The Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) and the Center for Digital Democracy (CDD) have filed a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) asking it to suspend the proposed Facebook takeover of WhatsApp and investigate the privacy implications of Facebook's potential access to WhatsApp user information.
07 March 2014
New concerns over the possible use of patient health information in care.data (an amalgamation of both hospital and GP records into a single database due to go live in the autumn) have been raised following revelations that existing hospital records have been stored in Google cloud, and bought and used by a marketing company.
05 March 2014
European Union Justice and Home Affairs ministers will meet in Brussels this week. Top of the agenda will be discussions on reforming EU data protection rules. Viviane Reding (justice commissioner) and Cecilia Malmström (home affairs commissioner) will represent the European Commission; Theresa May (home secretary) and Chris Grayling (justice minister) will represent the UK.
03 March 2014
The SANS Institute has released its latest training and events schedule for 2014 in the Europe, Middle East and Asia regions
03 March 2014
As (ISC)² celebrates its 25th anniversary, the global non-profit is well underway to conducting the most extensive overhaul of the CISSP certification exam in its history. Infosecurity catches up with its executive director at the RSA Conference in San Francisco for a retrospective, and what to expect from the new certification exam
28 February 2014
At this week's RSA Conference in San Francisco, Qualys has unveiled a pair of new security offerings meant to enhance companies’ cloud security profiles. Continuous monitoring capability is the most recent addition to its QualysGuard Cloud Platform, while QualysGuard Web Application Firewall (WAF) service is for web applications running in Amazon EC2 and on-premise.
27 February 2014
By the end of 2014, more than half of all computing workloads will be processed by cloud based-services, based on data provided by Trend Micro’s JD Sherry. With much US-based critical infrastructure being operated by the private sector, there are both security risks and opportunities through leveraging the cloud
26 February 2014
Organizations consider public cloud sharing tools as a primary security risk according to a survey of IT professionals conducted by Axway and Ponemon Institute.
25 February 2014
Increased use of cloud computing in Europe could boost the economy by €100 billion and provide a net gain of 2.5 million jobs. But, says Neelie Kroes, "One of the obstacles to making the most of the cloud can be a lack of user trust; particularly about the security of systems (and for both individual users and businesses)."
25 February 2014
The CSA Summit at this year’s RSA Conference kicked off with a keynote by Richard Clarke, former presidential advisor. Discussing the recent NSA surveillance controversy, the counter-terrorism and cybersecurity expert declared technology is currently available for the US government, and other nations around the world, “to create a ubiquitous, omniscient police surveillance state.”
24 February 2014