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June 21, 2019
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Last month marked the one-year anniversary of the European Union's General Data Privacy Regulation, or GDPR. Since then, California and New York State have created similar bills aimed at protecting the privacy of their citizens. Nevada has recently enacted a narrow privacy law. Meanwhile, privacy is dead.

Long Live Privacy!

While privacy legislation seems like common...

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June 6, 2019
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HBO's hit series Game of Thrones is now history, but it will live on in the hearts, minds and social media interactions of its followers for some time to come. Before now the only thing GoT fans wanted besides a juicy spoiler was to know who would take the Iron Throne. How it all ended was something hackers spent significant time and effort trying to find out.

And while many (myself included) will continue to debate what the show "means," and will continue to ...

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June 3, 2019
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Quest Diagnostics, a leading American clinical laboratory company, announced today that 11.9 million patients may have been compromised in a vendor-related incident.

A statement released by Quest revealed that an “unauthorized user” had gained access to a system used by American Medical Collection Agency (AMCA), a billing vendor subcontracted by a Quest contractor called Optum360. Patient Social Security numbers and medical records were potentially compromised. Lab results were not...

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May 29, 2019
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First American Financial Corp. left hundreds of millions of sensitive financial documents unprotected on its website dating back as far as 2003.

The security hole, discovered by Washington real estate developer Ben Shoval and reported by security expert Brian Krebs, allowed anyone with a web browser full access to digitized records related to mortgage deals. Among the leaked information were bank account numbers, Social Security numbers, and scans of driver licenses.

The...

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May 13, 2019
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Microsoft's Outlook.com service suffered a major breach earlier this year. The compromise allowed hackers to potentially access user email accounts, and that was the case for more than six months. This news was no shocker. Outlook has always been, and continues to be a...

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May 2, 2019
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The Government Accountability Office recently released a report that analyzed the results as well as the relative effectiveness of the identity theft services, including insurance, provided to victims of ...

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April 30, 2019
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The Marsh brokerage unit of Marsh and McLennan recently announced a new evaluation process called Cyber Catalyst designed to determine the usefulness of enterprise cyber risk tools.

While this collaboration between insurance companies is unusual, it's not entirely surprising. Cyber insurance is a $4 billion market globally. While...

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April 17, 2019
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On March 20, The Walt Disney Company completed its purchase of 21st Century Fox. The acquisition added huge properties like The Simpsons and National Geographic as well as film...

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April 10, 2019
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Unless you live under a bottle cap rusting on the bottom of Loon Lake, you know that if you're concerned about privacy, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is the gift that keeps on taking.

A week after it landed with a curious (and most likely spurious) thud, Zuckerberg's announcement...

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March 29, 2019
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Florida police officer Leonel Marines resigned after a police investigation revealed the 12-year veteran of the Bradenton Police Department had been using police databases like a dating app to locate potential women for fun and maybe more. He’d been doing it for years.

While it’s surprising this 5-0 Romeo actually got some dates playing fast and loose with his access to...

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