Posts by Jack Hakim

CCPA – Uncapped fines and New Data Privacy Rights, Preparing is Essential

The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) that goes into effect January 1 2020 is a big deal for companies that retain data on California individuals. CCPA creates new consumer rights and business compliance responsibilities. The privacy rights are intended to provide individuals with transparency, access, choice and ensure they are not be discriminated against for exercising their rights. However, the headline is CCPA is a big deal, because unlike the General Data Privacy Regulations (GDPR) for the EU, whose penalties are capped at the larger of 4% of revenues and EUR 20 million, CCPA is uncapped.   Without proper preparation, Read More

Categories: Security.

Languages: English.

Cyberwar and Mayhem

Last month, I attended Blackhat and Def Con, Def Con is one of the biggest hacking conferences, many interesting new hacks were discussed and the conference learnings are worthy of much entertaining and interesting discourse. However, the headline is DARPA held the Cyber Grand Challenge, the world’s first all machine automated hacking competition just before the official start of Def Con. Three years in the making with a 2 million dollar prize for first place and a cost of over 50 million dollars for Darpa, it proved that machines, at machine-speed, can provide scalable cyber defense including the ability to identify Read More

Categories: Machine Learning and Security.
Languages: English.