Privacy, COVID and vulnerable communities in the golden city

elevenM’s Cassie Findlay brings a first-hand account of how privacy considerations are playing a role in shaping COVID-19 outcomes in parts of the US.  It’s no secret that the city of San Francisco and the surrounding counties that make up the Bay Area are home to some of the most stark inequities in the world.   Having just returned…

News round-up Jan 2021 — SolarWinds hack, the need for robust external security assurance, and a community demand for privacy

While the far-reaching consequences of the SolarWinds-FireEye-US Government hack are only just starting to be understood, a few stand-out lessons are emerging. In this round-up, we also observe oversight bodies in Australia starting to demand external assurance that organisations’ cyber security is robust. The rising swell from consumers demanding improvements in privacy protection also continues, with responses in kind by Apple, Microsoft, and the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC).

The five trends driving ransomware tactics

Ransomware attacks continued to increase in 2020, and 2021 looks set to follow the trend. Unfortunately, the past 12 months has seen substantial evolution in ransomware tactics, as attackers look to improve their results. In this post we look at 5 key ways this critical cyber threat is evolving.

Is supplier risk management useless?

  So here we are again. Another supply chain attack which has led to the compromise of highly sensitive computer networks. Is this the point we draw a line under supplier risk management, put hands up and say ‘too hard’? Alex Stamos, Adjunct professor at Stanford University’s Center for International Security and Cooperation and former…

News round-up Dec 2020 – Escalation in ransomware tactics, world-first privacy settlement and more

For what appears to be the first time, a privacy settlement has dictated the need for an organisation to consider gender-based privacy risks. We look at the implications of the settlement in this roundup. Believe or not, there’s been yet another escalation in ransomware extortion tactics, while we look at why the Government’s critical infrastructure security bill is causing tech companies to get hot under the collar.  

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