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Reasonable Retention Of Personal Information: The Compliance Advantage Of Risk-Based Polices And Procedures For Information Governance

A recent privacy breach case in Canada offers practical guidance for organizations anywhere to avoid the over-retention of personal data. A May 2017 Order from the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Alberta provides new insight into the requirement under section 35 of the Personal Information Protection Act to retain personal information only as long as reasonably required.

Source: Reasonable Retention Of Personal Information: The Compliance Advantage Of Risk-Based Polices And Procedures For Information Governance

Why the WannaCry outbreak should be a wake-up call

WannaCry, the ransomware that recently swept the world and brought down computer systems in more than 100 countries, can be viewed as many things: an attempt to extort money from individuals and businesses whose data was taken hostage; an atrocity that put human life at risk in the case of compromised medical systems and medical devices; and a focal point in discussions on responsible disclosure, to name just a few.

But boiled down, WannaCry should be universally viewed as one thing: a wake-up call.

Source: Why the WannaCry outbreak should be a wake-up call

OneLogin Breached. Here’s What You Need to Do.

Single sign-on provider OneLogin has experienced a breach. If you or your company uses OneLogin to sign in to applications, or if you use any of their other services, you need to be aware of this and may need to take several actions immediately.

Source: PSA: OneLogin Breached. Here’s What You Need to Do.

On Balancing Insider-Threat Protection and Employee Privacy

Insider attacks is serious threat to business. They are hard to detect and stop with traditional preventative controls. Cloud computing and BYOD makes it even harder. However, practices engaged in by business to secure their data and prevent data breaches may come in conflict with employees right to privacy.

Source: On Balancing Insider-Threat Protection and Employee Privacy

Meet Chris Vickery, the internet’s data breach hunter

Vickery is security researcher. His job is simple: find leaked and exposed data before the bad guys do. His work has resulted in protecting the personal information and privacy of tens of millions of people. In recent years Vickery has made more headlines than almost any other person, and yet his name remains unknown for many.

Source: Meet Chris Vickery, the internet’s data breach hunter

1.1 billion identities exposed in data breaches in 2016, says Symantec report

On April 26 Symantec released its Internet Security Threat Report. It states that in the last eight years, more than 7.1 billion identities have been exposed in data breaches globally, which is almost the equivalent of one for every person on the planet.

According to the report US had 1,023 breaches in 2016, topping the list of breaches by country. India, at the same time, had only eight breaches.

Report also reveals that the number of data breaches actually dropped in 2016 to 1,209, compared with 1,211 breaches in 2015.

Source: 1.1 billion identities exposed in data breaches in 2016, says Symantec report

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