data security

Millions of Child-Tracking Smartwatches Exposed in Cloud Flaw: Report

Millions of Child-Tracking Smartwatches Exposed in Cloud Flaw: Report

An exclusive report from TechCrunch says that over 47 million connected devices, including GPS smartwatches marketed toward children, are vulnerable to hacking due to major flaws in the cloud platform that supports the devices. Earlier this year, researches found that a number of children’s smartwatches sold on Amazon and manufactured by the same White Label…

Trustonic Provides IoT Security for OPTOLANE’s New Smart Medical Device

Trustonic Provides IoT Security for OPTOLANE’s New Smart Medical Device

Trustonic has found another customer for its Trustonic Secured Platform for IoT devices. The company has announced that the medical equipment company OPTOLANE will be using the platform to secure its new LOAA (Lab on an Array) Analyzer. The LOAA Analyzer is a connected medical device that uses in vitro diagnostic tech (IVD) to evaluate…

Secureworks Announces Partnership with Microsoft Defender Advanced Threat Protection

Secureworks Announces Partnership with Microsoft Defender Advanced Threat Protection

Secureworks and Microsoft have announced a partnership that aims to help joint customers detect and respond faster, more effectively and with more accuracy to advanced cyber threats. Red Cloak Threat Detection and Response (TDR), Secureworks’ software-as-a-service (SaaS) application, will use raw data collected from Microsoft’s Defender Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) platform to aid their own…

Uniken Provides REL-ID for everis Clients

Uniken Provides REL-ID for everis Clients

Uniken and everis have formed a partnership that will make the former’s REL-ID authentication solution available to everis clients around the world. REL-ID is a multi-channel solution that authenticates customers who call into a company’s Contact Center, and does so without the need to exchange any Personally Identifiable Information (PII). REL-ID offers secure multi-factor authentication…

New Survey Finds Most Consumers are Unaware of PSD2 Regulations

New Survey Finds Most Consumers are Unaware of PSD2 Regulations

The e-commerce specialist Riskified has released the results of a new survey that suggests that Europe’s online retailers should be more worried about lost revenue in the wake of Europe’s incoming PSD2 regulations.  Specifically, Riskified found that while the vast majority (88 percent) of retailers believe that most consumers are at least somewhat aware of…

Treezor Protects User Data with Cloud-Based HSM Services from Thales

Treezor Protects User Data with Cloud-Based HSM Services from Thales

The electronic money issuer Treezor has deployed the SafeNet Data Protection On Demand (DPoD) platform from Thales to protect the personal and financial information of its users. The cloud-based HSM service will allow Treezor to remain compliant with data protection regulations like GDPR and the Mastercard network. “The financial industry is one of the most…

IDEMIA’s New Smart Card is Designed to Beat Future Technology

IDEMIA’s New Smart Card is Designed to Beat Future Technology

Asymmetric cryptography is vital to modern digital security, serving as the foundation for Public Key Infrastructure and allowing for the creation of secure digital identities. That becomes a concern once quantum computers are able break those algorithms, which is expected to happen in the next twenty years. That’s why IDEMIA has released new smart cards…

Samsung SDS Bolsters its Cloud Security Offerings

Samsung SDS Bolsters its Cloud Security Offerings

Samsung SDS has updated its cloud security service in a move that anticipates a future workplace that is more digital than analog. Citing research that suggests that the cloud will handle 83 percent of enterprise workloads by 2023, the company has adopted a three-pronged approach that uses AI to detect and prevent intrusion while monitoring…

People Will Trade Personal Data for Convenience and Security: Experian

People Will Trade Personal Data for Convenience and Security: Experian

People are more than happy to share their personal data, just as long as they’re getting something in return.  That’s the main takeaway from Experian’s Global Identity and Fraud Report, which found that growing privacy concerns have not soured people on the overall potential of the digital experience. The vast majority (90 percent) of consumers are…

NXP Announces Security Chip for Google’s IoT Cloud Service

NXP Announces Security Chip for Google’s IoT Cloud Service

NXP Semiconductors has announced a new security solution for the Internet of Things. Dubbed the “A71CH”, it’s an authentication chip designed for integration into IoT devices, in which it will sign a secure token for validation by Google’s Cloud IoT Core networking service. The device’s credentials are “pre-injected” into the authentication solution, while public keys…

Businesses Are Addicted to, and Clueless About, Consumer Data: Survey

Businesses Are Addicted to, and Clueless About, Consumer Data: Survey

“Sixty-eight percent of the IT professionals surveyed said they believed that unauthorized users could access their corporate networks, and almost a third – 27 percent – said their perimeter security had suffered a breach in the past year.” Businesses are addicted to consumer data, collecting so much of it that they don’t know what to…

Americans Hold Companies Responsible For Data Security: Study

Americans Hold Companies Responsible For Data Security: Study

Over half of Americans think biometric technology is either “Very Secure” or “Extremely Secure”, according to a recent study by Atlanta-based authentication specialist IDology. The study polled a little over a thousand US adults this past March, and found that 54 percent were enthusiastic about biometric security, which came out ahead knowledge-based questions (45 percent)…