Privacy watchdogs in Europe have imposed fines totaling more than $330 million since the EU's General Data Protection Regulation went into full effect in May 2018, according to law firm DLA Piper. Over the past year, regulators received 121,000 data breach notifications, up 19% from the year before.
The Scottish Environment Protection Agency says a ransomware attack last month continues to cause serious outages and warns that ransom-demanding attackers also stole some data. The Conti ransomware-as-a-service operation has claimed credit for the attack and begun to leak the stolen data.
Government Agencies: New Demands, New Technology Needs
Government agencies are adopting new IT systems and making upgrades to legacy systems at a rate like never before. This creates challenges as moves to the cloud and more modern solutions create challenges with compatibility, security and data protection. A new...
Quickly and Easily Deploy a Comprehensive Contact Tracing Solution
Contact tracing is a critical tool for slowing the spread of communicable diseases like the Covid-19 coronavirus, by helping admins identify the individuals an infected person has been in contact with to contain widespread transmission. State and...
Why Start With Identity?
As more government organizations move their citizen services to mobile and cloud-based platforms, ensuring the validity of those benefits claims is more important than ever. Many are adopting an identity centric security model as a framework for prevention of risk and fraud.
Keeping campuses connectedColleges and universities have an opportunity to make learning more accessible than ever - but first, they must solve a technology problem. Many campuses use outdated legacy identity systems with sprawling, open-source software. As a consequence, these institutions experience a great deal of...
An investigation at the U.S. Treasury Department has found that it suffered a "significant" breach as a result of the SolarWinds Orion supply chain attack, a top Democrat on the Senate Finance Committee reports. Meanwhile President-elect Joe Biden said of the attack: "I promise you, there will be a response."
Another federal judge is blocking the Trump administration's attempt to ban the Chinese-made social media app TikTok from being used in the U.S. The White House claims that the data the app collects on American users poses a national security threat.
A defense policy bill that Congress plans to vote on later this month now includes a provision that would restore the position of national cyber director at the White House, says Rep. Jim Langevin, D-R.I.
U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced Thursday the creation of a National Cyber Force designed to strengthen Britain's cybersecurity posture and give the country new defensive and offensive capabilities. Some security experts, however, are raising concerns about recruiting enough qualified staff members.
Some security experts say the United States' cybersecurity and overall defense posture are likely temporarily weaker because President Trump fired the leaders of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency and the Defense Department. But many remain confident defenses will be strong in the long run.
European lawmakers are once again considering encryption policies and attempting to strike a balance between the privacy and security afforded by strong encryption and law enforcement's needs. But with encryption being a cornerstone of the internet, is there any new balance to be struck?
The U.S. government has released additional details that it says further prove that an "Iranian group" sent a series of threatening emails to some Democratic voters in the weeks leading up to the 2020 elections, as part of a disinformation campaign designed to sow confusion.
In some respects, government agencies enter the cybersecurity arena with one hand
already tied behind their backs. It's accepted: They are under great public scrutiny in terms
of their financial spending. They are challenged to recruit and retain qualified staff. And yet
they are still a favored target of...