Privacy Risk Report



A Safe Prediction for 2017: Cyber Security Laws Will Change on January 1, 2017

As 2016 draws to a close, predictions for 2017 regarding cyber security have already been made (some are discussed below). However, the Privacy Risk Report will take a safer route and predict, even guarantee, that there will definitely be changes… Continue Reading →

Fallout From Home Depot Breach Continues to Cause Concern for Corporate Officers

High profile data breaches are inevitably followed by a flurry of lawsuits, including derivative lawsuits filed by those companies’ shareholders. However, derivative suits have not found success and are frequently dismissed at the early stages of the lawsuit. Earlier this… Continue Reading →

Walk the Plank: Court Finds Pirated Cable Programming Not “Data” in Multimedia Liability Policy

In Ellicott City Cable LLC v. AXIS Ins. Co., the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland held the term “data” did not include cable television programming that was accessed without DirecTV’s authorization. The definition of “data” became the… Continue Reading →

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 →

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