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June 25, 2015  4:04 PM

Hackers had access to U.S. government data for a year

Fran Sales Fran Sales Profile: Fran Sales
Data breach, Data protection, Government IT, Hackers, mobile app security, NSA, Password hack

The U.S. government data breach announced last week began a year ago, giving the perpetrators plenty of time to access federal employees' personal information, according to the NSA. Also in recent GRC news: A new bill would give Europeans the same data protection rights as American citizens, and a...

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 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...


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...


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...


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