Data protection

Turkey Gov’t: Marriott Hotel’s Fine Due To Data Breach

The Marriott Hotel chain data breach is one of our most covered Cybersecurity stories about Beijing denying the accusation from western powers that it was behind the data breach. We revisit this story, with Turkey imposing a hefty fine against the Marriott Hotel International firm to the tune of 1.5 million Turkish Lira (US$267,352). The

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Wyzant Online Tutoring Service, A Major Victim Of Data Breach

Wyzant, a mainstream online tutoring service has suffered a major system breach. More damage falls on their customers that use their personal Facebook login for their Wyzant service, as their Facebook information could have been part of the stolen information as well. Wyzant admins detected an abnormal activity in their database last May 2, 2019.

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The Basics Of Choosing The Best Webhosting Service

How to choose a web hosting plan: Various vendors offer webhosting service, but how should people choose which server to use? The point is the balance between cost and functionality. The cost of the webhosting server can vary considerably from a few dollars to several thousand dollars or more a month. What is the difference

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Is There An Easy Way Startups Can Prevent Deadly Data Disasters?

When it comes to cybersecurity and data protection, small to mid-sized businesses (SMBs) and startups face the same big risks as large enterprises . Only, when founders are busy bootstrapping, fundraising, and prototyping, there’s not a lot of time to be stuck in a server closet dedicated to security. Nor is there time to have

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Big Tech Now In Big Trouble With New GDPR Laws

America prides itself on being innovative, industrious, and independent—all commendable attributes. Until, as with any polarity, they swing too far in one direction. This appears to be the case when it comes to being slow on the uptake in regulating consumer privacy and data protection on the internet. Today’s commercial practices have grown over the

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Why Your Privacy Is Now The Sacrificial Lamb Of The Modern World

Americans have a strange and complicated relationship with privacy. While they love nothing more than “flexing” on social media—toes in the sand, vacations, nice dinners, proud family moments, half-nude selfies—they are also quick to complain when outside entities become too intrusive on their personal space. They love to “see and be seen,”  just as long

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Ponemon Institute And IBM Reveal The Disturbing Cost Of A Data Breach

Ponemon Institute in partnership with IBM has recently launched the 2018 Cost of Data Breach report. It comes with a corresponding calculator to give companies a close estimate of the possible business cost if they become a victim of a data breach or security attack. Cost of Data Breach is a yearly report released publicly,

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These Simple Lessons Could Prevent The Loss Of Your Data

The recent implementation of GDPR and the race for increased corporate compliance with issues of privacy has generated a lot of noise in the cybersecurity industry, most of which stems from a lack of overall understanding about the new measures—and what they mean for the future of online business. An article recently published by Motherboard suggests

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How Is The GDPR Redefining The SME Business World?

Europe has blazed the trail for improved protection of global consumer data, regardless of the owner’s nationality—an effort now known as the GDPR. While it’s true the internet has no real national boundaries and is agnostic of regional policies, companies affected by the new mandate are realizing they must map out some solutions for the

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What’s All The Fuss About Protecting Your Private Data?

With over 4 billion users, no one can deny that we’re now living in the golden age of the Internet. We use the internet to get information, interact with other users, manage our bank accounts, and so on. But with the continuously rising volume of internet usage comes the increasing number of online attacks. What’s

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