Cybersecurity

 
 
  • Now It’s States That Are Getting Cyber Insurance

    “It’s a big budget item for us. But it’s absolutely worth it,” says Utah’s chief information officer. Utah was badly stung by a hacker in 2013 and ended up paying millions to victims, lawyers, and for computer...

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  • Responding To Equifax

    The cybersecurity policies the Electronic Frontier Foundation promotes are straws in the wind regarding public policy. Its suggestions on how Congress should respond to the Equifax breach sound fanciful in the present political climate, but it is...

    • Posted 4 days ago
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  • Competitors’s Case Vs Malwarebytes Is Dismissed

    A case alleging that computer security software from Malwarebytes Inc. illegally classifies a competitor’s software as a potentially unwanted program, or “PUP,” was dismissed by Judge Edward J. Davila in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of...

    • Posted 6 days ago
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  • Companies Turning To AI For Cybersecurity

    Identity and payment card thefts account for more than half of all cybercrimes, and AI-based solutions are thought to be the most promising ways to combat them. The ability of AI to detect threats, and distinguish attacks...

    • Posted 2 weeks ago
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  • Insider Trading Goes Cyber

    The old paradigm involving real insiders, or their lawyers and accountants, is yesterday’s news. Technically proficient operators are now getting inside information by hacking. One of the largest of such attacks hit the Security and Exchange Commission...

    • Posted 2 weeks ago
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  • Harvey Weinstein Sues To Get His Own Emails

    Ex movie-mogul Harvey Weinstein has sued his former company to regain access to his email account, as well as his own employment file. Weinstein is the founder and was co-chair of Weinstein Company Holdings LLC, until getting...

    • Posted 2 weeks ago
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  • Cybersecurity Standard For Liability Is Muddled

    The Equifax case may set the standard for bad cybersecurity and bungled incident-response combined with the importance of the data and the number of people affected, according to an article in Lawfare. But, the authors observe, the...

    • Posted 2 weeks ago
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  • Bermuda Law Firm Hacked, Rich Clients Nervous

    The firm handles financial matters for wealthy individuals and corporations, and it has offices in a number of tax havens in addition to Bermuda, where it is based.

    • Posted 3 weeks ago
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  • Kaspersky Will Open Its Antivirus Software For Review

    Kaspersky Lab, the Moscow-based cybersecurity firm whose software is suspect because of the company’s Kremlin ties, has announced that it will open its underlying software for review. Last month the the U.S. government barred federal agencies from...

    • Posted 3 weeks ago
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  • Employees Sue Health Care Company Over Cyber-Breach

    Florida-based Lincare, which provides respiratory therapy equipment for in-home use, is being sued by former employees who claim the company failed to implement “the most basic security safeguards,” leading to a breach of their personal data.  Lincare...

    • Posted 4 weeks ago
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