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Daily Digest – March 29, 2011

March 29, 2011 | 0 Comments

* A new McAfee/SAIC study indicates that cybercriminals are shifting their efforts to target sensitive corporate information instead of credit card and other personal information. A quarter of the companies surveyed for the study reported...

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RSA Victim of Sophisticated Cyberattack

March 24, 2011 | 0 Comments

On March 17, 2011, RSA (the maker of SecurID token hardware and software-based solutions) announced it had been the victim of “an extremely sophisticated cyber attack…” According to the announcement, information “related to RSA’s SecurID...

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Recently the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a district court’s decision stating that a commonplace phone that texts and makes calls can be considered a computer as defined by 18 U.S.C. § 1030(e)(1). In...

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Happy Data Privacy Day!

January 28, 2011 | 1 Comments

January 28, 2011 is Data Privacy Day, an annual international celebration to raise awareness and generate discussion about data privacy. Over the past year, data privacy practices have been the subject of growing scrutiny by...

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On Saturday, President Obama signed the Red Flag Program Clarification Act of 2010, which limits the scope of businesses covered by the Red Flags Rule by narrowing the definition of “creditor” such that it “does...

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On December 1, 2010, the FTC released its preliminary Staff Report titled, “Protecting Consumer Privacy in an Era of Rapid Change.” The report provides a brief overview of the FTC’s privacy regulation and enforcement efforts,...

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New Version of PCI DSS Released

October 28, 2010 | 0 Comments

The PCI Security Standards Council released version 2.0 of the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (“PCI DSS”) today. While the standard takes effect on Jan. 1, 2011, entities have until Dec. 31, 2011 to...

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The Wall Street Journal (“WSJ”) reported that Reps. Markey (D-MA) and Barton (R-TX), the co-chairs of the House Bipartisan Privacy Caucus, sent Facebook a letter asking for more information about how Facebook provides and allows...

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President Obama has declared that October 2010 is the seventh annual National Cybersecurity Awareness Month. Over the next two weeks, we’ll be posting about what you should be doing to protect your customers, your employees,...

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On August 18, 2010, the Connecticut Department of Insurance released a bulletin to its regulated entities imposing a new requirement for those entities to notify the Commissioner’s office in writing “as soon as the incident...

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