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April 8, 2015  1:43 PM

New U.S. sanctions target foreign hackers; Facebook battles EU over privacy

Fran Sales Fran Sales Profile: Fran Sales
Banking industry, CIO, Compliance, Cyberattacks, Data privacy, Data protection, European Data Protecion legislation, Facebook, grc, risk

Following the recent streak of high-profile cyberattacks on U.S. companies, the Obama administration last week unveiled a program that would impose sanctions on individuals or groups overseas that are potential sources of cyberthreats. Also in the news: Facebook's privacy practices face growing...

March 26, 2015  1:36 PM

FBI takes a step toward broader hacking authority; most companies fail PCI compliance tests

Fran Sales Fran Sales Profile: Fran Sales
Compliance, Compliance Assessment, Cybersecurity legislation, Data privacy, FBI, NSA, online privacy, PCI compliance, PCI DSS, Privacy Protection

The FBI's quest to expand its hacking authority moved forward last week: A judicial advisory panel approved a rule change regarding how flexible judges can be in granting search warrants outside the bounds of their geographical jurisdiction. Also in the news recently: The Pentagon launched a...


March 11, 2015  5:51 PM

Will weak incentives for security investment force regulatory intervention?

Fran Sales Fran Sales Profile: Fran Sales
CIO, Compliance, Consumer data, cybersecurity, Data breach, Data privacy, Data protection, Forrester, FTC, Governance, grc, GRC strategy, Information security, personal data, Risk assessment, Risk management

Data breaches have been intensifying in recent years, but security expert Benjamin Dean argues that many companies still lack motivation to invest in more robust information security. Also in headlines from the past few weeks: The U.S. and European governments set their sights on data processing...


February 26, 2015  3:28 PM

AT&T’s high-speed service comes with a privacy fee; Google bows to privacy spot checks

Fran Sales Fran Sales Profile: Fran Sales
AT&T, Data privacy, Data-security, Encryption, Fiber optic networking, Google, samsung, Smart machines

AT&T's has begun rollout of a fiber-optic Internet service that furnishes customers with high-speed access, but they must pay an extra monthly charge if they want to keep their browsing habits private. In other data privacy news, Google accepted the terms of an agreement drawn up by an Italian...


January 20, 2015  7:04 PM

Website offers hackers for hire; Obama pushes new data privacy laws

Fran Sales Fran Sales Profile: Fran Sales
Asset management, CIO, cybersecurity, Cybersecurity legislation, Data privacy, Data protection, grc, Hackers, Identity theft, IT Governance, Privacy rights

Hackers may have found a way to commercialize their services as individuals begin to seek "hackers for hire" to carry out low-profile cyberintrusions. In other recent governance, risk and compliance (GRC) news, President Barack Obama has introduced proposals to strengthen companies' customer data...


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 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 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...


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