In-brief: Google is pushing an approach to network security dubbed “tiered access,” demoting the trusted password, which is now just one piece of data that is needed to get access to sensitive data and resources on Google’s network.
Hacks & Hackers
In-brief: a report by the firm CGI and Oxford Economics suggests the impact of breaches on the price of a company’s stock may be bigger than many expected, depressing the price investors pay for the stock by almost two percent.
In-brief: Facebook on Thursday unveiled a new initiative to stamp out disinformation and ‘fake news,’ but University of Washington researcher Kate Starbird, who is studying online ‘counter narratives’ says that conspiracy theories and ‘truthers’ may be here to stay.
In-brief: Insurance giant AIG announced Monday that it has started offering cyber insurance to protect individuals and families from ransomware attacks, data theft and cyber bullying. But don’t go looking to sign up at Wal-Mart: the service is only available to AIG’s high net worth customers.
In-brief: Almost 1.4 billion data records were exposed in 2016, many of them lost as a result of identity theft, the security firm Gemalto reported Tuesday.