Private equity firm Vector Capital invested $100 million in Malwarebytes a month after the antivirus stalwart laid off 125 employees to focus on smaller customers. The funds will help the vendor reduce clients' attack surfaces and accelerate momentum with MSPs and channel partners.
As the Federal Trade Commission focuses on data brokers that collect and share consumers' sensitive information, any company that participates in those activities needs to carefully review its practices, says attorney Daniel Kaufman, former acting director of the FTC's Consumer Protection Bureau.
U.S. Democratic senators are urging the Biden administration to update HIPAA to enhance privacy protections over reproductive health data in the wake of the Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade and the constitutional right to abortion.
NortonLifeLock and Avast completed their $8.6 billion merger Monday, forming a $3.5 billion consumer cyber protection behemoth with expertise across security, privacy and identity. The fully merged company will have fewer than 4,000 employees and will initially go to market as NortonLifeLock.
California legislators passed a bill banning companies headquartered in the state that provide "electronic communications services" from providing records, information or other assistance to law enforcement in other states related to investigations of reproductive services, such as abortion.
The national network for connecting medical centers with donated human organs faces doubts about its ability to secure data amid concerns about its IT infrastructure. A federal watchdog has reviewed the Health Resources and Services Administration and United Network of Organ Sharing.
Clearwater has completed its purchase of healthcare cyber firm CynergisTek to give hospitals and physicians a broader range of security technology and services. Joining forces will give clients access to Clearwater's endpoint and logging technology and risk analysis and schematic services.
House Energy and Commerce Committee Democrats sent a letter Wednesday to Mark Zuckerberg asking the social media chief executive about his company's privacy and security practices following reports that the company released users' data in a Nebraska case involving an allegedly illegal abortion.
No secret: Public cloud provides the technical catalyst to the healthcare industry’s modernization and the keys to the kingdom in terms of globalization. The resulting access to usable swaths of data is invaluable - and high-risk. ClearDATA's Chris Bowen weighs in on mitigating the risks.
The U.S. Federal Trade Commission filed a lawsuit against Idaho-based data broker Kochava Inc., alleging the company collects and sells sensitive geolocation data, including information about visits to reproductive health clinics. Kochava's actions are an unfair marketplace practice, the FTC says.
A probe into alleged use of Pegasus spyware on Indian citizens identified malware on five of the 29 volunteers who submitted their devices for forensic examination. The nature of the malware was not disclosed, but Chief Justice of India said New Delhi did not cooperate with investigators.
Hybrid war includes cyberattacks, critical infrastructure attacks and efforts to get information. Victoria Beckman, director of Microsoft's Digital Crimes Unit in the Americas, says Ukraine used a national cybersecurity strategy to withstand such attacks from Russia and so can other countries.
U.S. companies could see new cybersecurity rules and restrictions on consumer data collection under a rule-making process initiated by the FTC. No regulatory outcome is guaranteed, but today's advanced notice of proposed rule-making is a first step to new data security and privacy regulations.
OneTrust has put nearly $1 billion in investment to good use, helping companies address data governance, security assurance, third-party risk and more, Chief Strategy Officer Blake Brannon says. OneTrust has taken on challenges such as monitoring the ethical use of data and verifying compliance.