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Data Privacy + Cybersecurity Insider - March 2018 #4

Russians Continue to Attack U.S. Energy and Power Sectors - Late last week, a joint statement by the Department of Homeland Security and the Federal Bureau of Investigation confirmed that the Russian government has been...more

Data Privacy + Cybersecurity Insider - March 2018 #3

Verizon's Protected Health Information Data Breach Report Concludes that Insiders Are Greatest Threat to Health Care Entities - Verizon recently issued its Protected Health Information Data Breach Report, which is always...more

Data Privacy + Cybersecurity Insider - March 2018 #2

Cybersecurity Task Force Launched in Arizona - Arizona Governor Doug Ducey launched the Arizona Cybersecurity Team (ACT) by Executive Order on March 1, 2018. The ACT is comprised of 22 members representing officials from...more

Data Privacy + Cybersecurity Insider - February 2018 #4

U.S. Estimates that Cyber Hacks Cost Up to $109 Billion in 20 - The Council for Economic Advisors (CEA) issued a report this month, entitled “The Cost of Malicious Cyber Activity to the U.S. Economy,” which concludes that...more

Data Privacy + Cybersecurity Insider - February 2018 #3

As of February 15, 2018, banks, insurance companies, and other financial services institutions and licensees regulated by the New York Department of Financial Services (DFS) are required to file their first certification of...more

Data Privacy + Cybersecurity Insider - February 2018 #2

Cisco is warning customers using its Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA) software about a virtual private network (VPN) bug that could "allow an unauthenticated, remote attacker to cause a reload of the affected system or to...more

Data Privacy + Cybersecurity Insider - February 2018

Allscripts Healthcare Solutions Inc. notified its electronic medical record customers last week that a ransomware attack was behind the disruption of service for medical providers. Please see full Publication below for...more

Data Privacy + Cybersecurity Insider - January 2018 #4

A new report issued by the World Economic Forum (WEF) called “Global Risks Report 2018,” lists the threat of cyber-warfare and cyber-attacks affecting the public as the world’s third greatest threat in 2018, only behind...more

Data Privacy + Cybersecurity Insider - January 2018 #3

Think Tank Says Nuclear Missiles Can be Inadvertently Launched Through Cyber-Attacks - Just before the false alarm in Hawaii last weekend when residents were erroneously warned of an impending missile attack, think tank...more

Data Privacy + Cybersecurity Insider - January 2018 #2

Health Care Organizations Saw an 89% Increase in Ransomware in 2017 - Our experience last year is consistent with the conclusion of a new report issued by Cryptonite in its 2017 Health Care Cyber Research Report—that the...more

Data Privacy + Cybersecurity Insider - December 2017

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), one of the watchdogs of the financial services industry, has announced through Acting Director Mick Mulvaney that it will no longer collect personal information of consumers...more

Data Privacy + Cybersecurity Insider - November 2017 #4

Intel has confirmed it has a bug in its remote server management tool. The tool, known as Management Engine, permits administrators of IT systems to access devices remotely to apply updates or troubleshoot problems for users....more

Data Privacy + Cybersecurity Insider - November 2017 #3

We previously warned readers about the Locky ransomware, which is potent and designed to use phishing emails to lure users to click on links and attachments, including pdfs. Now, researchers at Cylance have discovered...more

Data Privacy + Cybersecurity Insider - November 2017 #2

Michigan Governor Rick Snyder has signed into law the Cyber Civilian Corps Act, which established the Michigan Cyber Civilian Corps, dubbed MiC3. The corps has been in existence for three years but not statutorily deployed. ...more

Data Privacy + Cybersecurity Insider - October 2017 #3

Security researchers this week have found a new vulnerability that affects Wi-Fi Protected Access II, also known as WPA2, which is the security protocol used by many wireless networks. The vulnerability, Key Reinstallation...more

Data Privacy + Cybersecurity Insider - October 2017 #2

FBI Issues Flash Alert on Apache Struts Vulnerability - The Apache Struts vulnerability has been mentioned frequently in the media over the past month, as it is believed to have been involved in one of the largest and most...more

Data Privacy + Cybersecurity Insider - October 2017

McAfee Report Lists Health Care Sector as Most Targeted Industry for Cyber-Attacks - In its cybersecurity incident report outlining vulnerabilities for the second quarter of 2017, security firm McAfee lists the health care...more

Consortiq Software System Demonstrates Security For UAS Is Possible

Unmanned aerial systems (UAS or drone) security has become a hot topic not only in the United States, but throughout countries around the world as more UAS hit the skies, increasing the potential for hackers to intercept data...more

U.S. Army Issues Memorandum Banning Use of DJI Products Due to Cybersecurity Issues

Last week, the U.S. Army issued a memorandum discontinuing the use of DJI drone products due to cybersecurity concerns. The memorandum said, “Due to increased awareness of cyber vulnerabilities associated with DJI products,...more

Data Privacy + Cybersecurity Insider - June 2017

The American Institute of CPAs (AICPA), has released a risk management reporting framework intended to "establish a common, underlying language for Cybersecurity risk management reporting — almost akin to US GAAP or IFRS...more

Shareholders’ Derivative Suit Against Home Depot Dismissed

On November 30, 2016, The Home Depot, Inc. (Home Depot) got a victory in the shareholders’ derivative suit filed against it for its alleged failure to institute necessary controls to secure its data relating to its 2014...more

Hackers Cause Consumer Drones to Fall from the Sky

Last week at the PacSec security conference held in Tokyo, a new device capable of fully infiltrating radio-controlled drones was unveiled by researchers. This new device exploits a vulnerability in the frequency-hopping...more

NAIC Releases Draft of Revised Insurance Data Security Model Law for Review

The National Association of Insurance Commissioners’ (NAIC) Cybersecurity Task Force released a revised draft of the Insurance Data Security Model Law (Model Law) last week. The Model Law’s goal is to “establish exclusive...more

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