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Sharing is Caring: A Proposed National Data Repository for “Cyber Incidents” to Benefit Policyholders

Guest Blogger: Emily Breslin Markos, Esq., Flaster Greenberg PC

It has become commonplace for the news to be peppered with accounts of data breaches affecting a wide range of entities, from large retailers, to motion picture studios, to the federal government.  378 more words


Nearly 1/3 of Organisations Can’t Detect Intruders

83% of IT security professionals remain confident in their perimeter security tools, including firewalls, to defend against sophisticated cyber attacks, a new survey from Lieberman Software Corporation reveals. 300 more words


Keep your data more secure with these few simple steps

Over the last few years, I’ve done a lot of writing for clients on the topic of data security. I’ve pored over reports and talked to experts for articles and white papers on POS systems, smart cards, data breaches and mobile technology. 786 more words


Ashley Madison Says People, Even Some Real Women, Are Still Signing Up For Cheating Site

We can understand why people continued to shop at retailers that have been hit by data breaches. You still need to buy groceries, clothing, housewares, etc. 342 more words

US Third Circuit holds that poor data security can constitute "unfair practice"

The US Court of Appeal for the Third Circuit has confirmed the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) authority to take action against a private company for poor IT security practices under § 45(a) of the FTC Act, on the basis that they are “unfair or deceptive acts or practices in or affecting commerce”. 228 more words

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Security Breaches Cost Double if Virtual Infrastructure Affected

According to a special report on the Security of Virtual Infrastructure, conducted by Kaspersky Lab, enterprises pay over £507,000 on average to recover from security breaches which affect the virtual infrastructure of a company; more than double the cost of incidents involving only physical infrastructure. 376 more words


A rare detailed look inside the IRS's massive data breach, via a security expert who was a victim

Michael Kasper thought he was ahead of the game when he sat down to do his taxes this year. It was a Friday in February, more than two months before the mid-April filing deadline, and snow still covered the front lawn of his home in Poughkeepsie, in upstate New York. 2,788 more words