The long-awaited personal data protection bill, which was expected to be cleared by the Indian Parliament this year, has been put on hold yet again following serious concerns raised about recent changes in the proposal. It's been referred to a joint parliamentary committee for further review.
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report discusses why cyber defense teams need to think more like attackers. Plus, a case study on cross-border payment fraud, and an expert's take on security for the 2020 elections.
India's proposed new 2020 National Cybersecurity Policy is designed to help build a cyber-resilient nation that can deal with contemporary technological challenges, Lt. Gen. (retired) Rajesh Pant, national cybersecurity coordinator in the prime minister's office, explains in this in-depth interview.
What challenges does a CISO face when dealing with issues facing several industries? Abid Adam of Axiata Group, a conglomerate based in Malaysia, describes his efforts to manage privacy and security in three diverse sectors.
Security vulnerabilities at two major private hospitals in India have led to the leaking of personal data on millions of patients, says security researcher Avinash Jain, lead infrastructure security engineer at Grofers, who's not revealing the names of the hospitals because the leaks have not yet been fixed.
The U.S. Federal Trade Commission has sanctioned data analytics firm Cambridge Analytica for misusing Facebook users' personal details as part of voter-targeting campaigns. Just one problem: The firm declared bankruptcy in May 2018. Meanwhile, voter microtargeting continues unchecked.
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report offers an analysis of the FBI's security and privacy warnings about smart TVs. Also featured: discussions on the security of connected medical devices and strategies for fighting synthetic identity fraud.
After several moves by Democrats to introduce federal privacy legislation, Republican Senator Roger Wicker on Tuesday unveiled a draft consumer privacy bill, the United States Consumer Data Privacy Act of 2019, that would override various state laws on privacy, including the California Consumer Privacy Act.
In an in-depth interview, John Halamka, M.D., the former long-time CIO at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, discusses his upcoming move to head Mayo Clinic's global digital health initiative in collaboration with Google - and why privacy and security are so critical to those efforts.
The FBI has a new suspect in its sights, and there's one in nearly every home: smart TVs. It warns consumers to be wary because the devices can pose privacy and security threats - an unsecured smart TV could be the avenue hackers use to gain access to a home network.
Organizations that suffer a security incident must be prepared to rapidly respond. Here are eight incident response essentials they must follow, from executing their breach response and notifying stakeholders to activating external service providers and working with regulators.
German software giant SAP has apologized after a software update mistakenly assigned higher-level privileges to some users within New Zealand's firearms buy-back database, exposing personal details for gun owners. The system has been shut down by police.
Getting the proper vendor contracts completed is a top concern for organizations preparing to comply with the California Consumer Privacy Act, says Caitlin Fennessy, research director at the International Association of Privacy Professionals.