With the California Consumer Privacy Act set to go into effect Jan. 1, 2020, companies are making last-minute compliance preparations. But these preparations are challenging because regulations to carry out the law are still pending and ambiguities remain. Here's a look at three issues.
T-Mobile says it suffered a breach of prepaid accounts as a result of unauthorized access to its systems. The exposed data includes names, billing addresses, phone numbers, account numbers, rate plans and more.
The FCC voted unanimously Friday to ban telecommunications companies from using FCC funds to buy equipment from Chinese manufacturers Huawei and ZTE because they pose a "national security threat." Also under consideration is a plan to rip and replace equipment from the firms.
This edition of the ISMG Security Report features an analysis of the very latest ransomware trends. Also featured: Discussions of Microsoft's move to DNS over HTTPS and strategies for tackling IoT security challenges.
In the wake of Google's plan to buy Fitbit, two U.S. senators have introduced legislation that aims to protect the privacy of consumer health data collected on wearable devices. Meanwhile, a House committee is scrutinizing the healthcare system Ascension's sharing of patient data with Google.
While IoT devices are entering enterprises at a rapid pace, the security practices around them are as much as 20 years behind those for enterprise computing, says Sean Peasley of Deloitte, who outlines steps organizations can take to ensure safe IoT computing.
Mobile technology allows customers complete control over their banking security via their smartphones, however recent fraud cases have seen criminals virtually hijacking mobile phones to intercept alerts and texts.
A bill passed by a committee last week and sent to the U.S. House floor would empower two federal agencies to investigate vulnerabilities in voting equipment and propose new ways to better protect it from attack.
Multifactor authentication is gaining traction - but it also is causing additional user friction when deployed poorly. Corey Nachreiner and Marc Laliberte of WatchGuard Technologies discuss how best to deploy and administer MFA.
A House impeachment hearing has revealed that President Donald Trump spoke by phone with a key ambassador - who was sitting in a Kiev restaurant - about "investigations." If that mobile phone call was unsecured, security experts say, foreign intelligence agencies could have intercepted it.
There are robust and detailed discussions in cybercriminal forums on how to attack modern vehicles, seeking clandestine methods to steal cars, says Etay Maor of IntSights. Luckily, hackers aren't aiming to remotely trigger an accident, but there are broader concerns as vehicles become increasingly computerized.
In June, I wrote an in-depth story about how millions of Instagram users worldwide under 18 years old were exposing their email addresses, phone numbers or both. Instagram has finally made a change to address the issue - but it doesn't go far enough.