Category Archives: Data Breach

Beating an Old Drum

It’s the end of what has already been a tough year for data security.  And the news just got worse.  South Carolina has announced that its Department of Revenue suffered a major breach.  The breach is so massive, in fact that more … Continue reading

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“You Can’t Unring That Bell!” – What is a”Data Breach” and When Should I Notify?

There are currently over 45 state breach notification laws, several data protection laws, and numerous regulations including PCI DSS, HIPAA/HITECH, FISMA, and more.  I frequently find myself working with companies on data breach notification plans.  One of the more interesting … Continue reading

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“Bow-Chicka-Bow-Wow!” – Privacy Failure of Photobucket Can Make You a Porn Star!

For those who like to use the popular photo sharing site Photobucket to share (ahem)..”private” pictures may want to take action immediately.  According to an article on CNN, a privacy flaw in the way Photobucket allows users to share photos … Continue reading

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“August 2012 TransactionWorld Magazine” – Chris & Heather Mark’s Articles

Chris and Heather Mark both have articles in the August 2012 issue of TransactionWorld Magazine.  Chris’ is titled: “The Impact of the Fortress Mentality  & Today’s Compliance Strategies” while Heather’s is titled: “After the Compromise; Security Incident Response and Mitigating … Continue reading

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“…our own policies were not followed…”; Apple and Amazon Hacks

This past week, tech writer Matt Honan (of Wired) had his Amazon and Apple accounts hacked and his “…digital life destroyed”.  You can read his first hand account here.  The hacker did not use any special technology rather was able … Continue reading

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