Well, it’s finally That Month. On May 25th, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will come into effect. Guess what? Hardly anyone is ready for it. GDPR is set to be the most stringent privacy regulation ever, and it affects more than just companies in Europe. Anyone handling data on people living in the EU […]Read more
Each year, the guardians of the English language over at Merriam-Webster must accommodate new words in a changing world. We revel at the thought of conservative editors sitting in a dusty office, wincing as they write up the definitions for ‘humblebrag’, ‘woo-woo’, ‘binge-watch’ and ‘photobomb’. In 2018, we think it’s time they added another: ‘breach […]Read more
The cybersecurity industry is on fire. As attackers innovate, defenders are relying on new technologies to given them an advantage. What technologies are most promising in the battle to protect our networks and data? SecTor asked several of its experts. People were most fired up about artificial intelligence and its subset, machine learning. Machine learning […]Read more
2018 is here, and it’s time to take stock and look for areas of self-improvement. That goes not just for companies looking at their own security, but also for vendors tackling the cybersecurity market in 2018. SecTor asked its team of experts what single thing they thought the cybersecurity industry could be doing better in […]Read more
2017 has been a roller coaster year. Data breaches continued to get larger and more severe. Equifax dropped the personal details of up to 145m people, while leaving millions of citizens’ personal data unencrypted on cloud storage became a trend. Things couldn’t get much worse from a security standpoint, but the new year is a […]Read more
How attitudes to cybersecurity vary between countries Will emerging economies ever see eye to eye with developed countries on cybersecurity? The Chinese president, Xi Jinping, seems to hope so. He recently visited the White House to talk cyber-co operation. The upshot was a tentative understanding that the countries would end state-sponsored cyberattacks (without ever admitting, […]Read more
Proper cybersecurity measures take insight and forethought. All that glitters is not gold. Sometimes, shiny new security products can make matters worse, rather than better. That’s the premise of a recent article by SecTor co-founder and organizer Bruce Cowper, published over at Dark Reading. The article, Avoiding ‘Magpie Syndrome’ In Cybersecurity, suggests that vendors and […]Read more
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