Breach Notification , Digital Identity , Fraud Management & Cybercrime

Analysis: Is Chinese Database Exposure a Cause for Concern?

Also: Vulnerability Disclosure Hurdles; Social Media Apps as Payment Apps
Analysis: Is Chinese Database Exposure a Cause for Concern?
The login page for the Chinese Overseas Key Information Database, which collects data from social media platforms and other sources.

The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report analyzes whether a leaked database compiled by a Chinese company should be a cause for serious concern.

In this report, you'll hear (click on player beneath image to listen):

  • ISMG's Jeremy Kirk outline why he believes the concerns about a leaked database in China are overblown;
  • ISMG's Mathew Schwartz address the challenges around the process of vulnerability disclosure;
  • Denyette DePiero of the American Bankers Association review the security implications of social media apps being used for payments.

The ISMG Security Report appears on this and other ISMG websites on Fridays. Don't miss the Sept. 4 and Sept. 11 editions, which respectively discuss the lessons learned from Equifax's massive data breach three years ago and how ransomware gangs find fresh ways to make victims pay.

Theme music for the ISMG Security Report is by Ithaca Audio under a Creative Commons license.

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