volume and profile of data breaches are not only growing — they’re accelerating. In just one year, from 2018 to 2019, reported breaches jumped 54 percent. The first half of 2019 alone saw more than 4.1 billion compromised records due to hackers and poor security practices.
Security can take multiple forms. There’s physical security, cybersecurity, and of course, security as it relates to workplace safety. It’s unethical to knowingly put employee and/or client lives on the line. Negligence can cost organizations a pretty penny in court, and especially in the wake of the mass shootings that have occurred in current and former places of employment this year, workplace violence is an issue that can’t be taken lightly.
CCIE’s – analysts with the highest network expert certification – are spending hours a day sifting through network logs, as are Networking experts, Cloud experts, Microsoft OS experts, application experts and other valuable employees.
A vpnMentor’s research team discovered a breach in a database belonging to Autoclerk, a reservations management system owned by Best Western Hotels and Resorts Group. A victim of this leak was the U.S. government, military and Department of Homeland Security, says the research.
A majority of Americans (44 percent) believe their personally identifiable information (PII) has been stolen as a result of a data breach. A strong majority (63 percent) are concerned that prior breaches could lead to future identity fraud, and a significant number (37 percent) believe they have already been a victim of fraud.
The Medical Device Innovation Consortium (MDIC) announced it has been awarded $2.8 million in funding by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the expansion of the Case for Quality and medical device cybersecurity programs.
U.S. Senator Ron Wyden, D-Ore., introduced sweeping new privacy legislation, the Mind Your Own Business Act, to create strong protections for Americans’ private data and to hold accountable the corporate executives responsible for abusing information.