Watch your connected thermostat, it might open the doors to your bank account

Hackers stole a casino’s high-roller database hacking through a thermometer placed in a fish tank of the casino. The hackers accessed it and were then able to find their way across the network and up to the cloud to the valuable database. Source Businessinsider reports on April 15, 2018. Nowadays a lot of devices and everydaytools are connected (IoT), from thermostats to home appliances, vehicles and all kinds of other items embedded with technology that enables these objects to connect and Read more [...]

Guidelines for practical implementation of the GDPR issued by the Italian DPA

The Italian Data Protection Authority, Garante per la privacy issued Guidelines for the implementation of Regulation EU/2016/679 on Personal Data Protection (GDPR). The DPA suggests some actions that can be carried out right away to comply with the GDPR and provides a general overview of the major innovations introduced by the legislation. The guidelines are divided into 6 thematic sections: Principles of lawfulness of the processing (Article 6, GDPR); Information and access to personal Read more [...]

More awareness on big data, data protection and security concerns by the German Center for Research and Innovation

On Tuesday, January 31, 2017, a lively panel discussed The Shifting Paradigm of Data Security: Intelligence & Big Data. The German Center for Research and Innovation and the European American Chamber of Commerce organized the event. The panel included Joanna Burkey, Chief Information Security Officer, at Siemens, Joseph V. DeMarco, Partner at DeVore & DeMarco LLP, Nicholas Johnston, Vice President at Duff & Phelps, and Philip Kibler, Head of Cyber Risk Consulting at AIG. The panel Read more [...]