Evidence of AdTech Data Breach Comes to Light in Ireland

Laura BednarCybersecurity

Online Ad Tech Data Breach

The Irish Council for Civil Liberties (ICCL) has published evidence of online advertisers profiling internet user’s personal characteristics without consent. This new evidence follows a previous complaint with the Ireland Data Protection Commission that claimed personal data was being exploited through Real-Time Bidding (RTB). Many of these types of complaints were filed with regulators in the European Union (EU) without … Read More

Ransomware Expected to Rise as Schools Resume Classes

Laura BednarVulnerabilities

School Malware

With school back in session, many institutions are implementing a hybrid learning environment where students can learn in-person in the classroom as well as from a computer remotely. Unfortunately, this new method of education puts schools at higher risk for ransomware attacks according to cybersecurity experts. A multitude of factors put schools at an increased risk including a lack of … Read More

New York Creates New Data Security Act for Businesses

Laura BednarCybersecurity

New York Data Security Act

In October 2019, the State of New York passed the Stop Hacks and Improve Electronic Data Security Act (SHIELD Act), which mandates that any business that possesses certain private information regarding New York State residents provide data breach notifications. Businesses must meet these requirements regardless of if they do business in New York. A second part of the Act will … Read More