A report from ManagedMethods and administered by the EdWeek Research Center, "What You Don't Know Can Hurt You: New Survey Identifies Gaps in K-12 Cloud Security," details cybersecurity knowledge gaps in the K-12 sector.
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has requested feedback from industry leaders and interested parties on the subject of artificial intelligence, including facial recognition. The technologies have been used widely by the department, but DHS highlighted concerns around bias and privacy that follow AI and facial recognition implementations.
While offering incredible conveniences, mobile apps are also a vehicle for malicious hackers to obtain sensitive data and personal information. But before we dive into the work of hackers, it is important to understand user privacy.
The Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) announced the release of Telehealth Risk Management, focusing on the importance of healthcare delivery organizations (HDO) having processes and controls in place to ensure the privacy and security of telehealth patient information in the cloud in accordance with HIPAA privacy rules and the GDPR.
For me, the issue of vaccination passports is actually exposing the underbelly of the privacy and identity debate in the United States at the expense of public health and public safety. This is no longer a matter of whether people are collecting benefits to which they are not entitled, or whether an ID is needed to vote. The issue of vaccination passports and the lack of a national identity strategy in the United States is now literally a matter of life and death.
New research on California consumers shows that nearly half of privacy requests sent in 2020 were to stop the sale of personal data to a third-party. In addition, companies are dealing with an overwhelming number of privacy requests costing money and time.
Slack rolled out a new cross-organizational direct messaging feature, and hours later disabled the option to send a message alongside an invite due to concerns that the feature could be used to send abusive messages or enable harassment.
Veeam Data Protection Report 2021 finds that COVID-19 has significantly impacted Digital Transformation (DX) spending, with 40% of global organizations viewing economic uncertainty as the greatest barrier to DX in the next 12 months and one-third having slowed or halted initiatives in the past year
March 18, 2021
Data protection challenges are undermining organizations’ ability to execute Digital Transformation (DX) initiatives globally, according to the Veeam Data Protection Report 2021, which has found that 58% of backups fail leaving data unprotected. The report revealed that against the backdrop of COVID-19 and ensuing economic uncertainty, which 40% of CXOs cite as the biggest threat to their organization’s DX in the next 12 months, inadequate data protection and the challenges to business continuity posed by the pandemic are hindering organizations’ initiatives to transform.
While the jury’s out on whether these applications will be an effective tool for contact tracers, or if the majority of citizens will fully embrace these applications, it’s clear that contact tracing will likely become a part of our daily lives. To keep these technologies on the right track, developers, policymakers and stakeholders must ask questions to measure effectiveness, while addressing key issues to prevent abuse and secure consumer data.