New Bill From Elizabeth Warren Proposes Potential Jail Time for CEOs Over Massive Consumer Data Breaches
Warren’s proposal comes at a time of heated public debate over the perception that big corporations haven’t been held accountable for major breaches of consumers’ privacy and personal data.
Fake news can cause 'irreversible damage' to companies — and sink their stock price
Companies are hiring third-party firms to trawl social media to make sure fake news won’t dent their share price.
Congress introduces bill to improve 'internet of things' security
The Internet of Things Cybersecurity Improvement Act wants to make sure the federal government isn't buying devices that can be easily hacked.
Study: Active Shooters Ranked as Top Organizational Threat, but Majority Lacking Necessary Safety Measures
The findings portray a corporate environment with heightened security awareness, which has not, however, translated into tangible preparedness efforts for the majority of organizations.
Don't Buy A Breach: Ten Cybersecurity Red Flags To Look For During M&A Due Diligence
The Marriott security breach is a mergers and acquisitions (M&A) object lesson and highlights the crucial role cybersecurity validation and audits must play during the due-diligence phase.
Georgetown launches think tank on security and emerging technology
One issue the center will study, Matheny said, is the extent to which the nation’s artificial intelligence workforce depends on foreign citizens and how immigration policy affects that workforce. Another: How can companies, universities and governments protect information from theft and misuse?
Facebook uses its apps to track users it thinks could threaten employees and offices
An exploration of the tension between OSHA requirements to maintain a safe and secure workplace and Facebook using its own product to mine data for threats and locations of potentially dangerous individuals.
Businesses Fail To Manage Risk Despite Preparing For ‘Major Crisis’
Corporates aren’t prepared to tackle the headwinds of market risks, according to two separate reports.
The Human Factor in Social Media Risk
Experts agree: The greatest cybersecurity risk modern businesses currently face comes from people — not from a lack of firewalls or security policies.
What PG&E And 2018's Fires Can Teach Investors And Business Owners About Climate Risk And Resiliency
Our access to electricity and to clean water is increasingly tenuous in an era of compounded vulnerability due to climate change. So if you’re an investor or a business that relies on access to electricity and clean water, you are now on notice that you are at risk.
Don't Ignore These 10 Global Business Risks In 2019
From coordinated cyberattacks on national critical infrastructure to a supply chain disruption of telecommunications components to an increase in terrorist activities on civilian targets, the number of potential disaster scenarios continues to grow in number and complexity
How The FaceTime Bug Puts Business At Risk (And What To Do About It)
Is the FaceTime bug a threat to business? Maybe. Could it be an opportunity to show leadership and foster trust? Yes.
The Secret to Leading Organizational Change Is Empathy
How information is communicated to employees during a change matters more than what information is communicated.
Humans Are the Best Security Backup
When the grid goes down, old-fashioned skills save lives.
Government Shutdown Impacts Enterprise Security
While federal government shutdown has had an immediate effect on the hundreds of thousands of employees and contractors either furloughed or forced to work without pay, IT security teams outside of the government could potentially be affected as necessary public services become unavailable.
76% of UK manufactures see Brexit border delays as business risk
The potential threat of Brexit for UK manufacturers in 2019 is producing a more pessimistic outlook for growth prospects in the coming year. This is according to a major survey released by EEF, the manufacturers’ organisation and the global insurer AIG.
Security threats, risks and trends in 2019
Expect more targeted IoT attacks and new nation-state threats in the coming year
Marriott breach puts spotlight on hotel cyber risk
Marriott International Inc.’s disclosure last week of a massive data breach illustrates the potential vulnerability of the hospitality sector, which plays host to mountains of personal information via hotel bookings and loyalty programs, experts say.
UMD and Resilinc Corp. create index of climate change risk to company supply chains
Researchers in UMD's Earth Systems Science Interdisciplinary Center (ESSIC) and in the Supply Chain Management Center of the Robert H. Smith School of Business have begun work on a prototype of a highly localized "Climate Change Variability/Vulnerability Index." This new research has been launched in light of the Reslinc report on 2017 impacts, and in the aftermath of massive damage caused by 2018 hurricanes Florence and Michael.