Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSIn this week’s edition of The Security Ledger Podcast we talk with security researcher and data spelunker Chris Vickery of the firm UpGuard about his discovery of a data trove containing consumer profiles on 123 million American households. Also: there’s a tough new standard for handling federal data come January 1st in the form of NIST’s 800-171 standard. And: Katie Moussouris joins us back in the studio to talk about what the updated Wassenaar Arrangement means for security researchers.
Hacks & Hackers
A massive and potentially damaging data leak has exposed sensitive and detailed consumer profiles on nearly every American household, the security firm UpGuard Security said on Tuesday.
Large US firms may be among the first targets of EU regulators once the General Data Protection Rule goes into effect. (Editor’s Note: this blog post first appeared on Digital Guardian’s Digital Insider blog. You can read the full post here. )
Sensors and security holes are common companions on a range of connected toys and consumer devices available to consumers this holiday season.
A new guide from Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government is offering guidance to political campaigns that wish to keep hackers at bay.