cybersecurity

Improving on NIST800207: Data Enforcement Point enforces Zero Clear Text

Looking at #NIST800207. Given that every successful data or privacy breach represents the failure of trust algorithms powering the Zero Trust Architecture, Titaniam, Inc. would suggest that the PEP (Policy Enforcement Point) should be complemented by a “DEP” (Data Enforcement Point). The DEP could be an enhancement of the existing Data Access Policy or stand alone …

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[Link] Hacker posts exploits for over 49,000 vulnerable Fortinet VPNs

This article about how information about 49,000 vulnerable Fortinet VPNs have been posted online by hackers, has been making the rounds today. Given that the vulnerability in question has been known since 2018, most have used this as way to illustrate the importance of patching. Something that has not been pointed out so far is …

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[Link] Albion Online game maker discloses data breach affecting 2.5 million players

Each day there is more news of data breaches and lost PII. This morning it is Albion Online, who are believed to have over 2.5M players. It always a good thing when passwords are hashed. With Titaniam, other data such as email addresses and player profiles, can all be protected while still being available for …

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[Link] Ransomware Hacking Groups Steal, Leak Data From 3 More Providers

If hit by ransomware there are two separate sets of concerns: How to recover system functionality and operations How to recover from the lost PII/PHI. Cyber resilience on the ops side would consist of recovering system functionality via backups and/or isolation and destruction of the ransomware. On the lost data side, it would be all …

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[Link] Why privacy is essential to equitable recovery

In the following article Julie Brill, Chief Privacy Officer for Microsoft, calls on the US to implement stronger data privacy protection. The winds are changing. Organizations who are entrusted with customer data should be preparing for greater measures and stricter enforcement. Data should be secure and private by default. https://blogs.microsoft.com/on-the-issues/2020/10/16/privacy-laws-open-data-economic-recovery/ Photo by CDC on Unsplash More …

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[Link] COVID-19 crisis shifts cybersecurity priorities and budgets

It is that time of year when we are told we have been allocated only 50% of the budget we requested. Now what? McKinsey & Company outlines below how cybersecurity budgets have been refocused and valuable projects been put on hold. Sensitive data protection and privacy is as fundamental as it gets, but complex, low efficacy and …

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[Link] Caroline Wong: driving success, by every metric

Congratulations to our Advisory Board member, Caroline Wong, who was featured this week in SC Magazine/Women in IT as a Power Player! Depth of security knowledge, an incredibly strong work ethic, a deep sense of community, a history of selecting important causes and throwing her personal and professional weight behind them – Caroline is a force …

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[Link] Instagram offered analytics to kids as young as 13 years old so that they could track their posts

Dear Instagram, we designed Titaniam Protect to address this without changes to your data platform or front end. Icing on the cake is that you can analyze and manipulate the data as well and still not have it in clear text. And we do it at scale. There are now EU guidelines that seek to protect …

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Titaniam Welcomes Caroline Wong to Board of Advisors

We would like to extend an official welcome to Caroline Wong as she takes a seat on our Board of Advisors. With her strong security background, her strategy expertise, and her undying support for women in technology as well as the security community in general, Caroline is an invaluable addition to our advisory team. Thank you Caroline …

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[Link] Hacking attacks on hospitals for patient data increase during coronavirus pandemic

The dramatic increase in hacker activity during COVID-19, with phishing being one of the most utilized entry points, highlights why organizations need to have data level defenses for when legitimate credentials get compromised. Organizations should look at setting secure and private defaults for all PII even while it is transacted and manipulated. Titaniam makes this …

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