SB 561, a contested amendment to the California Consumer Privacy Act that could have expanded the right of consumers to sue companies over their handling of personal data, has been shelved by the state for now, likely giving businesses a sigh a relief.
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News on the latest microprocessor side-channel attack, the big WhatsApp vulnerability, and combating online harassment are all covered in this week's Friday Five!
Alabama is the latest state to adopt the Insurance Data Security Model Law, a legal framework that requires insurers to develop and implement an information security program among other security standards.
It took five months but the Office for Civil Rights' first HIPAA settlement of the year, $3M, stems from a breach involving an unsecured FTP server.
A dark web service takedown, Google gets better about data privacy, and another city hit by ransomware - catch up on the week's news with this roundup!
There is no shortage of unique terms and acronyms within the cybersecurity industry. In many ways, security has a language of its own. This guide lists more than 40 of the most common cybersecurity acronyms, serving as a resource for beginners and a reference guide for those with more experience. Terms are listed in alphabetical order for ease-of-use.
While very little money will change hands, the sum is believed to be one of the largest judgements for the theft of trade secrets in U.S. history.
This company protected its sensitive data with biometric thumbprint scanner but still managed to suffer trade secret theft after a former director of research allegedly stole gigabytes of data on its recipes.
When coding is criminal, why HIPAA mandates breaches be reported after 60 days, and evaluating GDPR's nearly one year anniversary are all covered in this week's Friday Five.
NIST has updated the Federal Information Processing Standard, or FIPS, to align with the international standard, ISO 19790, for the first time.
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