A week in security (October 14 – 20)

Cybersecurity news for October 14 – 20, including the future of the password, the lingering threat of ransomware, and new security features from Instagram.

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Why all organizations must better protect sensitive data

The truth is that companies, businesses, and organizations have an obligation to the data that belongs to their employees, users, and customers. For some organizations, that obligation is a matter of real, physical safety.

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How to protect against stalkerware, a murky but dangerous mobile threat

Stalkerware has capabilities as dangerous as nation-state malware, but is often marketed as legitimate. So how do you protect against stalkerware when it’s not always clear it’s a threat?

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For Cybersecurity and Domestic Violence Awareness months, we pledge to fight stalkerware

It’s time for the cybersecurity community to fight stalkerware with all they’ve got. For National Cybersecurity Awareness and Domestic Violence Awareness months, we renew our pledge.

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Data and device security for domestic abuse survivors

Many domestic abuse survivors need help before stalkerware strikes. Here, we give basic advice on device security and protecting sensitive data.

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Helping survivors of domestic abuse: What to do when you find stalkerware

Starting today, we’re doing more to protect stalkerware victims than improve our detection capabilities. We’re helping survivors understand how to tell if they’re being watched on their devices—and how to safely get out of the situation.

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