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Losing Trust: Canadian Data Breach Spotlights Human Error

July 27, 2012 Added by:Kelly Colgan

It’s not just about protecting ourselves from identity theft or fraud like when our account number or government-issued ID numbers are exposed. It’s what I like to call privacy for the sake of privacy. Just knowing that someone could be looking at our personal histories doesn’t sit well with the public...

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Latest Data Breach Notification Bill Won’t Go Far

July 23, 2012 Added by:Kelly Colgan

When comparing the bill to existing state laws on the subject, the lack of focus on consumer protection and an emphasis on making it business-friendly become evident. It becomes evident not by looking at what the bill contains, but by looking at what is purposely missing...

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One in Ten Small Businesses Experienced a Data Hack

July 20, 2012 Added by:Headlines

"While the media is reporting a growing number of high profile data breaches, some small businesses may also be a popular target for hackers because their systems are usually easier to get into and the breach may not be found out for a good few weeks...”

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Notifying Customers About a Data Breach: Five Rules

July 17, 2012 Added by:Megan Berry

Legal fees, clean-up costs, lost business and damage to an organization’s reputation: consequences of a business being hit with a data breach. Cost can be significant, which is why it is critical to properly respond after a data breach...

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Study Finds Minimal Transparency in Breach Reports

July 17, 2012 Added by:Headlines

"Other than breaches reported by the media and a few progressive state websites, there continues to be little or no information available on many data breach events. The public has no way of knowing just how minor or serious the data exposure was for any given incident," ITRC states...

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Netherlands to Establish Mandatory Breach Notification

July 11, 2012 Added by:Matthijs R. Koot

In 2012, Netherlands will establish mandatory breach notification for vital sectors, giving the government increasing sectoral intervention possibilities. This includes the authority to obtain information, administrative enforcement of designations and the authority to appoint an officer on behalf of the government...

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Lack of Basic Security Practices Results in $1.7 Million Sanction

July 02, 2012 Added by:Rebecca Herold

“This is OCR’s first HIPAA action against a state agency and we expect organizations to comply with their obligations under these rules regardless of whether they are private or public entities.” Bottom line for all organizations of all sizes: It is wise to learn from the pain of others...

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Two Northeast States Updated Breach Notification Statutes

June 27, 2012 Added by:David Navetta

Much time and ink has been spent on the steady stream of data security and breach-related bills that spring up in Congress like mushrooms after a rain. But recently Vermont and Connecticut updated their existing breach notification statutes, highlighting the need to monitor state legislatures...

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Breach Alert: Putin Makes Drone Development a National Priority

June 19, 2012 Added by:Jeffrey Carr

Russia plans to spend US$13B on UAS development over the next eight years. Part of that technology development strategy is almost certainly going to be acquiring intellectual property on related technology from foreign firms. Two good examples of companies at risk are Boeing and General Atomics...

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We Don’t Need Cyber-Vigilante Justice

June 15, 2012 Added by:Andy Willingham

You see what made me so mad? It wasn’t the release of the PII of all those innocent people, it was their reason for doing it. They reported a web site vulnerability and it wasn’t fixed, so they decided to post PII of thousands of people on the internet. Who put them in the role of deciding who wins and who loses?

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Ten Networking Alternatives After LinkedIn's Security Breach

June 13, 2012 Added by:Allan Pratt, MBA

Much has been written about the LinkedIn security breach and the millions of passwords at risk. Hopefully by now all users have changed them and made them more complex. When it comes to professional social networking sites though, LinkedIn is not the only game in town. Here are the Top 10 alternatives...

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Global Payments Breach May Include Merchant Account Data

June 13, 2012 Added by:Headlines

"The Company's ongoing investigation recently revealed potential unauthorized access to servers containing personal information collected from a subset of merchant applicants. It is unclear whether the intruders looked at or took any personal information... however, the Company will notify potentially-affected individuals..."

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Judge Upholds Charges Against WikiLeaker Bradley Manning

June 12, 2012 Added by:Headlines

Manning is accused of the largest intelligence leak in U.S. history while deployed to Iraq as a military intelligence analyst, including installing unauthorized software onto government computers to extract classified information and transmitting the data to the whistle-blowing group WikiLeaks...

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LinkedIn Breach Part II: What You Need to Prepare for Next

June 09, 2012 Added by:Jason Clark

The LinkedIn breach made headlines, but I want to go deeper and provide practical advice for organizations on how they can anticipate DLP consequences and tighten network security. You need a strategy to protect against attack scenarios. Here’s a seven-step check list for mitigating your risk...

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Should You Be Worried About the LinkedIn Breach?

June 06, 2012 Added by:Kelly Colgan

People who rely on LinkedIn for professional networking keep a wealth of information stored on their profile pages. With news of a possible data breach exposing 6.5 million user passwords, LinkedIn users need to take steps to protect their personal data. Here are five tips we recommend you follow...

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LinkedIn Hacked: Change Your Password

June 06, 2012 Added by:Headlines

Reports indicate that as many as 6.4 million passwords have been compromised. Though the passwords are in encrypted form, reports indicate that they are being cracked at a rapid rate, with somewhere near 300,000 passwords already revealed, putting those LinkedIn members' accounts at risk...

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