The Security Buzz: January 12, 2018

Industry News

SIA Member company ADT Inc. is gearing up for an initial public offering that will give investors the opportunity to buy shares in a company.

Don’t forget, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Special Publication (SP) 800-171 went into effect on Dec. 31, check out the five golden rules to ensure you make the compliance grade in 2018.

House lawmakers approved legislation aimed at boosting oversight of the way the U.S. government discloses cybervulnerabilities to the private sector. The legislation would specifically require the Department of Homeland Security to report to Congress on the policies and procedures by which previously unknown vulnerabilities are disclosed to the private sector.

A new bill, announced this week, would give the government more power to police credit-reporting agencies and give massive fines if they suffer major cyberattacks.

A tool for nosy neighbors or keeping neighborhoods safe? Vivint’s new Streety app allows you to view and share footage from your neighbors’ smart security cameras.

Threats to data security continue to multiply! See Forbes top four tactics for a proactive mindset against security threats in 2018.

The Wi-Fi Alliance strengthens security by adding enhancements to Wi-Fi Protected Access 2 and previewing new technologies to further strengthen WiFi security, called WPA3.

Popular messaging app WhatsApp, flagged by security researchers as having vulnerability’s that could be used to compromise the secrecy of encrypted group chats on the messaging platform.

Do you know how to assess your vendor’s data security? Before investing in software applications for your office, take a look at some general things to keep in mind.

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