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Data Security Gets “Thumbs Down” in New Study Involving Lost Thumb Drives

Researchers from the University of Illinois, the University of Michigan and Google published “Users Really Do Plug In USB Drives They Find.” The report covers the controlled experiment where researchers placed nearly 300 USB thumb drives around the University of… Continue Reading →

Low-Tech Solutions To High-Tech Cyber Security Problems

IBM and the Ponemon Institute estimate the per-record cost of a data breach reached $154. While there have been a number of studies related to the expense of a data breach, there is little information about the cost of cyber… Continue Reading →

Apple’s Privacy Battle – Early Observations for Litigation and Insurance

The largest privacy case to date is currently pending in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California between Apple and the U.S. Government. This case arises out of a request by the Department of Justice and FBI for… Continue Reading →

Anatomy of a Cyber Fraud Incident: Recent Fraud Impacts Company’s Bottom Line Within a Few Weeks

Cyber incidents are an unfortunate common occurrence in today’s marketplace and can negatively impact a company’s bottom line. A recent cyber incident shows just how quickly that can happen. In January 2016, there were a number of reports concerning a cyber… Continue Reading →

Cyber Risk: Hackers May Score Big at Super Bowl

Super Bowl 50 kicks off this Sunday, February 7 at Levi’s Stadium, Silicon Valley’s high-tech stadium in Santa Clara, CA. Super Bowl fans will be pleasantly surprised to find they are able to tweet, text and e-mail without any problems,… Continue Reading →

Place Your Bets: Casino Sues Data Security Investigator After Breach

This article was originally published in Advisen’s Front Page News on January 20, 2016. A recently filed lawsuit by a casino will place a spotlight on the services provided by data security investigators and the expectations of those looking to… Continue Reading →

Uber and Lyft Demonstrate How Cybersecurity Changes the Way Businesses Deal With Each Other and Customers

As the number of hacks and breaches increase in the news, people are not just becoming more accepting of data breaches, they are expecting to see data breaches. Now businesses are also expecting to see their competitors attempt to hack them…. Continue Reading →

Anonymous and Other Hackers vs. ISIS: Cyber Security Implications

Less than 24 hours after the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) killed more than 100 people in Paris, the hacking group Anonymous used an unverified video declaring war on ISIS. In a video posted to YouTube, an Anonymous… Continue Reading →

New Study and Recent Criminal Conviction Sheds Light on the “Malicious Insiders” Threat

While large cyber attacks and data breaches may get the headlines, a recent study prepared by the Ponemon Institute and Hewlett-Packard and a recent criminal conviction of a Los Angeles Times reporter that disclosed corporate passwords on a hacker website serve… Continue Reading →

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