#Privacy: Dutch DPA to investigate Dutch vehicle manufacturers

The Dutch data protection authority, Autoriteit Persoonsgegevens (AP) has launched an investigation into the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) compliance of vehicle manufacturers.  In a post, AP explained that it has contacted all vehicle manufacturers including cars, commercial vehicles and trucks, asking which personal data it processes, why, for how long, how they have […]

#Privacy: Students claim online exam software violates privacy rights

Students at Florida State University have started a petition claiming that the technology used by the institution to assess students and detect academic misconduct, violates privacy rights.  In response to COVID-19, Florida State University (FSU) launched remote learning on Monday for its entire campus, in addition the university announced that staff could use Honorlock, software designed […]

#Privacy: ACSC warns of COVID-19 themed malicious cyber activity

The Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) has issued a threat update to raise awareness and provide cyber security advice surrounding COVID-19 themed malicious cyber activity.  The update explains that with cyber criminals capitalising on people’s growing concerns and desire for information about the global pandemic, there will likely be an increase in the frequency and […]

#Privacy: Cyber insurer giant struck by Maze Ransomware

A ransomware attack against Chubb, a major cyber security insurance provider, has resulted in the unauthorised access to data belonging to a third-party.  On Maze’s “News” site, the operators behind the ransomware claim to have encrypted devices  on Chubb’s networks in March.  Similar to other ransomware, Maze has adopted the tactic of stealing company files […]

#Privacy: 4G networks vulnerable to DoS attacks

A report has revealed that all 4G networks are susceptible to denial of service (DoS) attacks.  Research centered around the Diameter signalling protocol by Positive Technologies revealed that weaknesses within the protocol means that threat actors could launch DoS attacks on all 4G networks.  The Diameter signalling protocol “is used to authenticate and authorise messages […]

#Privacy: New deep encryption for health data available on cloud-based healthcare platform

Cloud-based collaboration platform, Apervita has said they will be making Deep Encryption available to health plan and provider customers. The new feature introduces an unprecedented level of cybersecurity to the U.S. healthcare system by encrypting data at the field level. Personal health information is not just protected at the level of a database but down […]

#Privacy: Cybersecurity awareness and training report recognises Kaspersky as top provider

A new report published by The Forrester Wave has acknowledged Russian cybersecurity firm, Kaspersky, as one of the providers that matter most on the modern digital landscape. The report, titled “Security Awareness and Training Solutions” looks at how each provider helps cybersecurity and risk professionals choose the company best suited to their needs. According to […]

Could your children be a cyber-threat? And other home office security questions  

Cybersecurity expert, Quentyn Taylor, offers his top tips for keeping secure whilst working from home. Phishing for trouble Cyber criminals are always on the look out for a new opportunities and employees moving outside of the company network offers just that. According to new reports[1], there has been a significant rise in bogus emails, claiming […]