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NEWS THIS WEEK: Apple patches iOS vulnerabilities; Roomba’s plan to map homes raises concerns; tax breaks for cybersecurity training proposed

By Byron V. Acohido In news this wekk, a company is offering to microchip employees, enabling them to open doors, log onto computers and purchase snacks with a swipe of the hand. Three Square Market, also known as 32M, said more than 50 employees are voluntarily getting implants Aug. 1 at what the company is […]

GUEST ESSAY: A look at how security technology has kept pace with the rising use of business data

By Nir Polak, CEO of Exabeam IT systems have never been more powerful or accessible to businesses. However, the scope and scale of cyber crimes continues to outpace tech innovation. For years, the challenge for internal IT and security teams has been to use existing company data to construct an integrated picture of oddities and […]

NEWS THIS WEEK: Google resists Europe’s privacy rules; Ashley Madison pays $11 million to settle privacy breach suit; hacker grabs control of Segway scooter

By Byron V. Acohido In the news this week, Europe’s “right to be forgotten” ruling, which allows private citizens in the region to make requests that search engines delist incorrect, irrelevant or out of date information returned by an online search for their full name, is set to return to the region’s top court to […]

GUEST ESSAY: Why neutralizing insider threats should be a much higher priority

By Thomas Jones, systems engineer, Bay Dynamics As we have seen in the headlines, insider threats are a constant challenge for government agencies. But the problem comes with one silver lining. Each time a successful insider threat strikes, it pushes agencies to bolster their cybersecurity programs. The National Industrial Security Program Operating Manual (NISPOM) Change […]

GUEST ESSAY: What you should know about how ‘unstructured data’ exposes your operations

By Erik Brown, CTO at GigaTrust Recent high-profile photo hacks have made headlines. In March, internet hackers targeted celebrities including Miley Cyrus, Emma Watson and Amanda Seyfried, among others, resulting in the leak of intimate photos that were posted on sites such as 4chan and Reddit. Similarly, back in 2014 hacker Ryan Collins exposed nude photos and […]

PODCAST: Former White House CIO — companies need cyber defense strategy

By Byron V. Acohido Theresa Payton honed her cybersecurity skills as the White House’s first female chief information officer, under President George W. Bush. Payton is now president and CEO of cybersecurity consulting company Fortalice Solutions. I had the chance to interview her at the recent Enfuse 2017 cybersecurity conference in Las Vegas. We discussed […]

GUEST ESSAY: 5 things your company can do to prepare for Europe’s tougher data privacy rules

By Peter Beshar, general counsel and EVP at Marsh McLennan Cos. The countdown has begun. In less than a year, tough new rules on data protection will come into effect for the European Union. For the first time, companies will be required to notify regulatory authorities, and potentially consumers, in the event of a significant […]