Privacy Risk Report



It May Be Time To Admit That Criminals Will Outpace Privacy Laws

Cyber criminals’ entire business model is based on developing threats faster than the public can develop safeguards.  Privacy laws are fast becoming the first place data collectors look for guidance when they have suffered a cyber attack.  Unfortunately, the legislatures… 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 →

New Survey Indicates State/Local Governments Have Different Cybersecurity Concerns Than The Federal Government

Cybersecurity concerns are no longer just for large retailers, state and local governments are the latest victims in these attacks. A new survey of government security professionals indicates their concern is warranted. MeriTalk, Inc., a company specializing in IT issues for governments, released… Continue Reading →

LONDON CALLING: New Report from Marsh and UK Government Outlines Differences in Approach to Cyber Threats in UK and US

On March 23, 2015, Marsh and the United Kingdom Government released a Report titled: UK Cyber Security: The Role of Insurance in Managing and Mitigating the Risk. The Marsh Report is stated to be “the result of close working between the… Continue Reading →

Cyber-Security Included as a Priority for Securities and Exchange Commission

Last week, the Securities and Exchange Commission’s Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations (“OCIE”) released its examination priorities for 2015. One area of focus will be assessing cybersecurity controls. TheOCIE’s letter to national exchanges sets out its examination approach for the… Continue Reading →

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