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Cybersecurity Threats May Impact Your Digital Health

Posted in Consumer Privacy/FTC, Cybersecurity, Data breach, Data Protection and Competition, Health Information

As the healthcare industry continues to embrace the Internet of Things, cybersecurity may present unprecedented health and privacy risks to patients. Wireless-enabled medical devices are increasingly common. For some patients, this means that their hearts are, quite literally, connected … Continue Reading

Industry Insight: Information Governance – Leverage Your Business Intelligence and Reduce Risk

Posted in Cybersecurity, Data breach, Data Protection and Competition

The goal is to turn data into information, and information into insight.” – Carly Fiorina, former CEO, Hewlett-Packard Co.

The most valuable asset of every organization is information. Organizing, analyzing and optimizing this complex source of business intelligence … Continue Reading

A Storm Brews: Retailers Push Back Against Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards

Posted in Data breach, Financial Services Information Management, FTC enforcement, Retail

As businesses and financial institutions grapple with data security in the wake of high profile breaches, tensions between retailers and the credit card industry over the creation and implementation of security standards appear to be growing. The disagreements between these … Continue Reading

8th Circuit: Financial Institution Bond Provides Coverage for Fraudulent Wire Transfers

Posted in Cyber Insurance, Cybersecurity, Data breach

With policyholders facing increased losses from hacking and business email compromise, insurers are fighting hard to escape their obligations under financial institution bonds, crime policies and cyber insurance policies. In a case that  bolsters policyholders seeking coverage for digital fraud, … Continue Reading

ERISA and Cybersecurity

Posted in Cybersecurity, Data breach

Employee benefit plan data stored online may include participants’ names and Social Security numbers, account information and protected health information (PHI), all of which are inviting targets for hackers. Highly-publicized data breaches in recent years have called attention to the … Continue Reading

Revenge of the Dorks: Their Time Has Come and They Might be Malicious

Posted in Cybersecurity, Data breach, Financial Services Information Management, Privacy

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Oxford English Dictionary:  ‘dork,’ informal, A dull, slow-witted or socially inept person.

Wikipedia: ‘Google Dorking,’ a computer hacking technique that uses Google Search and other Google applications to find security holes in the configuration and computer … Continue Reading

2016: A Turning Point For Personal Data Protection

Posted in Cybersecurity, Data breach, Data portability, Data retention, E-commerce, EU Data Protection, Identity Theft, Legislation, Notification, Privacy, Privacy by default, Surveillance

In 2015, a number of high-profile media and political events and several legal cases raised questions about personal data protection in the European Union. 2016 looks to be a pivotal year for reforms in personal data protection, including issues related … Continue Reading