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December 23, 2014  3:49 PM

Obama plans response against North Korea for Sony Pictures hack

Fran Sales Fran Sales Profile: Fran Sales
backdoors, CIO, Cyberattacks, Cybercrime, cybersecurity, Hackers, Hacking, Information security, Microsoft, privacy, Sony

President Barack Obama declared that the U.S. government will respond to North Korea's actions after the FBI announced that the nation-state was behind last month's calamitous cyberattack against Sony Pictures. In other recent IT security and privacy news, U.S. Senator Ron Wyden introduced a bill...

December 11, 2014  6:31 PM

North Korea applauds Sony breach but denies responsibility

Fran Sales Fran Sales Profile: Fran Sales
CIO, Compliance, Cyberattacks, Cybercrime, cybersecurity, Data security breaches, grc, Hack, Information security, Startups

Sony is the latest big-name company to have its computer network hacked. Corporate information and entire films were leaked online in what some suspect is retaliation by the North Korean government. In other governance, risk and compliance (GRC) news, a growing number of U.S. law schools are...


November 25, 2014  6:31 PM

Apple’s consumer privacy practices in the government’s crosshairs

Fran Sales Fran Sales Profile: Fran Sales
Android, Apple, Apple iOS, CIO, Data privacy, Data-security, Encryption, FBI, health, personal data

As U.S. federal agencies put tech giants' data security practices under the microscope, consumer privacy issues are on everybody's minds. Also in privacy news: Two U.S. business alliances are pushing for greater data management transparency, and a new study shows that Americans remain suspicious of...


October 30, 2014  6:23 PM

Apple Pay sidesteps compliance rules; FCC takes first privacy action

Fran Sales Fran Sales Profile: Fran Sales
Apple, CIO, Data security standards, FCC, Google, Mobile, privacy

Apple Pay rolled out to much fanfare earlier this week, but may have bypassed some compliance requirements that Apple's mobile payment rivals have to maintain. In other recent headlines, the FCC took its first steps toward data security enforcement, Google cracked down on online piracy, and Verizon...


October 17, 2014  4:12 PM

JPMorgan Chase hackers compromised 13 other finance companies

Fran Sales Fran Sales Profile: Fran Sales
CIO, Customer data, Cyberattacks, Cybercrime, cybersecurity, Data privacy, Data security breaches, Financial firms, Financial industry, Google, Retail/point-of-sale applications, Search engines, Search Indexing

Online consumer security and privacy remains in the headlines as big-name companies continue to report cybersecurity breaches. Further investigations into the JPMorgan Chase cyberhack revealed that 13 other financial institutions' computers were also breached, while Dairy Queen and Kmart's in-store...


September 30, 2014  4:14 PM

Facebook’s Atlas arms advertisers with deeper reach into user data

Fran Sales Fran Sales Profile: Fran Sales
advertising, Android, Antitrust lawsuits, CIO, Data privacy, Facebook, Google, iOS 8, Marketing, Mobile applications, Search

Facebook has unveiled a new ad platform that promises marketers deeper insight into the data of billions of its users -- a move that has raises big concerns among privacy advocates. Also in data privacy headlines this week: Law enforcement officials are uneasy about Apple's and Google's new mobile...


September 19, 2014  3:58 PM

Former staffers spill on Home Depot’s lacking customer data protection

Fran Sales Fran Sales Profile: Fran Sales
CIO, Compliance, Data breach, Data protection, Governance, regulatory compliance, SEC

Five former Home Depot employees claim the company lacked adequate customer data protection tools and that executives discouraged security system improvements that could have helped prevent the widespread hack of its payment systems earlier this month. Also in compliance and governance news this...


September 4, 2014  8:11 PM

Post-hack focus on Apple iCloud security; Microsoft defies warrant

Fran Sales Fran Sales Profile: Fran Sales
Apple, CIO, Cloud Security, Data breach, Data Leakage, Data privacy, Data protection, icloud, Microsoft

Data privacy riddled tech headlines this week as Apple was forced to defend iCloud's security when hackers leaked celebrities' intimate photos. The tech giant also announced changes to its privacy policy, making it more difficult for developers to share data collected from its HealthKit app with...


August 21, 2014  7:58 PM

Regulatory compliance challenges mount in recession’s wake

Fran Sales Fran Sales Profile: Fran Sales
Chief Compliance Officer, CIO, Compliance, Data brokering, Data privacy, Employee training, FCC, FTC, personal data, Safe Harbor

U.S. companies, particularly those in the financial services industry, continue to wrestle with compliance regulations: Recent headlines show that the current regulatory environment remains a top issue for CEOs and that many companies have difficulty measuring the effectiveness of compliance...


July 23, 2014  7:26 PM

Risk landscape disrupts Wall Street banks and CISO roles

Fran Sales Fran Sales Profile: Fran Sales
CIO, CISO, Cybercrime, cyberdefense, cybersecurity, Data breach, Dodd-Frank, Information security, Risk management

Organizations of all stripes are feeling the impact of mounting risk. In the past few weeks alone: Wall Street's big banks reacted to a changing regulatory landscape; a new survey found that many companies do not have an adequate enterprise risk management strategy; and chief information security...


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