• Employees Routinely Bite On Spear Phishing Scams

    According to research from the business app and discovery platform GetApp, about a quarter of businesses have fallen victim to a phishing attack, and nearly half of employees surveyed say that someone in their organization has clicked...

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  • AI Sentencing Means Longer Terms For Young and Black Offenders

    An algorithmic risk assessment system in use by judges in the State of Virginia, and often cited as a model for other states to follow, didn’t change the rate of incarceration, the length of sentence or the...

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  • Pre-Holiday Breach At Macy’s

    It hit the retailer over a one-week period early in October, scooping up essential information from credit transactions. The good news, according to CPO magazine (CPO stands for chief privacy officer) is that only a relatively small...

    • Posted 6 days ago
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  • Another Delay For GDPR Crackdown

    Ireland’s data protection commissioner Helen Dixon has been poised to lower the boom on Facebook affiliate WhatsApp for a while now, but a procedural complaint by WhatsApp’s lawyers has delayed her decision. Facebook’s international offices are located...

    • Posted 7 days ago
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  • Cybersecurity Protocols and ADR

    Surveys taken after the massive Panama Papers hack suggested that law firm cybersecurity industry-wide was lagging behind health care and financial services companies. Now it appears that another niche of the legal industry may be even less...

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  • Data Breach Fallout: Target Sues Insurer Chubb

    Target Corp. has sued a unit of insurer Chubb Ltd., alleging it failed to indemnify the company for a $138 million dollar settlement reached with financial institutions. The settlement was for claimed costs related to credit card...

    • Posted 3 weeks ago
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  • IT Provider Discovers Massive Breach After Hacker Runs Out of Storage Space

    ArsTechnica reports that InfoTrax Systems, an IT provider, was first breached in 2014, when a hacker exploited vulnerabilities in the company’s network that gave remote control over its server. The FTC has now filed a complaint alleging...

    • Posted 3 weeks ago
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  • Human Rights v. Security At Issue In WhatsApp NSO Lawsuit

    Last month WhatsApp sued the Israeli cybersecurity company NSO Group for installing surveillance malware on the phones of more than a thousand users, including journalists and human rights activists. The suit doesn’t identify the NSO clients on...

    • Posted 3 weeks ago
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  • More Spending, More Attacks

    Annual spending on cyber breach management activities increased an average of $282,750 from 2018 to $1.4 million this year, according to a Ponemon Institute survey. Nevertheless, there was a 17 percent increase in the number of companies...

    • Posted 1 month ago
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  • Senate Bill Would Send Tech Execs To Prison For Data Misuse

    In the wake of continuing privacy violations and what some perceived as tone-deaf Congressional testimony from Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, some senators are taking a close look at a bill first introduced last year by Senator Ron...

    • Posted 1 month ago
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