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14 Mistakes Companies Make in Preparation for GDPR

I think it’s fair to say that most organizations are still struggling to understand exactly what is required of them when it comes to GDPR preparations. There is a lot of misinformation out there surrounding this topic and it can be easy to just ignore the mandate and keep your fingers crossed that it will all be OK. Obviously, this is not the way to go about it. We’ve had … Read more … [Read more...]

The GDPR: How the right to be forgotten affects backups

The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a big, complex law, and, as is only natural, some elements appear to contradict each other. One of those contradictions involves arguably the most notorious aspect of the GDPR: the right to erasure (also known as the ‘right to be forgotten’). This right – one of eight enshrined in the GDPR – allows individuals to request that organisations remove … [Read more...]

Why tech companies wanted Senate Bill 315 vetoed

When Georgia Senate Bill 315 (SB-315) was introduced, people in the tech world anxiously awaited its fate, regardless of their geographic location. They knew that some laws initially restricted to single states become more widespread after politicians set precedents. And they knew that this law could potentially impact the way that they did business forever. The bill passed in the General Assembly … [Read more...]

A look into Drupalgeddon’s client-side attacks

Drupal is one of the most popular Content Management Systems (CMS), along with WordPress and Joomla. In late March 2018, Drupal was affected by a major remote code execution vulnerability (CVE-2018-7600) followed by yet another (CVE-2018-7602) almost a month later, both aptly nicknamed Drupalgeddon 2 and Drupalgeddon 3. These back-to-back vulnerabilities were accompanied by proof of concepts that … [Read more...]

Data protection authority releases guidance on Cloud computing

If your organisation uses Cloud services, you’ll be aware of their many benefits. But have you thought about the data protection risks? With the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) taking effect on 25 May 2018, this question is more pressing than ever.  The apparent security of the Cloud has led some organisations to store as much data in it as possible. However, the Cloud is vulnerable … [Read more...]

May Vulnerability of the Month: Java Deserialization Everywhere

Every month, we ask our researchers to nominate a vulnerability of the month. Novelty, sophistication or just plain weirdness are some of the potential criteria for selecting a vulnerability of the month. After the nominations are collected, the candidates are shortlisted and voted on by our 70-plus-member research organization, combining the total experience and knowledge of Tenable Research to … [Read more...]

Time’s Almost Up – Are You Ready For GDPR?

So, a bit of housekeeping first. The GDPR is the brand-new regulation that everyone has been talking about, but what actually is it? You’ve probably received numerous emails from organizations asking you for permission to continue storing your personal data, and that’s what’s it’s essentially all about. Companies interacting with people in the European Union will all have to pay attention to what … [Read more...]

Google Wifi’s Network Check now tests multiple device connections

Wi-Fi is a necessity for tons of connected devices in our homes. And when it isn’t working the way you expect, it can be a bit of a black box to troubleshoot. Google Wifi’s Network Check technology has always let you measure the speed of your internet connection and the quality of the network connection between your Google Wifi access points (if you have more than one). But what about that new … [Read more...]

Seven security tips for staying safe on an iPhone

iPhones have a reputation for being notoriously secure. After all, they caused quite the kerfuffle between Apple and the FBI because they are, from the FBI’s point of view, too secure! However, don’t let that lull you into a false sense of security. Using an iPhone is not an automatic guarantee of invulnerability. The good news is that there are easy things to do to avoid causing problems for … [Read more...]

Not one, but two GFI Software executives recognized as 2018 Women of the Channel

GFI Software has something to celebrate! Two women who contribute their hearts and souls to the channel were recognized for their outstanding work this past year. … [Read more...]