Friday Five: 5/8

Nintendo suffers a server breach, a new phishing campaign targets the financial industry, and more  - catch up on the week's news with the Friday Five.

U.S., UK Govt: APT Groups Targeting Healthcare Orgs

A joint alert via cybersecurity agencies in the UK and U.S. this week warned about how APT groups are exploiting COVID-19 to collect PII, IP, and other intelligence.

CPRA – A.K.A. CCPA 2.0 – Qualifies for 2020 Ballot

The California Privacy Rights Act, a new data privacy effort introduced to narrow the scope of the California Consumer Privacy Act, now has enough support to make it onto the November 2020 ballot.

FINRA Warns of Phishing Emails Targeting Financial Firms

FINRA warned financial services firms of a new phishing campaign on Monday that it claims is widespread and ongoing.

New Data Protection Act Would Regulate COVID-19 Tracing Apps

The act would require “affirmative express consent” for transferring any health, location and proximity data, and allow individuals to opt out of data collection.

Friday Five: 5/1 Edition

Australia's contact tracing app sparks privacy concerns, Shade ransomware ceases operations, and Google Play deals with malicious apps. Catch up on the week's news with the Friday Five!

What is a SaaS Company?

Learn about what a Software as a Service, or SaaS, company is and why it may make sense for your organization in this week’s Data Protection 101, our series on the fundamentals of information security.

Outlining IP Protection Best Practices

A non-profit tech consortium has released a series of best practices that companies should follow in order to protect digital IP

DoD Issues Guidelines to Protect PHI During Pandemic

The U.S. Department of Defense is urging military medical treatment facilities to protect controlled unclassified data, like patient health information and personally identifiable information.

Resources, Budget Remain An Issue for DPOs

In a recent survey, data protection officers cited a lack of budget and cohesion across all business units when it comes to developing an organization-wide data protection and privacy strategy as some of the role's top challenges.