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Brazil Is Passing Legislation Aimed At Guaranteeing The Protection And Privacy ... - Mondaq News Alerts (registration)

Brazil Is Passing Legislation Aimed At Guaranteeing The Protection And Privacy ... - Mondaq News Alerts (registration) | Information Security | Scoop.it
Brazil Is Passing Legislation Aimed At Guaranteeing The Protection And Privacy ...
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"Brazilian privacy laws have to be respected also for data stored abroad." I wonder how they want to control and enforce this, once the bill has been passed in the Senate.

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The Heartbleed Hit List: The Passwords You Need to Change Right Now

The Heartbleed Hit List: The Passwords You Need to Change Right Now | Information Security | Scoop.it
Heartbleed: A look at which companies have issued a security patch to fix the Heartbleed bug.
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Good overview of Internet services affected or not by Heartbleed - have a look and change your password if necessary!

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Law Firms Are Pressed on Security for Data - New York Times

Law Firms Are Pressed on Security for Data - New York Times | Information Security | Scoop.it
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Law Firms Are Pressed on Security for Data
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Some financial institutions are asking law firms to fill out lengthy 60-page questionnaires detailing their cybersecurity measures, while others are doing on-site inspections.
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Breach hits Target profits, but that’s the tip of the iceberg

Breach hits Target profits, but that’s the tip of the iceberg | Information Security | Scoop.it
Even after the fallout from a data breach subsides, companies face costs for years. (Washington Post reports data #breach cost @Target $17M. Meanwhile, financial institutions have paid over $200M.
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Brand reputation impacts are very costly!

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The Importance of Data Classification - Microsoft Security Blog - Site Home - TechNet Blogs

The official Microsoft Security Blog provides in-depth discussion of security, cybersecurity and technology trends affecting trust in computing, as well as timely security news, trends, and practical security guidance.
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Data classification drives many aspects of information security

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Information Security Forum - the world's leading independent authority on information security

Information Security Forum - the world's leading independent authority on information security | Information Security | Scoop.it
The Information Security Forum (ISF) is the world's leading independent authority on information security.
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We are members - please contact me directly if you want access.

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Insure Your Identity With Identity Theft Insurance

Insurance for Identity Theft Insurers have added for identity theft insurance to their portfolio along the common home, health and automobile coverage. There are companies available to help you monitor your credit and personal information.
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Where there is crime, there is an insurance business! 

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Biz Brass Kept in Dark About Breaches | Cybersecurity | TechNewsWorld

Biz Brass Kept in Dark About Breaches | Cybersecurity | TechNewsWorld | Information Security | Scoop.it
With breaking news about data breaches a common occurrence, you'd think security threats to an organization's data would be something CEOs and their management teams were kept in the know about. Apparently not.
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Predictions for Privacy in the Age of Facebook (from 1985!) | History ...

Mark Zuckerberg wasn't even a year old when a graduate student foresaw the emergence of online personal profiles.
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How hack attacks can cost you money - CNNMoney

How hack attacks can cost you money - CNNMoney | Information Security | Scoop.it
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Recent hacks of millions of usernames, passwords and credit cards have many asking: What's the worst that could happen? Usually, having an account hacked is just annoying.
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It's money for sure, but also the time you need to invest and your personal reputation amongst peers which is at stake. I believe too many of us behave naively thinking identity theft doesn't matter as in most cases we are insured financially and then when it happens the big awakening happens. --P.

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Why Privacy Matters | Zero Knowledge Privacy Foundation

RT @SpiderOak: Why #privacy matters. Pass it on http://t.co/vn9GJDquem
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Understanding the Heartbleed Bug

Understanding the Heartbleed Bug | Information Security | Scoop.it
Probably the easiest-to-understand explanation you can find about the wildly and dangerously popular heartbleed bug.
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Google Now Encrypts Gmail Traffic To And From Its Servers -- Dark Reading

Google Now Encrypts Gmail Traffic To And From Its Servers -- Dark Reading | Information Security | Scoop.it
Full HTTPS for Gmail traffic aims to allay concerns of cyber-spying
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Intralinks VIA - The Power to UNshare

Intralinks VIA - The Power to UNshare | Information Security | Scoop.it
Give your workforce the freedom to share, and the power to UNshare. with Intralinks VIA, your files are safe to travel.
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Interesting solution - especially the pull back option

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New EU Privacy Directive Will Have Serious Cloud Restrictions | SAP.com

New EU Privacy Directive Will Have Serious Cloud Restrictions | SAP.com | Information Security | Scoop.it

The latest revelations from the documents leaked by former NSA analyst Edward Snowden could not have been more timely for EU’s privacy advocates. Two weeks ago was the summit of the 28 EU heads of government in Brussels and – while the spying scandal was not originally on the agenda – the meeting was hijacked by the recent reports showing massive transfers of European citizens’ data and, more seriously, continuously spying on politicians, heads of government and  other high-placed officials.

 

Just a few days ago the German, French, and Spanish foreign ministers summoned their respective US ambassadors to express their anger, demanding clear explanations of those activities and the immediate cessation of them. Also both the French president and the German chancellor received assuring calls from US President Obama that their phones are not subject to any current tapping. But neither Obama nor White House spokesman Jay Carney actually confirmed or denied that Merkel’s phone had been previously tapped.

 

Recently the EU parliament approved, in a landmark vote, the revision of the Data Privacy Directive (the otherwise know as “cookie” directive), including heavy restrictions on data collection and sharing, plus “the right to be forgotten”. While a few weeks ago many European leaders wanted to scale down the restrictions on foreign internet and cloud computing companies that operate in the Union, now all of them are in favor of stricter European controls, plus heavy fines. As currently written, the directive includes fines that could run as high as 5% of a company’s annual global revenue, replacing a previous cap of 2%.

 

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Via Chuck Sherwood, Senior Associate, TeleDimensions, Inc
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The central question here will be how this impacts the handling of data in a company and concretely what needs to be considered in the age of cloud computing.

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Cybersecurity and the duty of care: a top 10 checklist for board members - Lexology (registration)

Cybersecurity and the duty of care: a top 10 checklist for board members - Lexology (registration) | Information Security | Scoop.it
Cybersecurity and the duty of care: a top 10 checklist for board members
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Visibility on information security, including cybersecurity as well as physical security aspects, is increasingly permeating corporate life.
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Very good questions listed on this checklist 

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Facebook Security Features Explained | Visual.ly

Facebook Security Features Explained | Visual.ly | Information Security | Scoop.it
Facebook has made quite a few changes over the last few months and users across the world are yet to get used to it. Amidst huge hues and cries regar
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This gives an oversight of the security applied in FB. Would be useful to have a similar overview regarding privacy.

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How People Can Protect Themselves!

How People Can Protect Themselves! | Information Security | Scoop.it

Companies, government and medical institutions should know what to do to protect their business assets, customers and employees. Some data breaches take place after the physical theft of electronic equipment. Businesses should install security measures such as cameras, to record break-ins. Security alarms can scare off thieves who want to gain access to personal or financial information. Business owners can also use the Kensington lock port located on desktop and laptop computers and physically secure them to desks with a strong cable [...]


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Yahoo enables default HTTPS encryption for Yahoo Mail

Yahoo enables default HTTPS encryption for Yahoo Mail | Information Security | Scoop.it

Web portal now using 2,048-bit encryption keys to protect e-mail users' communication. Read this article by Steven Musil on CNET News. (It wasn't already?!)

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