HIGHLIGHTS OF THIS ISSUE
- Customer Trust and 10% Annual Growth Rate
- Twitter's iOS Misstep
- Looking into 2023
- The Importance of Cybersecurity Culture
A recent McKinsey survey found that “organizations that are best positioned to build digital trust are also more likely than others to see annual growth rates of at least 10% on their top and bottom lines.” More consumers are becoming increasingly concerned about data privacy and are actively choosing to stop interacting with businesses that don’t measure up to their expectations for trustworthiness. See all the statistics here.
Various privacy features on Twitter have had glitches for users of Twitter’s iOS app. Although no issues have been reported for Twitter users on desktop browsers or Android, some fear “that as Twitter’s team gets smaller, more features will break, and the site could become unsafe.” Learn more about this glitch and general Twitter privacy concerns in this TechCrunch article.
According to analysts, many companies are going to reevaluate how they approach cybersecurity as a whole in 2023. From Chief Risk Officers reporting directly to CEOs, to executives coming under fire for employee monitoring, to cybersecurity employee burnout, Forrester's five predictions for the coming year are a compelling read.
Government agencies are pushing back on Apple’s new Advanced Data Protection. This new privacy feature adds end-to-end encryption to nearly everything users upload to Apple’s iCloud storage. This means that “no one apart from the intended recipient has the ability to decrypt the files - not even the service provider itself, even if they are asked or compelled by law enforcement.” Learn more here.
Since the start of COVID-19, there has been an 81% increase in cyber threats to businesses. This, coupled with increased remote work, has made it incredibly important for companies to bolster their cybersecurity efforts – and one of the best places to do so is by changing workplace culture. Check out this article to learn more about how you can empower your employees to help defend your company from threats.
“Major tax filing services such as H&R Block, TaxAct, and TaxSlayer have been quietly transmitting sensitive financial information to Facebook when Americans file their taxes online.” This data includes not only names and email addresses, but also data on income, filing status, refund amounts, and college scholarship amounts. Learn more here.
Data is the lifeblood of modern businesses, essential to everything from marketing and sales to security and product design. This puts a huge burden on the people and technologies that control data access, especially access to sensitive customer data like names and dates of birth. Check out this blog to learn the advantages and limitations of role based and attribute based approaches to access control, and explore Skyflow’s policy based approach to access control.
One of the central challenges companies face when it comes to privacy and compliance is balancing the protection of sensitive data with the utility of that data. You can lock the data down and throw away the key, but that’s not very useful. On the other extreme, you can replicate plaintext sensitive data throughout your systems and services, maximizing utility but significantly hurting your security posture. So how can you protect your data and use it, too? Check out this blog to learn more.
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Check out the latest episode of the Partially Redacted podcast, Data Privacy Challenges and Where to Start with Skyflow’s Ari Hoffman. Ari joins Sean to share his expertise about the common privacy challenges and use cases businesses are facing today and how to break apart these challenges into bite-sized and manageable pieces. Listen today.
Stay up to date on all things data privacy with these upcoming events:
Apidays: December 14-16, Paris, France.
Data Privacy Week: January 22-28, Online.
Data Privacy Day: January 28, Online.
Data Residency Meetup - more details coming soon! January/February
APIsecure: March 14-15, Santa Clara, CA.
IAPP Global Privacy Summit: April 2-5, Washington, DC.
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