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Data Access Rights Exploits under New Privacy Laws - Amber Welch BSides Cleveland 2019 (Hacking Illustrated Series InfoSec Tutorial Videos)

Data Access Rights Exploits under New Privacy Laws
Amber Welch

@MsAmberWelch

New privacy laws such as the GDPR and CCPA have been great advances for personal data rights, although the ability to request access to all the personal information a company has on an individual has created new attack vectors for OSINT. These personal data access requests are usually managed by legal or compliance teams with minimal security review, increasing the potential for phishing, social engineering, and legal DDoS. This talk will discuss the personal data access options required in different regions, how most companies respond to data access requests, and the most effective exploits for privacy vulnerabilities. We'll explore the psychology driving corporate responses to requests and ways these emotions can be exploited, as well as the most likely targets for a weak privacy program. For the blue teamers, phishing detection and defense strategies will be presented. Rather than ignoring or fighting against the regulations, we'll look at ways to use these laws to discourage, detect, and disrupt data access attacks. We'll consider strategies for working with legal teams, getting security involved in the review process, and conducting red team reviews on the data access mechanism. Best practices for identifying data subjects, minimizing the data released, and legally denying abusive requests will be covered. Key sections of the laws you need to know for exploits and defense will be highlighted.

Until she's accepted for a Mars mission, Amber Welch is pursuing the advancement of personal information privacy and data protection as a Privacy Technical Lead for Schellman & Company. Amber been assessing corporate privacy compliance programs for the past year and prior to that, managed security and privacy governance for a suite of SaaS products. She has previously worked in companies creating ERP, CRM, event planning, and biologics manufacturing software.


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