Dutch Data Protection Authority @toezicht_AP measured the number of data theft reports in 2020 and it skyrocketed. It increased 30% in 2020 compared to 2019. Less data breach reporting, more hacking, malware & phishing. #GDPR #Privacy #DataBreach Use #MFA https://t.co/owmjDbwMgO https://t.co/tHQS5XzEf0
01 Mar 2021
Brabantia together with #WeForest are growing already more than 2 million #trees ! Awesome #reforesting of #Africa ! As an employee of #Brabantia some are planted on behalf of me. https://t.co/3GL7vVIKWT https://t.co/llCSHoSo0S
27 Feb 2021
Last Friday the @EU_Commission released two draft #GDPR #EU and #UK #adequacy decisions. If approved, the proposals would allow for data to continue to flow between commercial and law enforcement sectors. Thanks @PrivacyPros #privacy https://t.co/q9iGgox4vm https://t.co/GCjJ9DoW4j
22 Feb 2021
EUCouncil agreed on #ePrivacy (#protection of #privacy and #confidentiality using #electronic #communication #services) rules. Applies to end-users in the #EU #EUCouncil start talks with #EUParliament on final text. ePrivacy will be lex specialis to #GDPR. https://t.co/FajvFTRt29 https://t.co/WO2Rn30UZI
11 Feb 2021
Dutch Supervisory Authority @toezicht_AP will grow significantly from 184 to 470 FTE. More employees for investigating possible #databreaches and reported data breaches. #gdpr #privacy #Security https://t.co/iP5QWMMg4L https://t.co/x1Xg6JGqaa
09 Feb 2021
Clear Pagefile.sysDid you realize that your pagefile can contain sensitive information such as passwords and credit card numbers in plain text? It is easy to increase security to automatically clear this file whenever you shutdown your PC. I will provide two solutions, the first with group policies and the second one can directly use on your computer with the registry.
Group policy solutionThis policy setting determines whether the virtual memory paging file is cleared when the device is shut down. Virtual memory support uses a system paging file to swap pages of memory to disk when they are not used. On a running device, this paging file is opened exclusively by the operating system, and it is well protected. However, devices that are configured to allow other operating systems to start should verify that the system paging file is cleared as the device shuts down. This confirmation ensures that sensitive information from process memory that might be placed in the paging file is not available to an unauthorized user who manages to directly access the paging file after shutdown.
Important information that is kept in real memory might be written periodically to the paging file. This helps devices handle multitasking functions. A malicious user who has physical access to a server that has been shut down can view the contents of the paging file. The attacker can move the system volume into a different computer and then analyze the contents of the paging file. This is a time-consuming process, but it can expose data that is cached from RAM to the paging file. A malicious user who has physical access to the server can bypass this countermeasure by simply unplugging the server from its power source.
Set this policy to Enabled. This causes Windows to clear the paging file when the system is shut down. Depending on the size of the paging file, this process might take several minutes before the system completely shuts down. This delay in shutting down the server is especially noticeable on servers with large paging files. For a server with 2 gigabytes (GB) of RAM and a 2-GB paging file, this setting can add more than 30 minutes to the shutdown process. For some organizations, this downtime violates their internal service level agreements. Use caution when implementing this countermeasure in your environment.
Computer Configuration\Windows Settings\Security Settings\Local Policies\Security Options
The registry solutionWarning:This solution modifies the Windows registry. Back up the registry before you modify it. Then, you can restore the registry if a problem occurs.
Start "Regedit" with administrative rights and navigate to:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\Memory ManagementYou should see a "ClearPageFileAtShutdown" setting in the right pane. If you don't, right-click the "Memory Management" key in the left pane, select New > DWORD (32-bit) Value, and enter "ClearPageFileAtShutdown" as the name.
Double-click the "ClearPageFileAtShutdown" value, set enter "1" in the value data box, and press Enter.
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