HIGHLIGHTS OF THIS ISSUE
- Cybersecurity Workforce
- Australia Ups the Ante
- FTC vs. Education Company
- California's Child Privacy Law
Skyflow Adds Secure Workflows to Data Privacy Vault
Today Skyflow announced new functionality that allows customers to run secure workflows on sensitive customer data. Developers can train ML models on PII, or on de-identified datasets for greater insights, and execute custom logic for any data transformation, all without breaking privacy. Read more about how to isolate, protect and govern your data with Skyflow here.
The State of Cybersecurity Talent (It's Scarce)
Demand for cybersecurity professionals is outpacing the growth of the field, and is causing an international workforce shortage. This has huge impacts across all industries, with 70% of survey respondents saying that “their organization is not staffed well enough for its cybersecurity program to be effective.” Learn more about the state of the cybersecurity workforce in this article from CPO Magazine.
What's Going On In the Land Down Under?
Recent data breaches and leaks at a variety of leading Australian companies have raised eyebrows around the world. In response to these leaks, Mark Dreyfus, the Australian Attorney General, has introduced legislation that would “increase penalties for serious or repeated data breaches from $2.2m to whatever is higher; $50m, three times the value of any benefit obtained through the misuse of information, or 30% of a company’s adjusted turnover in the relevant period.” Learn more here.
The FTC Educates Chegg About Preventing Data Breaches
After failing to fix data security problems despite four breaches in a span of only five years(!), the Federal Trade Commission is taking action against education technology provider Chegg Inc. This order from the FTC will require Chegg to “bolster its data security, limit the data the company can collect and retain, offer users multifactor authentication to secure their accounts, and allow users to access and delete their data.” Learn more here.
Deep Dive into California's New Child Privacy Law
A new bill focused on children’s data privacy is making its way through the California Legislature. This potential new law “imposes sweeping restrictions on internet companies that serve minors, requiring that they design their platforms with children’s ‘well-being’ in mind and barring eight common data collection practices.” Explore the arguments of the proponents as well as critics of the proposed law in this article from PEW.
Is data the new gold? Or might it be attention? People are spending more time online, which means brands are vying for their attention, but how does data privacy play into this? Check out this article from Forbes that digs into how public perceptions of privacy impact how companies should strategize their digital marketing – and then send it over to your marketing team!
Overcoming the Challenges and Limitations of Tokenization
Most traditional tokenization systems fail to account for input data types during token generation, severely limiting support for analytics. Also, the lack of context around sensitive data inputs prevents most tokenization systems from securely managing the detokenization process. Check out this blog to see how Skyflow brings tokenization, encryption, and policy-based governance together to address the limitations of traditional tokenization.
What is Data Residency? How Can a Data Privacy Vault Help?
Businesses run on data, but managing and transferring data is becoming more complex as governments across the world define data residency requirements that restrict where sensitive PII data is stored and processed. Scaling your company up and expanding into new markets means planning ahead and finding ways to meet these regulatory requirements. Check out this blog to learn how.
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