Items tagged "Cybersecurity"

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Capital One Data Breach Reinforces Need for Strong Consumer Privacy Protections

July 30, 2019 Capital One , consumer protections , Cybersecurity , Data Breach , Equifax

Today, Capital One — a popular bank and credit card company — announced that an “outside individual” with “unauthorized access” had obtained the personal information of about 106 million customers who had applied for its credit card products.

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Public Knowledge Responds to Senate Panel’s Equifax Report

March 8, 2019 Cybersecurity , Data Breach , Data Security , Equifax , sustainability

Yesterday, the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee’s Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations released its report on a probe into the 2017 Equifax hack stating that the company’s response was both “inadequate” and “hampered by [a] neglect of cybersecurity.” The report finds that the company’s shortcomings are both “long-standing” and “reflect a broader culture of complacency toward cybersecurity preparedness.”

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New Public Knowledge Paper Proposes Security Shield Label to Support Sustainable Cybersecurity

January 29, 2019 Cybersecurity , security , security shield , sustainability

Today, we’re happy to announce our newest white paper, “Security Shield: A Label to Support Sustainable Cybersecurity,” by Public Knowledge Cybersecurity Policy Director Megan Stifel and Policy Fellow Dylan Gilbert. The paper proposes the creation of a “Security Shield” label to inform purchasers that a product has followed recognized best cybersecurity practices and should be more secure than similar products without such a label.

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Public Knowledge Welcomes New Efforts to Combat Botnets

November 30, 2018 botnet , Cybersecurity , sustainability

Recently, the Council to Secure the Digital Economy and the Departments of Commerce and Homeland Security published papers documenting industry and governmental efforts to counter botnets.

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Public Knowledge Joins Paris Call for Trust and Security in Cyberspace

November 12, 2018 Cybersecurity , International , Paris Call , sustainability

Today, Public Knowledge endorsed the Paris Call for Trust and Security in Cyberspace. The Call, developed through a multistakeholder process facilitated by the French government, promotes a rules-based cyberspace that respects human rights and fundamental freedoms by applying international law. The Call kicks-off a multi-year effort to realize its principles, and recommends a progress assessment one year after its publication.

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Public Knowledge Welcomes CTIA Cybersecurity Certification Program for Cellular Internet of Things Devices

August 23, 2018 Cybersecurity , Internet of Things , sustainability

Recently, CTIA, the wireless industry association, announced the creation of the CTIA Cybersecurity Certification Program for cellular-connected Internet of Things (IoT) devices.

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Public Knowledge Welcomes Joint Report Targeting Botnets and Other Threats to the Internet Ecosystem

May 31, 2018 botnet , Cybersecurity

Yesterday, the Department of Homeland Security and Department of Commerce jointly published a “Report to the President” entitled, “Enhancing the Resilience of the Internet and Communications Ecosystem Against Botnets and Other Automated, Distributed Threats.”

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Public Knowledge Releases Paper on Online Platforms and Due Process

May 24, 2018 Antitrust , Competition , Cybersecurity , Online Platforms , Privacy

Today, Public Knowledge launched a new paper, “Even Under Kind Masters: A Proposal to Require that Dominant Platforms Accord Their Users Due Process.” This is part of our broader work involving dominant online platforms and privacy, cybersecurity, antitrust, and regulation.

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Public Knowledge Raises Concerns over Narrow Data Acquisition and Security Bill in House Letter

May 11, 2018 Consumer Privacy , consumer protections , Cybersecurity , Data Breach , Data Security

Today, Public Knowledge sent a letter to the House Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit Subcommittee of the House Financial Services Committee opposing the Data Acquisition and Technology Accountability and Security Act, which Subcommittee Chairman Blaine Luetkemeyer (R-MO) has indicated he plans to move imminently. In the letter, Public Knowledge urges Congress to pass strong consumer protection legislation and analyzes many concerns with this narrow bill.

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Sustainable Cybersecurity Can Help Stop Ticking Time Bomb Threatening Digital Economy

April 18, 2018 consumer protections , Cybersecurity , Data Privacy , Data Security , sustainability

Today, we’re happy to announce our newest white paper, “Securing the Modern Economy: Transforming Cybersecurity Through Sustainability,” by Public Knowledge Cybersecurity Policy Director Megan Stifel. The paper argues that the current approach to cybersecurity — compliance-based and narrowly-focused risk management — has failed to protect the online ecosystem as well as public trust in technology and the internet. Enter: cybersecurity sustainability.

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