Joe Payne the CEO of Code42 joins us to talk about how the challenge of data breach prevention is changing. And: we do a deep dive on the recent Census II audit of open source.
Tag: data leak
A data breach of information belonging to the U.S. Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) that leaked photos of people and vehicles traveling over the United States border once again shows the risk associated with third-party access to sensitive or classified information. The breach–the result of a cyber attack on a third-party contractor who collected the images for the CBP–also raises issues of privacy and how much control and access should the government have over personally identifiable information, security experts said. News of the data leak broke widely on Monday, but CBP said said it actually occurred earlier. In an e-mail to Security Ledger, the agency said that on May 31, a subcontractor–revealed in reports to be Perceptics–transferred copies of license plate images and traveler images collected by CBP to the its company network without government knowledge or permission. Perceptics was soon after hit with a “malicious cyber-attack” that resulted in […]
Researchers have found an unsecured Microsoft-hosted cloud database that holds personal information from 80 million U.S. households, exposing sensitive data and putting people at risk for identity theft, ransomware and other cybercrimes.
Despite a litany of high-profile data breaches, federal action on data privacy is unlikely to go anywhere in 2019 as partisanship and lack of technology literacy complicate Congressional action.
Facebook’s terrible, horrible, no good, very bad year continued, with the social media company on the defense yet again over partnerships that granted high-tech companies extensive access to user data.