The U.S. Commerce Department is banning the downloading and hosting of China-based social media apps TikTok and WeChat effective on Sunday, citing national security concerns. The announcement comes as Oracle continues to negotiate a deal for partnering on TikTok's U.S. operations.
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report analyzes whether a leaked database compiled by a Chinese company should be a cause for serious concern. Also featured are discussions on vulnerability disclosure challenges and risks posed by using social media apps for payments.
An Instagram post by one of Australia's former prime ministers led to a security researcher finding his passport and phone number due to a coding error in a widely used airline ticketing system. The bug has been fixed, but it's another warning to avoid posting photos of boarding passes.
The move to Microsoft 365 (formerly known as Office 365) was rushed forward at record pace due to an overnight work-remote push globally. Looking back, cyber security agencies are recommending a revisit to configuration settings, a review of optional built-in enhancements and third-party bolt-on tools to provide that...
President Donald Trump says TikTok and Oracle are close to making a deal. Don't neglect to read the fine print. While the president has demanded TikTok divest its U.S. operations - preferably to Oracle - because of national security concerns, the Chinese firm is instead offering Oracle a minority stake.
What's one of the worst things that can happen during a pandemic? The answer is anything that gives people less reason to trust in their public health system to handle the crisis. Enter a data breach that has exposed personal information for everyone who's ever tested positive for the disease in Wales.
Potentially capping a fraught political showdown, China's TikTok, which is owned by Beijing-based ByteDance, has chosen Oracle to be its U.S. "technology partner," rejecting a bid by Microsoft. But Chinese state media suggests reports of a deal might be premature.
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report analyzes how criminals keep finding new ways to make ransomware victims pay. Also featured: Preventing digital currency counterfeits; a proposed health data privacy framework.
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In the three years since Equifax suffered a massive data breach, the consumer credit reporting firm says it has worked tirelessly to overhaul the security shortcomings that allowed the breach to happen. Equifax CISO Jamil Farshchi and other security experts weigh in on important lessons learned.
The number of cybersecurity incidents reported to the U.K.'s data privacy watchdog has continued to decline, recently plummeting by nearly 40%. But is the quantity of data breaches going down, or might organizations be failing to spot them or potentially even covering them up?
Contact-tracing apps are continuing to take shape around the world as the COVID-19 pandemic continues. Using privacy-by-design principles is critical to building trust in these apps, says privacy expert Ann Cavoukian.
Blackbaud is one of a growing number of organizations that say they paid ransomware attackers primarily for their promise to delete exfiltrated data. A class action lawsuit filed against the software vendor in the wake of its breach notification questions whether attackers' promises have any merit.
He'd worked at NASA, Visa and Time Warner and stepped in at Home Depot after it was hacked in 2014. But nothing quite prepared Jamil Farshchi for the spotlight he'd face when he took over as CISO at Equifax after its massive 2017 data breach. He discusses how the Equifax security organization has rebounded.