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March 24, 2016  10:41 AM

Cybersecurity questions get the boardroom’s attention

Fran Sales Fran Sales Profile: Fran Sales
board, CISO, Compliance, Cyberattacks, cybersecurity, Data breach, Data breach disclosure, Information security, Microsoft, RSA Conference

"Security has transcended from an IT issue to a boardroom issue." This was how Microsoft corporate vice president and CISO Bret Arsenault opened his panel discussion at last month's

March 8, 2016  4:18 PM

RSA 2016: Adobe, Google and Microsoft prepare for EU GDPR

Fran Sales Fran Sales Profile: Fran Sales
Adobe, Chief Compliance Officer, Chief Privacy Officer, Data privacy, Data protection, European Data Protection legislation, Google, Microsoft, regulatory compliance, RSA, RSA Conference, Safe Harbor

When General Data Protection Regulation -- a new EU-wide data protection framework that will replace Safe Harbor -- was introduced by European Union on December 2015, global...

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...

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 7, 2014  6:03 PM

Tech giants play key role in ongoing data privacy debate

Fran Sales Fran Sales Profile: Fran Sales
Data privacy, email privacy, European Data Protecion legislation, Facebook, Google, Hewlett-Packard, Internet of Things, Microsoft

The Internet user privacy debate is raging on multiple fronts lately, and some big names in the technology industry are getting in on the action. In the past few weeks, Facebook saw a European privacy group challenge the social media giant's data use policy, Microsoft lost a battle over its user...

July 9, 2014  1:20 PM

As privacy issues make political waves, GRC jobs on the rise

Fran Sales Fran Sales Profile: Fran Sales
CIO, Compliance, Data privacy, grc, Microsoft, Security risk

Data privacy continues to make waves, both in the U.S. and abroad, as recent tech headlines highlighted the Obama administration's promise to extend data protection rights to European citizens and a Supreme Court cell phone privacy ruling. Also attracting attention in recent weeks: how increasing...


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