Data Privacy and Cybersecurity

For GCs, A Troubling Ruling From Mass. Supreme Court

Following revelations that data-analytics firm Cambridge Analytica had obtained and utilized Facebook users’ data for political-advertising purposes, Facebook commissioned a law firm to do an…

Distribution, Not Generation, Said To Be Achilles Heel of Power Infrastructure

A recent report from the GAO warns that vulnerabilities in national electrical distribution systems are not being addressed, and the results of a cyber attack on those systems could be dire.

From Swiss Cyber-Sleuths, New Light On SolarWinds Hack

A report from a Swiss cybersecurity firm reveals new information about what may have been the most extensive hack to date, anywhere: the attack on…

AI Is Boosting Malware: Get Ready For “Deepfakes”

Breaches, phishing, ransomware and other cyber-attacks are becoming more sophisticated and harder to detect, as perpetrators adopt artificial intelligence tools. This post on an AT&T…

Report: Companies Failing To Report Cyber Risk To Shareholders

Many companies are not adequately reporting cybersecurity risk in their SEC filings, according to a recent report. Instead they are opting for a fog of…

Careless “Offboarding” Leaves Gaping Cybersecurity Hole

Insiders are the most common source of organizational breaches. That fact is well understood at this point, but a crucial subset of that broad category…

Bot Attacks Common, Few Companies Protected

The onset of the pandemic spurred “two years’ worth of digital transformation in two months,” according to Microsoft’s Satya Nadella, but cyberthieves have adapted, with…

Brazil’s New Data Protection Law

Brazil makes up more than 40 percent of Latin America’s economy and accounts for over half of its IT spending. It is expected to become…

Privilege Invoked: Shareholders Won’t See Facebook Board Communications

A Facebook institutional shareholder (a state public employee retirement fund) did not like a $5 billion settlement the company negotiated with the Federal Trade Commission.…

VPN A Must For All Companies

A virtual private network might be the single most important strategy to secure data, network and users. Employees working remotely make it even more critical.…