EasyJet Hack

Breaking Down the EasyJet Hack

Earlier this month, European budget airline EasyJet was hacked. In a “highly sophisticated attack,” 9 million customers had personal information, including email addresses and travel itineraries, compromised. And 2,208 customers had their credit card information stolen. The attack has left many customers “in limbo”, with many questioning how a company that claimed to comply with…
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RACI Matrix

How to Build a RACI Matrix

Every member of an institution–from board member to secretary–is responsible for playing a part in data privacy and cybersecurity. The caveat to this rule is that no two roles should have the same level of responsibility, and institutions which fail to properly assign duties risk inefficiencies at best, and compliance-related fines at worst. There are…
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Data Deletion Requests And CCPA

CCPA Deletion Requests Are Piling Up

It’s impossible to predict all of the long-term effects of the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), but businesses can already look to the number of data deletion requests to plot a path forward. The US privacy management firm DataGrail compiled a report on the early trends of CCPA compliance in Q1 2020. Here’s everything you…
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Data Encryption

Current Industry Regulations for Data Encryption: Are You Up to Date?

Though data is an incredibly valuable resource, more data generally means more responsibility. A larger amount of data presents a larger attack surface for hackers to target through cyberattacks. Encryption, the act of translating data into a new form that is undecipherable without a special key, is an impactful method of avoiding these issues and…
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CCPA Enforcement

CCPA to be Enforced July 1: How Businesses Need to Prepare.

Much has changed due to the Covid-19 crisis. But one thing that’s remained unchanged is the California Attorney General’s plan to begin enforcing the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) on July 1. With everything business leaders have to worry about right now, CCPA regulations can easily become an afterthought. After all, why worry about data…
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Social Distancing And Cybersecurity

Best Practices for Cybersecurity During Social Distancing

It’s unusual that a cybersecurity news organization has the chance to report on a biological virus instead of a software virus. But here we are. The rapid-fire spread of COVID-19 has turned the world on its head, and it’s safe to say that a lot of changes are in store for the foreseeable future. While…
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As Federal Regulations Slip, States Are Filling The Gap

As Federal Regulations Slip, States are Filling the Gap

In the years since its 2011 inception, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has been a valuable shield between consumers and predatory financial practices. The federal regulatory body held Wells Fargo accountable when the bank was caught opening fake accounts in customers’ names, and it forced Capital One Bank to reimburse customers for unnecessary add-ons.…
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DoDs New Cybersecurity Certification

Explaining the DoD’s New Cybersecurity Certification

By 2026, any contractor that works with the Department of Defense must meet the standards set by version 1.0 of its Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC). The Pentagon released the new standards on Jan 31, which will require third-party certification of cyber resilience from DoD contractors and subcontractors. For contractors who hope to work with…
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Clearview AI Breach Major Blow For Data Privacy

Clearview AI Breach Raises Questions About Data Privacy Compliance

Clearview AI, a facial recognition app the New York Times claimed “might end privacy as we know it,” has taken a massive step towards fulfilling that prophecy. Recently, the controversial New York-based company experienced a major data breach, with hackers leaking the company’s entire customer list as well as data pertaining to the number of…
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