Vine – source code data loss case

Vine – source code data loss case

Twitter’s Vine short video application was released today online by accident in July. Vine was acquired by Twitter in 2012 and creates six seconds videos. The dataloss was published by a security researcher that found a subdomain on Vine’s website which led to him discovering Vine’s entire source code available for download. The source code for apps and programs is usually a closely guarded secret as it shows the inner working of exactly how an app functions, and public exposure is a big security risk. Twitter removed the code within minutes and paid the researcher $10,000 for his finding.   Twitter’s Vine source code disclosure bug $10080#BugBountyhttps://t.co/ISQH4SqCMQ pic.twitter.com/Hb6fGw70Qw — avicoder (@avicoder) July 22, […]

Mobile Security Models

Mobile Security Models

Every organization today needs to have a mobile security road map. According to the 2016 Mobile Security & Business Transformation Study from ISMG, 99 percent of enterprise workers currently use mobile devices to perform their work tasks. Securing all of those devices requires that organizations take a formal approach to mobile security models — an ad hoc approach is not sufficient to manage enterprise risk from mobile threats. To enable businesses to embrace mobility in a secure manner, Samsung has forged a partnership with Booz Allen Hamilton to provide organizations with a comprehensive mobile security risk assessment. The risk assessment process is divided into seven domains, based around common themes […]

EU-US Privacy Shield

EU-US Privacy Shield

On 12 July 2016, the European Commission adopted the replacement for the EU-US Safe Harbor scheme – the so-called ‘Privacy Shield’. This is the new, EU-approved mechanism for the transatlantic transfer of personal data. The Privacy Shield will enter into force immediately and companies will be able to self-certify with the US Department of Commerce from 1 August 2016. This post, the first in our series on the Privacy Shield, provides an overview of the new framework. It has taken two and a half years of negotiations between the EU and the US to agree on a new framework for transatlantic data transfers. Following the publication of the draft text […]

Cyber threats continue to mount

Cyber threats continue to mount

As threats continue to mount, understanding and managing cybersecurity risks have become top of mind for leaders in business and government. Organisations are responding by taking action. Increasingly, they are adopting innovative technologies like cloud-enabled cybersecurity, Big Data analytics and advanced authentication to reduce cyber-risks and improve cybersecurity programmes. Businesses are also embracing a more collaborative approach to cybersecurity, one in which intelligence on threats and response techniques is shared with external partners. Internally, organisations are rethinking the roles of key executives and the Board of Directors to help create more resilient and proactive security capabilities. Another notable measure of progress is a renewed willingness to invest in security. This […]