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Almost half of companies still can’t detect IoT device breaches

Research released today, reveals that only around half (48%) of businesses can detect if any of their IoT devices suffers a breach, despite companies having an increased focus on IoT security. The research by Gemalto found that spending on protection has grown (from 11% of IoT budget in 2017 to 13% now) and nearly all (90%) believing it is a big consideration for customers.

Full article: Almost half of companies still can’t detect IoT device breaches

Feds forcing mass fingerprint unlocks is an “abuse of power,” judge rules

According to a new ruling issued last week by a federal magistrate in Oakland, California, the government can’t get a warrant granting permission to turn up at a local house allegedly connected to a criminal suspect, seize all digital devices, and force anyone found at the house to use biometrics to try to unlock those devices.

Source: Feds forcing mass fingerprint unlocks is an “abuse of power,” judge rules | Ars Technica

Nine cyber predictions for 2019

Without a doubt 2018 will be remembered as the year of GDPR – among the cyber security community at least.

Despite years of preparation, organisations across sectors have faced, and will continue to encounter challenges linked to the legislation. However, while dominant, this will not be the only thing keeping cyber security professionals up at night.

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The Internet Is A Privacy Disaster. But We Still Don’t Know How To Talk About It.

We know our data has been left vulnerable, or sold, or misused. But do we really understand what that means for our safety and security online — and when it actually matters?

Full article: The Internet Is A Privacy Disaster. But We Still Don’t Know How To Talk About It.

GDPR May Add Up To $8.8B Marriott’s Data Breach Expenses

Marriott data breach is under investigation in several countries, where the hotel and resorts giant has a presence. In the E.U., Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) leads the investigation.

Given that the global annual revenue of the company reached $22.89 billion in 2017 and the strictest fine could amount to 4% of it, the sanctions imposed by the E.U. could be translated to $8.8 billion.

Full article: GDPR May Add Up To $8.8B Marriott’s Data Breach Expenses

Should cyber officials be required to tell victims of cyber crimes they’ve been hacked?

Since early December Germany’s Federal Office for IT Safety (BSI for its German initials) had been tracking a cyber attack targeting some of the country’s parliamentarians that ultimately led to the public release of their mobile phone numbers, credit card information and ID card details.

Only some MPs were informed by BSI about the attacks, while others learned about them only after the details were published in the media. MPs were outraged that BSI had failed to notify them that their personal data was being targeted, despite knowing about elements of the attack for up to four weeks.

Full article: Should cyber officials be required to tell victims of cyber crimes they’ve been hacked?

Altogether, more than 1 billion people had their data compromised in 2018

From credit card skimming to technology bugs to massive outright hacks, 2018 was one of if not the worst year on record in terms of data breaches that hit companies and hurt consumers around the world.

When you tally up all of the most significant and worst data breaches of the year, the result you arrive at is the stunning fact that we learned more than 1 billion peoples’ data was potentially compromised at some point in 2018.

Full article: Altogether, more than 1 billion people had their data compromised in 2018 – BGR

NSA will open source a tool for malware disassembly and reverse engineering

Dubbed GHIDRA, the tool will allow folks au fait with cyber security to pick apart binaries for Windows, macOS, Android and iOS, and turn them into code that can then be perused to figure out what malware has been up to, or take a deep dive into seemingly legit software carrying out eyebrow-raising activity.

Full article: NSA will open source a tool for malware disassembly and reverse engineering

2-factor authentication may be hackable, expert says

Cybersecurity professionals have advised enabling two-factor to add an extra layer of security — but according to at least one expert, this may not be a silver-bullet. Kevin Mitnick, who was once the FBI’s most wanted hacker and now helps companies defend themselves, found that two factor authentication can be vulnerable.

Full article: 2-factor authentication may be hackable, expert says

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