I’ll be honest, my blog idea was generated from an article about spring cleaning. Let’s face it, lots of things could benefit from spring cleaning: homes, cars, desk drawers… How about your inbox? Maybe the ever-growing number of presentation drafts in your documents folder? How about the flash drive in your desk drawer? Anything in […]
Company illegally shared 34.4m records with 39 companies, information commissioner finds
The parenting club Bounty has been fined £400,000 – one of the largest penalties possible – for sharing its data with marketing agencies without users’ permission.
Bounty offers support and advice to new parents who sign up through its website and mobile app, or are directly recruited on maternity wards. Without securing consent from those parents, the company sold their information to data brokers including Acxiom, Equifax and Sky, the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) said.Continue reading...
More than 50 universities in the United Kingdom had their cyber-defenses tested by ethical hackers, and the 'grades' aren’t pretty
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With the lines increasingly blurring between personal and official work, enterprises are in urgent need of cybersecurity solutions which can secure such kind of communication. Seqrite’s MobiSmart offers one such solution for employees accessing mobile productivity apps on BYOD (Bring Your Own Devices) or CYOD (Choose Your Own Devices). Here’s an infographic illustrating why MobiSmart is a smart choice for your enterprise.
That's the second update in a row I've done on time! It's also another one with a bunch of other things in common with last week, namely commentary on yet more data breaches. It's not just the breaches in HIBP, but the ones I'm busily trying to disclose. This is really sucking a lot of time right now and frankly, well, I summed it up here earlier in the week:
Currently going through the process with 4 breach disclosures. 3 of them I just can’t get a response from and the one I can really doesn’t want to act promptly. This is bloody hard work, and enormously frustrating.— Troy Hunt (@troyhunt) April 11, 2019
But it's the right thing to do and I'm going to keep at it, even if it means loading data without the organisations involved responding (it certainly won't be the first time). I also go on a bit of a rant about devices and services targeted at monitoring kids and as I say in the video, you'll see precisely why this is such a big issue for me probably next week or the week after. Stay tuned for that one and for now, here's this week's vid:
- I've got 3 different NDC events with workshops coming up over the next month:
- Knuddles got themselves a €20k fine for their breach (which is now in HIBP)
- I ranted on about how crazy the security and privacy implications are for whole bunch of products and services targeted at monitoring kids (do read - and please share - that thread, here's a Facebook version of it too)
- Varonis is sponsoring my blog again this week and they have an excellent free course on insider threats (ok, I may be a little biased on that...)