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Marriott’s’ 500 Million Data Breach Scandal

A politically inclined attack or just a ‘simple’ lack of security awareness? Whatever the case, the cyber-attack that hit Marriott was huge. This was the joint second largest data breach to take place, after Yahoo in 2013 and Equifax in 2017. A cyber attacker stole personal information including names, emails,…

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Remembering the Past | Engendering the Future

The philosopher Santayana is famous for having once warned: “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” Recent events have provided several sobering examples of just how true that is. The Apple-FBI dispute was perhaps one of the most recent, painful examples we’ve witnessed a debate the…

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Make it a Habit! 10 Ways to Keep You Safe Online

It takes 20 years to build a reputation and few minutes of cyber-incident to ruin it. – Stéphane Nappo Global CISO at Société Générale International Banking 2017 has reminded us once again that security threats are getting more sophisticated, unexpected, and attackers are working harder to discover new vulnerabilities. From…

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Ethical Hackers | In the Spotlight of the Security World

One of the biggest threats in today’s digital era comes from cybercriminals. According to CSO, it is predicted that damages from cyber-crimes will cost around $6 trillion annually by 2021. The term hacker is often used with a negative connotation by the media and the Hollywood industry. Given that this…

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Personal Information Protection Acts: A Comparative Review Analysis

Personal Information Protection has become increasingly important during the past few decades, resulting from the fast pace technological advancements throughout the globe. Both individuals and organizations have been continuously falling victims of information security breaches. Mostly, information security breaches have been affecting organizations and prominent individuals whose personal information would…