Another week, and another hack of customer records. Seems this week it’s all about #privacy.
Police are investigating yet another data breach at Bell Canada, where hackers have accessed up to 100,000 customer names and email addresses. This is the second breach in 8 months; last time hackers accessed 1.9 million customer email addresses.
Bell Canada confirms data breach, says hackers accessed customer information including names, email addresses and in some cases phone numbers and user names. Credit cards not thought to be affected. pic.twitter.com/vbGyLCNstW
— CBC News Alerts (@CBCAlerts) January 23, 2018
Police are investigating Bell Canada data breach (primarily of customer names and e-mail addresses), company says up to 100,000 customers affected, no financial data accessed by hackers: https://t.co/6HSQ5n7ojM
— Christine Dobby (@christinedobby) January 23, 2018
Though apparently no financial information was accessed, this is a reminder to change your passwords regularly.
It’s no surprise that the same week Bell Canada is trending, so is #privacy. Speaking of passwords…Martin Hiesboeck has a fantastic suggestion on coming up with the perfect ones.
Don’t trust face recognition and other biometric methods? Here is how to create a (almost) 100% safe password https://t.co/vlLoJHHZ9D #security #cybersecurity #biometric #data #privacy pic.twitter.com/Hi5IsWKUtT
— Martin Hiesboeck 解聰文 (@MHiesboeck) January 23, 2018
Changing passwords is especially important when most people use the same email address with their financial institutions.
Just saw this on linkedin (from @WellsFargo). This is why #PRIVACY and #SECURITY matter folks. This is also why $PIVX is positioned to be a leader in digital privacy and security. pic.twitter.com/Qg2d4XQJ3r
— Bryan Doreian (@BryanDoreian) January 23, 2018
Here’s the infographic from Wells Fargo. The numbers are frightening.
Humans vs #Artificial Intelligence
From hacking Bell Canada, to hacking our brains.
#Future #Democracy #Economy #Technology #AI #VR #AR #IoT #IoE #Blockchain #Jobs #FinTech #HealthTech #insuretech #Humanity #Robotics #Robots #Singularity #NWO #IT #Privacy
Humans Versus #ArtificialIntelligence
We need to start asking the hard questions nowpic.twitter.com/EbVK7cbHsl
— Poised For Greatness (@GreatnessPoised) January 21, 2018
People have a right to a private mental life.
Cisco 2018 Data Privacy Maturity Benchmark Study
On Thursday Cisco released their Data Privacy Maturity Benchmark Study. The study shows that privacy maturity is connected to lower losses experienced from cyberevents: 74% of privacy-immature organizations experienced losses of more than $500,000 last year caused by data breaches, compared with only 39% of privacy-mature organizations.
The study surveyed nearly 3000 global security professionals in 25 countries regarding their privacy maturity and any effects of data privacy on their business. A surprising two-thirds of respondents indicated that data privacy was causing delays in their sales cycles, with an average estimated delay of 7.8 weeks.
The pending May 2018 enforcement of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the new law enacted to increase protections of European Union (EU) citizens’ privacy and personal data, might also be a factor in these delays. Customers are increasingly concerned that products and services they buy provide appropriate privacy protections. GDPR’s provisions apply to any company that processes, stores, or uses this data.
Anyone else going to start living off the grid, with a foil-wrapped bowl on their heads?