Government-imposed internet shutdowns impacted 1.9 billion people in first half of 2022

Internet shutdowns by governments across the world impacted 1.89 billion citizens globally in the first half of 2022, a 22% increase when compared with the second half of 2021.A recent report compiled by VPN service provider Surfshark found there were 66 state-mandated internet blackouts imposed across six countries and territories during the period: Burkina Faso, India, Jammu and Kashmir, Kazakhstan, Pakistan, and Sudan. Local shutdowns were observed in India, Jammu and Kashmir region, and Pakistan, while Burkina Faso, Kazakhstan, and Sudan chose to cut down internet connections nationwide.While there was an overall decrease in the number of internet shutdowns during the period—72 cases in the first half of 2022 compared with 84 reported in the second half of 2021—the number of people impacted was much higher, as reliance on the internet has increased globally.To read this article in full, please click here READ MORE HERE…

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Manage subject rights requests at scale with Microsoft Priva

Having the right technology and processes in place can make it possible to manage a large volume of SRRs efficiently and auditable. This post discusses SRR response use cases and how Microsoft Priva subject rights requests can be used for this purpose.
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Simplifying the complex: Introducing Privacy Management for Microsoft 365

The data privacy regulation landscape is more complex than ever. Today, I’m excited to share with you some of the new investments we’re making to attempt to bring some simplicity to the complex topic of data privacy regulations.
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Risk Decisions in an Imperfect World

Risk decisions are the foundation of information security. Sadly, they are also one of the most often misunderstood parts of information security. This is bad enough on its own but can sink any effort at education as an organization moves towards a DevOps philosophy. To properly evaluate the risk of an event, two components are…
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Suddenly Teleworking, Securely

So you suddenly have a lot of staff working remotely. Telework is not new and a good percentage of the workforce already does so. But the companies who have a distributed workforce had time to plan for it, and to plan for it securely. A Lot of New Teleworkers All At Once This event can…
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The Everyday Cyber Threat Landscape: Trends from 2019 to 2020

The past 12 months have been another bumper year for cybercrime affecting everyday users of digital technology. Trend Micro blocked more than 26.8 billion of these threats in the first half of 2019 alone. The bad news is that there are many more out there waiting to steal your personal data for identity fraud, access…
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In Identity Theft the Target is You!

The hard truth is that identity data is the new gold—and criminal panhandlers are mining it for sale and distribution on the Dark Web. Indeed, the internet provides ways for big data breaches to result in disastrous leaks of huge databases of personal information, resulting in detailed profiles of individuals—based on their internet behaviors, including…
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Movie Tech Review: Child’s Play 2019

A while back, Rik & Kasia Ferguson shared their thoughts on the movie, “Unfriended: The Dark Web.” The dark web and technology in general plays a pivotal role in the movie’s plot, so the team decided it would be interesting to have a real-world expert review. Everyone had a lot of fun, and thus Trend…
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