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Do you know your data breach response?

Insurance is something you buy but hope you never need. In the event of an incident, you want to have a smooth process in place so that you can get back up and running as quickly as possible. So, alongside your compliance procedures, it’s also important to put a process in place for any potential breach and keep it up to date over time. Even organisations with the best security and privacy preparations in place will face incidents, due to the sheer volume of new security flaws being discovered.

Full article: Do you know your data breach response?

Regulator in Ireland asks for more knowledge on Google+ data breach

The Irish Data Protection Commission (IDPC) is to ask Google for more details regarding a bug which led to the revealing of 500,000 Google+ users this week, a CNBC report reveals. The ubiquitous search engine giant took to social media on Monday to disclose the issue to the world, admitting that the glitch meant tech developers could access Google+ users’ personal details.

Source: Regulator in Ireland asks for more knowledge on Google+ data breach

Nearly half of enterprise brands believe they are at risk of a website data breach

Recent research has revealed that nearly half (46%) of enterprises believe they have a probable (or greater) risk of a website data breach. 15%of enterprises also admitted that they have a definite, known risk. 67% have not evaluated, considered, or yet implemented marketing security for their website.

Source: Nearly half of enterprise brands believe they are at risk of a website data breach

When big companies are hacked, should they have to disclose it immediately?

That old truism from the Watergate affair also applies to the scandals plaguing some of the world’s biggest tech companies. Google+ hack that the company sat on for months and did not disclose until the Wall Street Journal came knocking.

Full article: When big companies are hacked, should they have to disclose it immediately? – Recode

How to check what Facebook hackers accessed in your account

Facebook set up a website that its 2 billion global users can use to check if their accounts have been accessed, and if so, exactly what information was stolen. It will also provide guidance on how to spot and deal with suspicious emails or texts. Facebook will also send messages directly to those people affected by the hack.

On that page, following some preliminary information about the investigation, the question “Is my Facebook account impacted by this security issue?” appears midway down. It will also provide information specific to your account if you’re logged into Facebook.

Source: How to check what Facebook hackers accessed in your account

Data breaches compromised 4.5 billion records in first half of 2018

Gemalto, the world leader in digital security, today released the latest findings of the Breach Level Index , a global database of public data breaches, revealing 945 data breaches led to 4.5 billion data records being compromised worldwide in the first half of 2018. A total of six social media breaches, including the Cambridge Analytica-Facebook incident, accounted for over 56% of total records compromised.

Source: Data breaches compromised 4.5 billion records in first half of 2018

Social Media poses biggest data breach threat

Following the amount of airtime devoted to scandals from Facebook / Cambridge Analytica to Google+, it may come as no surprise that social media platforms pose the biggest danger when it comes to data breaches. Gemalto’s latest Breach Level Index , which keeps a record of the world’s public data breaches points the finger firmly at social platforms, which accounted for over 56% of the 4.5bn pieces of information that were put into jeopardy through the first six months of this year.

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Google Plus Will Be Shut Down After User Information Was Exposed

Google did not notify authorities of the vulnerabilities in Google Plus, which exposed the data of up to 500,000 users. Google said it had found no evidence that outside developers were aware of the security flaw and no indication that any user profiles were touched. The flaw was fixed in an update made in March. There is no federal law requiring companies to disclose a security vulnerability. Companies must wade through a patchwork of state laws with different standards.

Source: Google Plus Will Be Shut Down After User Information Was Exposed – The New York Times

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