Tag: data privacy

UnifyID, the winner of a start-up competition at The RSA Conference, is offering a new type of "implicit" identity service.

Updated: RSA’s Hottest Startup Signals Online Identity Shakeup

In-brief: The RSA Conference’s most celebrated start-up, UnifyID, signals a fast-approaching revolution in how we do identity online.  (Updated with link to UnifyID interview video.  – PFR 2/20/2017)

A survey of penetration testers by Rapid7 finds most organizations are failing to detect malicious activity on their networks. (Image courtesy of Rapid7)

Survey: Hackers for Hire Find Most Networks Easy Prey

In-brief: A survey of penetration testers by Rapid7 finds most organizations are failing to detect malicious activity on their networks. 

The FTC announced a $2.2 million settlement with smart TV maker Vizio after the company was caught selling customer viewing information without consent.

TV Maker Vizio Settles with FTC Over Selling Viewer Data

In-brief: Smart TV maker VIZIO agreed to pay $2.2 million to the FTC and the State of New Jersey to settle charges that it collected the viewing history of some 11 million smart televisions without users’ consent. The settlement stems from a 2014 case and requires the company to “prominently disclose and obtain affirmative express consent” for data collection and sharing.

In our inaugural edition of Security Ledger Live, we speak with Lance James, Chief Scientist at the firm Flashpoint.

Security Ledger Live: Interview with Lance James of Flashpoint

In-brief: in our inaugural Security Ledger Live, we speak with Lance James, the Chief Scientist at the firm Flashpoint about ransomware, the care and feeding of security talent and the news of the week. 

Google's Gmail platform offers many security features that protect accounts from takeover, according to security experts.

Trump’s Not Crazy To Secure @POTUS with Gmail. Here’s Why.

In-brief: is having the Chief Executive’s Twitter account secured by a Google Gmail account really a security lapse? Not necessarily.