Welcome to 2020 and the first weekly news round-up of the new year—and the new decade. We hope you and yours enjoyed the holiday period. Though work may have slowed during the holidays, cybercrime and cybersecurity never stops. Here’s what’s been happening over the last few weeks.
Are SaaS pricing strategies making businesses less secure?
Identity and access management solutions like OneLogin make single sign-on available to even small businesses, but they rely on SaaS apps to enable SAML. Some apps charge a premium for SSO, making it harder for businesses to stay secure. Read more at Infosecurity Magazine
Cryptocurrency exchange takes measures after breach
The Poloniex cryptocurrency exchange responded to a leaked list of email addresses and passwords by requesting users reset their passwords—and encouraging them to use 2FA. Read more on ZDNet
Retailer Wawa facing lawsuits over breach
A breach was stopped in mid-December, but was believed to have started as early as March. Malware has been collecting Wawa customer information including credit card numbers and customer names, resulting in a wave of lawsuits against the retailer. Read more on USA Today
California’s CCPA in effect—what do consumers need to know?
Now that it’s the new year, California’s ground-breaking California Consumer Privacy Act is in effect. But whether it’s effective depends upon consumer awareness and actions. The San Francisco Chronicle spells out the details. Read more at the San Francisco Chronicle
Roundup of top 2019 security stories
TechBeacon offers its own end-of-year roundup of the top security stories with tips on everything from web app firewall testing to implementing single sign-on in a hybrid environment. Read more at TechBeacon
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