Data Security

Cyber-Ark’s 5th annual “Trust, Security and Passwords” survey of over 1400 IT staff and corporate level executives found that over half agree that in the next one to three years, cybercriminals will pose a greater...

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Court Authorizes U.S. Gov’t to Kill Zombies

April 15, 2011 | 1 Comments

Just two days ago on April 12, the United States Government executed an unprecedented (in the U.S.) scheme to shut down one of the more malicious botnets plaguing the Internet.  Coreflood is a distributed network...

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On April 12, 2011, Senators John Kerry (D-MA) and John McCain (R-AZ) released the Commercial Privacy Bill of Rights Act of 2011. If passed, the bill would implement a comprehensive privacy framework governing the data...

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Senators John Kerry (D-MA) and John McCain (R-AZ) have scheduled a press conference to introduce their privacy bill, titled “The Commercial Privacy Bill of Rights Act of 2011,” on Tuesday, April 12. The bill is...

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The SEC Puts Regulation S-P to Work

April 8, 2011 | 0 Comments

The SEC has charged three employees at Florida-based GunnAllen Financial Inc. for violations of Regulation S-P including: improperly transferring customer data to a third party, improperly responding to data breaches, and failing to have adequate...

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If you haven’t already, you are about to get an email or letter informing you that your email address may have been obtained by unauthorized parties.  Email marketing firm Epsilon suffered a data breach late...

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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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