News Alerts and Breach Report for June 6, 2022

CISA Adds 21 Vulnerabilities to Catalog Last week, The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Agency (CISA) alerted federal agencies to 75 new additions to its new Known Exploited Vulnerabilities Catalog. Affected software includes products from Cisco, Microsoft, Adobe and Oracle. A significant…

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THREAT ALERT: AI Data Poisoning

Machine Learning (ML) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) has been influencing information security and governance for many years. These technologies are expected to become more integral and widespread–this industry report by Vantage Market Research estimates that by 2028, the global AI…

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Fintech

Fintech Cybersecurity: A Plan for Innovation with Risk Mitigation

As the fintech industry rushes ahead to integrate new technologies, it’s leaving the door open for cyber attackers. The financial technology (fintech) industry is evolving at breakneck speed, driven in large part by its rapid adoption of innovative new technologies like artificial intelligence and blockchain-powered assets. By 2026, the current global fintech market is projected…
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CPPA

CPPA to Target Ad-Tracking

California is gearing up to write rules to enforce its California’s Privacy Rights Act (CPRA). Regulators, led by California Privacy Protection Agency Director Ashkan Soltani, are preparing to write rules to guide that enforcement and those rules could address the new forms of identity technologies that advertisers and publishers are currently testing. Soltani criticized email-based…
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Data Protection

Opinion: How the U.S. Government’s Efforts Can Improve Data Privacy and Protection in 2021

This year, cybersecurity incidents, such as data breaches, have led to the proliferation of identity theft and fraud, facilitated by a lack of digital identity verification credentials. Additionally, data privacy legislation has gained momentum at the state level and become a key area of concern for lawmakers and citizens alike. Meanwhile, artificial intelligence and blockchain…
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FTC

FTC Focuses on Data Privacy and Cybersecurity as Priorities

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has made it clear: data privacy and cybersecurity are now a priority, and will be for years to come. In the wake of PrivacyCon 2021, the FTC’s sixth annual privacy, cybersecurity and consumer protection summit, held this summer, the FTC finally took official and sweeping action on privacy and cybersecurity.…
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The EU Is Regulating Your AI. Five Ways To Prepare Now

The European Union (EU) is leading the world in regulating essential issues that impact anyone interacting with EU companies and citizens. The EU led the way on data privacy regulation with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). They are doing it again with AI regulation, and it will impact your business. Should AI be regulated?…
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Privacy

Senate Hearings Call for Creation of New Data Privacy Bureau

On Wednesday, September 29, the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation held a hearing on data privacy titled, “Protecting Consumer Privacy.” The issue of data privacy is of particular interest to Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-WA), the Committee Chair, who introduced the Consumer Online Privacy Rights Act (COPRA) in 2019. Much of the testimony revolved…
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