If you haven’t been paying attention to “password hygiene” preached by this blog and others, perhaps it’s time. Jose Pagliery from CNNMoney reports of a large-scale hack that has compromised over 2 million passwords at…more
This past weekend if you survived the towel aisle and other Black Friday dangers and made it to the register to purchase your items, it is possible you were asked to provide an email address so that your receipt could be emailed…more
(LONDON) The European Commission, which has the authority to make changes to the US Safe Harbor program, has published a paper titled “Rebuilding Trust in EU-US Data Flows” that sets out the changes that the Commission would…more
Holiday e-commerce is expected to jump this year by about 17% over last year, and shoppers will be flocking to mobile devices more often to make those purchases…more
Earlier this month, Google, Inc. (“Google” or “Company”) entered into an agreement with the Attorney Generals of 37 states and the District of Columbia, settling allegations of violation of the participating states’ consumer…more
The month of November is quickly slipping by – this is the time to be looking at the 2014 cybersecurity and data privacy goals and updates and planning ahead.
Our selected bits and bytes for this Monday..…more
Walking around a department store isn’t the only time you’re being tracked while you shop. If you’ve ever visited a web page and seen an advertisement for the exact same pair of shoes you were looking at on a different web page…more
First and foremost, this is Veterans’ Day in the US. Let’s take a moment to thank all of those who served and who still serve, and honor the memory of those who gave their all. Businesses are offering special deals to veterans…more
If you’ve ever dealt with that pushy salesperson at Bed, Bath & Beyond who won’t take your word for it that you’re just browsing and not ready to commit to a high-end home espresso machine, you know that being followed around at…more
We have published prior advisories concerning the development by the National Institute of Standards and Technology of a cybersecurity “Framework” intended to be adopted by owners of critical infrastructure to enhance the…more
The FTC has announced that, as a result of the recent shut down of the agency, the Commission has voted unanimously to extend the public comment periods for two recent proposals under the COPPA Rule. Specifically, the public…more
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has published its preliminary cybersecurity “Framework” that it was directed to develop in Executive Order 13636. The Executive Order requires that NIST develop and…more
On October 22, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) published a preliminary cybersecurity “Framework” that it was directed to develop in Executive Order 13636. The Executive Order requires that NIST develop…more
Or….why are health care institutions still leaving laptops containing PHI unencrypted????
The Los Angeles Times (the “Times”) reported this week the theft of two laptops from an administrative office of hospital group…more
Last fall the Federal Trade Commission brought cases against a software developer and rent-to-own stores that secretly monitored people in their homes. The developer provided the stores with software that had a “Detective Mode”…more
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