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Archive for December, 2014

China condemns cyber attacks…

Posted by Johnny Lee on December 24, 2014

China condemns cyber attacks…

…but it’s quick to point out that there is “no proof” that North Korea hacked Sony.

http://ow.ly/GiFOx

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Can Sony stop media from publishing hack stories?

Posted by Johnny Lee on December 23, 2014

Can Sony stop media from publishing hack stories?

Short version: Nope…First Amendment affords broad protection.

http://ow.ly/Gj6ca

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InfoGraphic: 2014 “The Year of the Hack”

Posted by Johnny Lee on December 23, 2014

InfoGraphic: 2014 “The Year of the Hack”…

Great visualization of worst corporate hacks, both this year & years past

http://ow.ly/FZXEh

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Interesting perspective on how Europe’s data privacy regime is becoming the world’s default setting…

Posted by Johnny Lee on December 22, 2014

Interesting perspective on how Europe’s data privacy regime is becoming the world’s default setting…

http://nyti.ms/1wQROFr

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Great summary on recent foray into NY DFS Privacy regulations…

Posted by Johnny Lee on December 19, 2014

Great summary on recent foray into NY DFS #Privacy regulation via my colleague Brad Mirkin @mirkinb @NixonPeabodyLLP

http://ow.ly/G00Wt

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Does the HHS $150k settlement with Anchorage Community Mental Health Services…

Posted by Johnny Lee on December 19, 2014

Does the HHS $150k settlement with Anchorage Community Mental Health Services raise the bar for “successful” HIPAA compliance?

. . . . includes reviewing systems for unpatched vulnerabilities and unsupported software that can leave patient information susceptible to malware and other risks.”

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Are you protecting your Organization’s Brand?

Posted by Johnny Lee on December 18, 2014

Are you protecting your Organization’s Brand?

As my friend and colleague Drew Lewis once quipped, “Social Media isn’t just for teenagers and narcissists.” Indeed, most global brands have a robust online branding presence. Just the same, a fascinating study reveals that 40% of Facebook accounts and 20% of Twitter accounts that purport to represent Fortune 100 brands are, in fact, unauthorized…

http://ow.ly/FVUst

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Another banking regulator enters Data Privacy arena…

Posted by Johnny Lee on December 17, 2014

Another banking regulator enters Data Privacy arena…

New York’s Department of Financial Services will examine 96 discrete cybersecurity issues in its future bank examinations. In Superintendent Benjamin Lawsky’s words, this will encourage a “laser-like focus on [cybersecurity] by both banks and regulators.”

http://ow.ly/FZ2V0

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Underground black market for stolen data…

Posted by Johnny Lee on December 17, 2014

Underground black market for stolen data…

Great write-up from Symantec on stolen data, malware, and attack services. “The underground market is still booming after recent major data breaches. The price of stolen email accounts has dropped substantially, but the value of other illegal goods and services has remained stable.”

http://ow.ly/FVcNt

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Nearly 60% of CISOs “Outmatched” by adversaries…

Posted by Johnny Lee on December 16, 2014

Nearly 60% of CISOs “Outmatched” by adversaries…

While a majority of CISOs feel “Outmatched” by CyberSecurity adversaries, these statistics aren’t terribly surprising, for most in the industry. That said, there is more to it than just the external threats. One would expect these statistics on that measure alone (using prominent #DataBreach news as a barometer), but many CISOs also point to “government regulations and rules as a major area of concern,” with security leaders responding that regulations and standards “handed down by the government had significantly *INCREASED* their risk over the past three years.” [Emphasis Added]

http://ow.ly/FV7Ey

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