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  1. Microsoft has announced it will extend the rights that are at the heart of GDPR to all of their consumer customers worldwide. “Known as Data Subject Rights, they include the right to know what data we collect about you, to correct that data, to delete it and even to take it somewhere else,” Julie Brill, Corporate VP and Deputy General Counsel at Microsoft, explained. Users can access these tools through Microsoft’s privacy dashboard. Changes to … More

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  2. Apple has set up a Data and Privacy portal where users can make a request to download all the data Apple has on them, correct their personal information, deactivate or delete their account. The creation of the portal is a direct result of the GDPR legislation coming into force today (May 25, 2018) and will be made available to all users. About the “Get a copy of your data” option For now, only users from … More

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  3. Prioritizing open source security alerts WhiteSource launched its next-generation Software Composition Analysis solutions – Effective Usage Analysis. The technology provides details beyond simply which components are present in the application, delving deeper with actionable insights on how components are being used, highlighting their impact on the security of the application. Passwork introduces new password manager Passwork.me is a new password manager designed to enhance security when working with corporate passwords. Through this password manager, the … More

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  4. Data gathered by Lastline at RSA Conference 2018 reveals security professionals’ perspectives on the future of cryptocurrencies and cryptomining, response to ransomware attacks, and security impact of IoT devices. “Security teams are fighting a multi-front battle to keep their organizations safe from cybercriminals,” commented Dr. Giovanni Vigna, Lastline and CTO. “The threats range from established attacks, such as ransomware, to newer challenges such as those introduced by web-connected devices and cryptocurrencies.” Cryptocurrencies and cryptomining The … More

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  5. The number of fraudulent transactions originating from a mobile app during the first quarter has increased by 200 per cent since 2015, according to RSA Security. Analysis from the team also indicated that abuse of social media platforms is a growing problem, with social media replacing the dark web as the top hacker marketplace. Key stats ‘Appy hunting – The proportion of fraudulent transactions carried out on a mobile app has jumped from just 5 … More

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  6. More than one in three healthcare organizations have suffered a cyberattack within the last year, while almost one in 10 have paid a ransom or extortion fee, according to Imperva. Healthcare data is extremely valuable on the dark web as it contains highly sensitive data, both financial and protected health information. As a result, healthcare organizations are increasingly attractive to attackers. Additionally, with the introduction of web-based healthcare portals and remote patient mobile technology, managing … More

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