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Privacy Monday – July 2015

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

7/14/2015 - China Cyber Attacks Cyber Threats Cybersecurity Cybertheft Data Breach Data Protection Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Personally Identifiable Information Russia Third-Party United Nations

Privacy Tuesday – June 2015

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

6/23/2015 - Books & Records Cyber Attacks Cybersecurity Data Breach Data Protection Home Depot Houston Astros

Connecticut Amends Data Breach Notification Law

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. Connecticut is...more

6/16/2015 - Breach Notification Rule Cyber Attacks Cybersecurity Data Breach Data Protection

Privacy Tuesday – June 2015 – OPM Hack

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

6/16/2015 - Cyber Attacks Cybersecurity Data Breach Hackers Office of Personnel Management (OPM)

UPDATE: Union Claims that Hackers Have Accessed Personal Data of “All” Federal Employees

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

6/15/2015 - Cyber Attacks Cybersecurity Data Breach Federal Employees Hackers Unions

Privacy Tuesday – June 2015 – Courts Affirm Insurers’ Denial of Coverage for Electronic Data Claims  

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

6/2/2015 - Commercial General Liability Policies Credit Cards Cyber Insurance Cybersecurity Data Protection Duty to Defend Electronically Stored Information Errors and Omissions Policy IBM Security Risk Assessments Travelers Property Casualty Co.

CNA Denies Cyber Insurance Claim

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

5/20/2015 - Class Action CNA Cyber Insurance Cybersecurity Data Breach Data Protection Insurance Industry Insurers Liability Insurance Policy Exclusions

Privacy Monday – May 18, 2015

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

5/18/2015 - Advertising Broker-Dealer Brokers China Cyber Attacks Cybersecurity Data Protection Digital Advertising Alliance Investment Adviser Investment Companies Mobile Apps Penn State SEC

Fitbit Files for IPO: Cybersecurity Risk Disclosure

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

5/11/2015 - Cybersecurity Disclosure Requirements Fitbit IPO Popular SEC

Breaking Down the DOJ Cybersecurity Unit’s Guidance on Responding to Cyberattacks

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

5/8/2015 - Corporate Counsel Cyber Attacks Cybersecurity Data Breach DOJ New Guidance NIST Risk Assessment Risk Mitigation

NAIC Adopts Cybersecurity Regulatory Principles – What’s Important to the Regulators

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

5/4/2015 - Cybersecurity Insurance Industry NAIC New Guidance Popular Regulatory Standards

Privacy Tuesday – April 2015 #3

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

4/28/2015 - Broadband Customer Proprietary Network Information (CPNI) Cybersecurity Data Collection Data Protection FCC Federal Communications Act Internet Mobile Broadband Services Mobile Devices SEC

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler Speaks about Cybersecurity at RSA Conference

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

4/23/2015 - Cyber Attacks Cybersecurity FCC New Legislation NIST

It’s Cyber Week in Washington, DC — and RSA Conference Week in San Francisco

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

4/22/2015 - Cybersecurity DHS Information Sharing Pending Legislation Technical Conference

Privacy Tuesday – April 2015 #2

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

4/14/2015 - Cyber Attacks Cybersecurity Hackers Organized Crime Passwords Sony Super Bowl

Privacy Tuesday – March 2015: How is Your Cyber Resilience?

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

3/3/2015 - Best Practices Cyber Attacks Cybersecurity FFIEC

The Anthem Data Breach: The Fallout and What’s Next

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

2/11/2015 - Anthem Blue Cross Corporate Counsel Cyber Attacks Cybersecurity Data Breach Data Protection Health Insurance Insurance Companies Personally Identifiable Information Popular Risk Mitigation

Cybersecurity and Privacy in State of the Union Address

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

1/22/2015 - Barack Obama Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights Cybersecurity FERPA FTC Personal Data Notification and Protection Act Privacy Laws State of the Union

White House Proposes National Data Breach Notification Standard

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

1/15/2015 - Breach Notification Rule Cybersecurity FTC Obama Administration Privacy Policy Proposed Legislation

Privacy Monday – January 12, 2015

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

1/12/2015 - Barack Obama Best Management Practices Breach Notification Rule Cybersecurity Data Protection Identity Theft Legislative Agendas Privacy Concerns

Privacy Tuesday – January 6, 2015

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

1/6/2015 - Board of Directors C-Suite Executives Chick-Fil-A Cybersecurity Data Breach Experian FTC Hackers PHI Privacy Laws Privacy Policy SnapChat

On the Fifth Day of Privacy, California (and Delaware) gave to me

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

12/16/2014 - Breach Notification Rule Cloud Computing Cloud-Based Services Cybersecurity Data Breach Data Protection Identity Theft Internet Personally Identifiable Information Social Security Numbers Websites

Privacy Tuesday: December 2014 – The Twelve Days of Privacy 2014

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

12/9/2014 - Auto Manufacturers Automotive Industry Cyber Insurance Cybersecurity EU Data Protection Laws Hackers Mobile Devices OCR Patient Privacy Rights PHI Proxy Season V2V Wearable Technology

Cyber Monday – December 1, 2014

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

12/2/2014 - Cloud Computing Corporate Officers Credit Cards Cyber Attacks Cybersecurity Hackers Microsoft Passwords

Global Internet Threat Activity

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

12/1/2014 - Cyber Threats Cybersecurity

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