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Spotlight: ShardSecure on Protecting Data At Rest Without Encryption

Host Paul Roberts speaks with Mark Blackmer of ShardSecure about that company’s new approach to protecting data at rest, which relies on fragmenting and scattering data to make it impossible to...

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If Your Disclosure of a Data Breach Was  “Late,” You May Have to Litigate

A professional accounting firm in Illinois received an unwanted holiday “gift” in the form of a class action complaint stemming from its alleged failure to secure personally identifiable information (PII) and...

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District Court Enforces DOL Investigative Subpoena Against Plan Service Provider Concerning Alleged Cybersecurity Breaches

A federal District Court judge in Illinois sided with the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) in ordering Alight Solutions, LLC, an ERISA plan services provider, to comply with an administrative subpoena...

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OCR Cybersecurity Newsletter Focuses on Controlling Access to ePHI

The Office of Civil Rights (OCR) of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services recently issued its Summer 2021 Cybersecurity Newsletter, which focuses on controlling access to electronic personal health...

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Privacy Tip #292 – Some Mint Mobile Users’ Information Compromised

Mint Mobile notified a “small number” of customers last weekend that their personal information was compromised between June 8 and June 10, when a threat actor ported the phone numbers of...

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Las Vegas’ University Medical Center Hit with REvil Ransomware

University Medical Center in Las Vegas announced that it recently became the victim of a ransomware attack by REvil, a well-known threat actor that has attacked many hospitals and health systems...

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Dispute Over Data Leak Highlights Legal Risks for UK Researchers

An expensive, months-long legal tussle between a UK engineer and a healthcare non-profit is spurring calls for reform to the country’s 30 year-old Computer Misuse Act, which Dyke and others contend...

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Episode 212: China’s Stolen Data Economy (And Why We Should Care)

In this episode of the podcast (#212), Brandon Hoffman, the CISO of Intel 471 joins us to discuss that company’s latest report that looks at China’s diversified marketplace for stolen data...

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Episode 211: Scrapin’ ain’t Hackin’. Or is it?

Is scraping the same as hacking or just an example of “zealous” use of a social media platform? And if it isn’t considered hacking…should it be? As more and more online...

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Phishing at the California State Controller’s Office

The California State Controller’s Office (SCO) was recently a victim of phishing. According to its website, an employee of the SCO’s Unclaimed Property Division clicked on a link in an email,...

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