Japan’s New Cybersecurity Minister Doesn’t Use Computers

By Sarah Landes | November 16, 2018
The Weekly Cypher is specially curated to keep you up-to-date on the latest in cybersecurity, biometrics, and related news and innovations. Here are a few of the headlines you might have missed this week. Japan’s New Cybersecurity Minister Admits He Doesn’t Actually Use Computers | Huffington Post No experience was obviously necessary for this important […]
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HSBC suffers data breach

By Sarah Landes | November 9, 2018
The Weekly Cypher is specially curated to keep you up-to-date on the latest in cybersecurity, biometrics, and related news and innovations. Here are a few of the headlines you might have missed this week. HSBC suffers data breach on small number of online accounts | American Banker A small number of HSBC online banking customers […]
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Cyberattacks up prior to midterms, 81.5 million records threatened

By Sarah Landes | November 2, 2018
The Weekly Cypher is specially curated to keep you up-to-date on the latest in cybersecurity, biometrics, and related news and innovations. Here are a few of the headlines you might have missed this week. Cyberattacks up prior to midterms, 81.5 million voter records threatened | SC Magazine Threat actors are ratcheting up their cyberattacks ahead […]
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Amazon Pitches Facial Recognition to Monitor Immigrants

By Sarah Landes | October 26, 2018
The Weekly Cypher is specially curated to keep you up-to-date on the latest in cybersecurity, biometrics, and related news and innovations. Here are a few of the headlines you might have missed this week. Amazon Pitches Facial Recognition to Monitor Immigrants | Bloomberg Amazon.com Inc. in June pitched its facial recognition technology — which can […]
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Why It’s So Hard to Punish Companies for Data Breaches

By Sarah Landes | October 19, 2018
The Weekly Cypher is specially curated to keep you up-to-date on the latest in cybersecurity, biometrics, and related news and innovations. Here are a few of the headlines you might have missed this week. US Voter Records for Sale on Hacker Forum | GovInfo Security A batch of U.S. voter registration records from 20 states […]
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U.S. Government Domain Officials to Start Using 2FA

By Sarah Landes | October 12, 2018
The Weekly Cypher is specially curated to keep you up-to-date on the latest in cybersecurity, biometrics, and related news and innovations. Here are a few of the headlines you might have missed this week. U.S. government domain officials to start using 2FA | TechTarget The U.S. government began rolling out two-factor authentication for officials managing […]
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Unbiased Algorithms can still be Problematic

By Sarah Landes | October 5, 2018
The Weekly Cypher is specially curated to keep you up-to-date on the latest in cybersecurity, biometrics, and related news and innovations. Here are a few of the headlines you might have missed this week. Unbiased algorithms can still be problematic | TechCrunch Creating unbiased, accurate algorithms isn’t impossible — it’s just time consuming. “It actually […]
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Uber Settles Data Breach Investigation

By Sarah Landes | September 28, 2018
The Weekly Cypher is specially curated to keep you up-to-date on the latest in cybersecurity, biometrics, and related news and innovations. Here are a few of the headlines you might have missed this week. Uber Settles Data Breach Investigation for $148 Million | NYTimes Uber will pay $148 million to settle a nationwide investigation into […]
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State Department Suffers Data Breach

By Sarah Landes | September 21, 2018
The Weekly Cypher is specially curated to keep you up-to-date on the latest in cybersecurity, biometrics, and related news and innovations. Here are a few of the headlines you might have missed this week. Call for smart home devices to bake in privacy safeguards for kids | TechCrunch A new research report has raised concerns […]
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Lawmakers Slam State Department for Failing on Cybersecurity

By Sarah Landes | September 14, 2018
The Weekly Cypher is specially curated to keep you up-to-date on the latest in cybersecurity, biometrics, and related news and innovations. Here are a few of the headlines you might have missed this week. Hackers Manage to Compromise Aadhaar’s Biometric Security System | TechNadu In a highly alarming development, hackers have found a way to […]
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