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What the Massive Twitter Hack Means for CISOs and Security Vendors

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The massive Twitter hack this past week was a wake-up call for many of the vulnerabilities our collective reliance on social media channels presents. Here is a short overview of the specifics that have been uncovered as a result of investigation by the FBI, lawmakers, cybersecurity experts and Twitter itself, as well as what the impact of a hack of this nature means for CISOs and their security vendor partners.

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German Court Ruling against Facebook Data Collection Practices a Possible Catalyst

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Last year, Facebook had been ordered to stop collecting and combining data across its various platforms without explicit user consent. This latest ruling in Karlsruhe effectively negates the stay granted by the Dusseldorf court, and requires Facebook to once again comply with the original order. This could well trigger a domino effect of regulatory action against Facebook in the EU and the US.

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Failing IoT Security Means Old Malware Makes IoT Comeback

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Failing IoT security measures have led to a resurgence of the Cornflicker worm, impacting IoT connected healthcare devices and others — and that’s not going to cut it in today’s internet-driven, everything-connected world. IoT devices, in the healthcare world and elsewhere, must treated just as carefully as employee computers, servers, and other devices. They must be connected to network security, continuously monitored and scanned, maintained by way of security patches, and updated on a regular basis. There should be no halfway measures here, in the healthcare industry or otherwise — security of IoT connected devices is too important to business operations and business continuity.