Security and Privacy are two sides of the same coin, in today’s data-driven digital economy. DoubleThink is curated by Porter Novelli and Voce Communications and was built to keep core stakeholders up to date with the latest privacy and security news, regulations and state attitudes. Continue reading Executive Summary
Global credit monitoring firm Equifax has announced it has suffered a data breach affecting 143 million Americans, almost half of the US population. The firm said in a statement that hackers had been in its systems as early as mid-May … Continue reading Ring the data breach klaxon: Equifax loses details of 143 million customers
The corporate world is currently awash with chief executives understandably asking their data protection officers and chief information officers’ questions on their EU General Data Protection Regulation (EU GDPR) preparations. The EU GDPR is designed to bring a level playing … Continue reading Is the GDPR our knight in shining armor?
Twitter-based information security pundit ‘the gruqp’ recently tweeted the idea that ransomware authors, AKA criminals, are “doing more to advance the state of cyber-security readiness than the last 10 RSA conferences.” Now, it’s very difficult to measure the effectiveness of … Continue reading Lessons learnt from the global NotPetya/ExPetr ransomware attack
Google faces a record-breaking €1bn (£875m) fine from Brussels over the alleged abuse of its market dominance. Continue reading Google faces €1bn antitrust fine
British security officials believe that hackers in North Korea were behind the cyberattack that ransomed the NHS. Continue reading Officials believe Lazarus hackers in North Korea behind NHS cyber attack
In the wake of attacks across Europe, the European Commission is proposing new legislation to speed up the transfer of crucial data from companies such as Facebook and Google. Continue reading EC proposes new legislation to speed up transfer of crucial data from web companies
Businesses that harness the power of machines to inform and enhance their cyber security systems stand a real chance of thwarting those looking to attack them. Continue reading Could machine learning offer hope in the fight against cybercrime?
In the wake of the London attacks, the prime minister has launched her strongest assault on the role Facebook, Twitter and Google/YouTube play in fomenting extremism. Continue reading Theresa May accuses internet companies of giving extremists a ‘safe place’ to hide
Usually news coverage around hacks and vulnerabilities are owned by a variety of cyber security firms, but with WannaCry it’s a different story. Continue reading Security vendors Wanna grow up
One million Google Docs users have been caught out by a sophisticated phishing scam which used a third-party application to leverage Google processes and gain access to accounts. Continue reading One million Google Docs users caught in phishing scam