Archive for the ‘Data Security’ Category

Best Practices for Choosing Good Security Questions

Security questions can add an extra layer of certainty to your authentication process. Security questions are an alternative way of identifying your customers when they have forgotten their password, entered the wrong credentials too many times, or tried to log in from an unfamiliar device or location.

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Why Google Was Fined €50 Million for GDPR Violations

Google has been fined a record €50 million by a French regulator for failing to properly inform users how their data is being collected and used. This fine is the largest to come from European legislation that went into effect in 2018. The European Union’s new privacy law, called the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), gives its citizens more control over their data and how companies use it.

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Epic or Fail: Winners and Losers in Customer Data Security

Last year saw some of the largest, most trusted companies like Facebook, Google+, T-Mobile, and Under Armour experience massive customer data breaches. The number and scale of data breaches each year affects companies across every industry and shows no signs of slowing down.

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How Do I Know If My Email Has Been Leaked in a Data Breach?

Many people use their email addresses and a small set of passwords (or even just one password) to log in to their online accounts. Unfortunately, this means that any hacker with your email address already has half your login details. Add in numerous password breaches from big-name digital service providers and you have a recipe for disaster.

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Infographic: The Death of Passwords

Are usernames and passwords really the best way to protect your customers? Check out this infographic and learn about the new technologies and authentication methods that are replacing passwords.

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Put Customer Data Security FIRST to Avoid Breaches Like Marriott’s

Whatever the cause of the breach, the fact that it flew under the radar for so long tells me that securing customer accounts was not the number one priority for Marriott’s board and CEO. Now they’re also facing down a security mess caused by their own negligence. So what must companies do to avoid data breaches like Marriott’s?

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