Topic: data breaches

Facebook fined $5 billion over privacy breaches

The importance of data privacy is starting to get more serious. The U.S. Federal Trade Commission today announced Facebook will be fined a record-breaking $5 billion penalty for violating its users privacy. This comes just days after the FTC and Equifax came to a $575 million agreement for its 2017 data breach.  RELATED CONTENT:  GDPR … continue reading

Report: The costs of data breaches are rising

The costs of data breaches are continuing to rise. A new report has found the cost has risen 12 percent over the last five years and now costs $3.92 million on average per breach. Last year, the average cost was $3.86 million.  According to the report, the formation of an incident response team, extensive use … continue reading

Industry Watch: Of open source, data breaches and speed

When IBM CEO Ginni Rometty joined Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst on stage at last month’s Red Hat Summit to declare that IBM would leave Red Hat alone after its acquisition, cheers went up from the developers in the keynote audience. Their fear, of course, was that IBM would somehow change Red Hat and move … continue reading

Study finds auto-fix tools help programmers better protect their code

Could the recent Equifax data breach been prevented if the credit agency had the right programming tools in place? That’s the question researchers from North Carolina State University set out to answer in their recent study: Can Automated Pull Requests Encourage Software Developers to Upgrade Out-of-Date Dependencies? According to the researchers, a majority of software … continue reading

Have I been Pwned? PyTorch v0.2.0, and new vulnerability data from Netsparker — SD Times news digest: August 7, 2017

Troy Hunt, a Microsoft regional director and security guru, released 320 million freely downloadable “Pwned Passwords” to shed light on how many real-world passwords have been exposed in data breaches. The service was created after NIST released guidance recommending that user-provided passwords be checked against existing data breaches. “My hope is that an easily accessible … continue reading

CareKit + ZeroKit, USDOT new automation committee, and Talend Data Fabric—SD Times news digest: Jan. 12, 2017

Apple has announced a new partnership with Tresorit to bring the Tresorit ZeroKit to Apple’s CareKit. Together, developers can provide more end-to-end encryption on their digital health apps and further protect patient data. “Technology can improve patient lives in ways not seen before,” Apple wrote in a blog post. “Yet risks to data security interfere … continue reading

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