Welcome to the dog days of summer 2015. Three privacy & security bits and bytes to start your week (if you are reading this on vacation … good for you!)
1. ICYMI: Massive Data Breach at OPM Claims Victim — The Director...more
It’s appropriate that the “boys of summer” feature prominently in today’s post.
Strike three for the St. Louis Cardinals?
On another summer Privacy Monday in 2014, we made note of a reported hack into the Houston...more
In the absence of any meaningful moves in Congress to enact uniform data breach notification, the states continue to make adjustments to existing laws to better protect affected residents in their states.
The news continues to pour in about the two-part massive hack into the federal government’s Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and the compromise of personal information of millions of present and former federal...more
As an update to our blog post, “Data Breach Affects Millions of Current and Former Government Workers”, a union representing federal workers is now claiming that the hack may be worse than originally feared. Yesterday, the...more
In the last month, both a federal and state court denied coverage for claims relating to an insured’s handling of electronic data. In the first case, a federal court held that there was no coverage under a cyber insurance...more
Key takeaway: The insurance applications and underwriting questionnaires prepared in connection with cyber insurance do matter.
Cyber security, and cyber insurance, have dominated the industry headlines for several...more
It’s Monday morning — do you know your privacy/security status?
Here are a few bits and bytes to start your week.
SEC to Registered Investment Advisers and Broker-Dealers: It’s Your Turn to Pay Attention to...more
Fitbit, the fitness-tracking company with six wearable devices that track and collect data about things like calories burned, steps logged, “quality” of sleep and sleep patterns, heart rate, etc.) as well as web and mobile...more
Another federal agency has weighed in with “guidance” on cybersecurity preparation and breach response. The Department of Justice (DOJ) is the latest to issue guidance on how companies should respond to data breaches. The...more
File this under: A View Into What the Regulators Deem Important. The National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC), the standard-setting organization in the U.S. insurance industry created and governed by the chief...more
Some privacy & security bits and bytes to start your week:
FCC to Hold Public Workshop on Broadband Consumer Privacy Tomorrow -
Over the last several months, the Federal Communications Commission has taken on a...more
As cyber week continues in Washington, Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler traveled to the west coast to speak about cybersecurity at the RSA Conference in San Francisco. Wheeler noted that the FCC has...more
Security is on the agenda from coast to coast this week.
Cybersecurity information sharing legislation will hit the House floor this week. H.R. 1731, the National Cybersecurity Protection Advancement Act was reported...more
Spring has finally arrived on the East Coast, and not a moment too soon.
Here are 3 privacy & security bits and bytes to start your week....more
Welcome to March (and in the Northeast, the arrival of meterological spring is welcome indeed……)
We start this month with a question: Have you looked at your cyber resilience?...more
By now (unless you have been under a snow drift), you have likely heard about the apparent intrusion into a database at the nation’s largest health insurer, Anthem, Inc. Rather than reiterate the facts as currently known...more
As expected in his State of the Union address last night, President Obama made it very clear that cybersecurity is on his agenda for 2015. After stating that:
“No foreign nation, no hacker should be able to shut down...more
This has been a big week for cybersecurity announcements from Washington. In what the White House has called a series of “SOTU Spoilers,” President Obama announced his intention to follow through on some of the...more
Three privacy/security stories that you should know as you start your week:
President Obama to Offer Cybersecurity/Privacy Previews to State of the Union Proposals -
In a series of speeches this week, President...more
Welcome to the first Privacy Tuesday of 2015!
We hope that you enjoyed our 12 Days of Privacy series (and if you missed it, they are all linked in the right column of the blog…).
Three things that you should...more
sing it with me now….
Five Golden Rules…….(well, five new privacy laws/requirements)
There are five significant new privacy laws/amendments that will be effective as of New Year’s Day — January 1, 2015 — and...more
Our series last year was a reader favorite, so we decided to put our prognosticator hats on again and present:
Rather than look back at 2014, starting tomorrow, the Privacy & Security blog will count down The 12 Days...more
Welcome to December – we hope you had a restful and enjoyable Thanksgiving holiday.
Here are a few privacy bits and bytes to start your week.
1. ICYMI – 60 Minutes Explains Credit Card Hacking...more
Often, privacy and security professionals are seen as “paranoid” or “Chicken Little” ….. statistics are pointing to something that more closely resembles the canary in the coal mine....more