Russia “likely” culprit in massive SolarWinds cyber attack, US government agencies say

A group of US federal agencies has laid the blame for the SolarWinds cyber attack at Russia’s door publicly for the first time. The Cyber Unified Coordination Group (UCG) said its investigations indicate that an Advanced Persistent Threat actor “likely Russian in origin” was responsible for most or all of the ongoing cyber compromises. It […]

Business Focus: PrivSec fundraising deals in November and December

A round-up of fundraising and business deals from the privacy, data protection and cybersecurity sectors in November and December 2020. 21st December: Privacy, security and data governance platform OneTrust announced a $300million Series C funding round, bringing the total amount of money raised by the company in the past 18 months to $710 million. TCV […]

What the Brexit trade agreement says about data protection, privacy and cybersecurity

We now have a trade agreement in place in time for the end of the Brexit transition period tonight. But what does the document say about data protection, privacy and cybersecurity? PrivSec Report pulls out the key points.   DATA PROTECTION AND PRIVACY The agreement makes it clear that as a general principle nothing in […]

Biden pledges to prioritise cyber security following attack on US government agencies

Joe Biden has promised to prioritise cyber security and slammed President Donald Trump for not treating it seriously enough, following a huge cyber-attack on government agencies last week. The President-elect used a large part of his pre-Christmas address yesterday to criticise the Trump administration’s approach to cyber threats. This followed a large attack on several […]

PrivSec Job Focus: Clive Hamilton, Managing Director, Orange Cyberdefense UK

In our latest reader-submitted Q&A, Clive Hamilton describes the challenge of countering ever-evolving security threats What is your full job title? Managing Director, Orange Cyberdefense UK. How long have you worked in the industry?  30 years. How long have you worked in your current role? 4 months. How did you get into your current role? […]

Google and Amazon fined a combined €135 million in France over cookie consent breaches

Google and Amazon have been fined a combined €135million by the French data protection regulator for breaches relating to the use of cookies. The Commission Nationale de l’Informatique et des Libertés (CNIL) announced yesterday that Amazon has fined Google a total of €100m and Amazon €35m. The complaints against the two tech giants are similar. […]

PrivSec Job Focus: Tsvetina Hristova Lungarova, Independent Consultant, DPOaaS

In our latest reader-submitted Q&A, Tsvetina Hristova Lungarova tells us about the importance of learning What is your full job title? I provide a Data Protection Officer as a Service (DPOaaS) Which industry do you work in? (data protection/security/privacy) How long have you worked in the industry? Privacy and Data Protection became professionally important to […]

Data locality is a compliance control, not a security control (sponsored)

Data locality is increasingly seen as important, but is there confusion as to why it matters? Microsoft’s Mark Anderson explains what he believes to be the real reason for its importance How important to you is that your data storage and its computation are kept close together? Intuitively you might think that long, cross-border distances […]