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On June 27, 2017, the law firm DLA Piper (“law firm”) found itself to be one of many of targets of a recent global cyber attack. The attack reportedly did not compromise any client data.  Reports indicate that, even though email… Continue Reading →

Use of Biometric Data Enters the Courts

The Privacy Risk Report has previously reported on the necessity to safeguard personal information such as names, addresses, social security numbers and credit card information to avoid risk resulting from data breaches. The latest trend we are seeing now involves… Continue Reading →

Recent Litigation Provides Example of Password Being Possibly Too Safe

It is evident that password security is one economical way to decrease the chances of a cyber incident, but recent litigation sheds light on a situation involving a password having too much protection. The American College of Education (ACE), which… Continue Reading →

Industrial Internet of Things: The Good, The Bad And The Ugly

This article originally appeared on November 3, 2016 in the Horton Group’s newsletter. The term “Internet of Things” (IoT) refers to networks of “smart” devices (including appliances, vehicles, watches and toys) that collect and exchange data over the internet. In… Continue Reading →

Casino’s Lawsuit Shows High Stakes for Breach Response

In January 2016, Affinity Gaming (Affinity), the owner of several casinos, filed a complaint in the District Court of Nevada against Trustwave Holdings, Inc. (Trustwave), a data security investigator, for Trustwave’s work in securing data after Affinity suffered a data breach…. Continue Reading →

Mozilla’s Firefox Browser Code Creates Privacy Issues in Criminal Proceeding

While the dispute between Apple and the Department of Justice over terrorists’ iPhones appears to have come to a conclusion, it is clear that we can expect to see privacy issues continue to develop between the government and private sector…. 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 →

Hackers See You When You’re Sleeping–Hackers Know When You’re Awake: Major Data Breach Involving Children’s Information and Pictures Calls Smart Toys Further Into Question

As we go into the holiday shopping season, many questions arise about whether “smart toys,” which store sensitive data regarding children, are secure from hackers. Children are high-valued targets for hackers because they have clean credit reports and their credit histories likely… 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 →

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