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Help Wanted: Data Protection Officers to Aid Anxious Firms with EU Data Law

They may not have the cachet of entrepreneurs, or geek chic of developers, but data protection officers are suddenly the hottest properties in technology. When Jen Brown got her first certification for information privacy in 2006, few companies were looking …

KKR-Backed Optiv Plans to Offer Cyber Security Services in Europe

Optiv Security, an acquisitive Denver-based company backed by private equity firm KKR, is expanding into Europe where it will offer its cyber security management and consultancy services, executives said on Tuesday. Optiv also is looking to roll-up independent security firms …

Facebook Responds to EU’s New Data Law with Changes to Privacy Controls

Facebook will make it easier for its more than 2 billion users to manage their own data in response to a tough new European Union law that comes into force in May, the social network’s Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg …

Companies Across Globe Race to Comply with EU’s Data Protection Law

Business is booming for software and privacy experts as companies across the globe spend millions of dollars to comply with a landmark European data protection law, even as many uncertainties remain about how the rules will be enforced. The General …

UK Banks Under-Reporting Successful Cyber Attacks: Regulator

UK banks still aren’t telling regulators about all the cyber attacks on the financial services industry despite a ten-fold increase in reports to the Financial Conduct Authority over the last four years. “Our suspicion is that there’s currently a material …

Uber’s UK Data Breach Exposed Accounts of 2.7M Customers in 2016

Uber Technologies Inc. said information from 2.7 million U.K. customers was taken in a 2016 security breach that hit 57 million riders and drivers globally and that the company kept secret from the public and authorities until recently. Uber said …

Malaysia, Australia Investigate Massive Commercial, Governmental Data Breaches

Malaysia is investigating the theft of mobile-phone records for 46.2 million customers, while an online security lapse in Australia exposed personal details of almost 50,000 employees. The Malaysian government is working with carriers and police to investigate the issue and …

British Financial Regulator Investigates Equifax Hacking of UK Customer Data

Britain’s markets watchdog said it has opened an investigation into the hacking of U.S. credit reporting agency Equifax, which affected nearly 700,000 UK citizens. “The Financial Conduct Authority announces today that it is investigating the circumstances surrounding a cyber security …

Beazley to Manage Data Breaches for Generali Brazil’s Cyber Insurance Clients

Beazley, a specialist in data breach response insurance, has partnered with Generali Brazil to manage data breaches for Generali’s corporate and commercial cyber insurance customers. Beazley will coordinate the breach response for policyholders, including IT experts, legal services, identity monitoring, …

Deloitte Targeted by Hackers Accessing Data From Internal Email Platform

Following record results that flagged the growth of its cyber security business, Deloitte LLP has revealed that it has been successfully targeted by a cyber attack that let hackers access data from an internal email platform. The auditing and consulting …