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Data Breach

VTech Hack Leaves Millions Of Parents -- And Their Kids -- Exposed

Reuters | Lorenzo Ligato | Posted 11.30.2015 | Technology

The theft of toy maker VTech Holdings Ltd's database highlights a growing problem with basic cyber security measures at small, non-financial companie...

The Not-So-Secret Service: What Your Company Can Learn From the Rep. Chaffetz Scandal

Tom Garrubba | Posted 10.21.2015 | Business
Tom Garrubba

How can your company learn from the U.S. Secret Service's mistakes? Start by developing basic information security guidelines with respect to who can access sensitive data (such as personnel files or other confidential data) within your organization.

Hilton and Trump Hotel Breaches: What You Need to Know | Posted 10.07.2015 | Travel

By Jocelyn Baird, If you thought credit card breaches were limited to restaurants and retail stores, you were unfortunately mistaken...

Inside The Hunt For The Uber Hacker

Reuters | Alexandra Ma | Posted 10.08.2015 | Technology

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 8 (Reuters) - Eight months after disclosing a major data breach, ride service Uber is focusing its legal efforts on learning more ...

4.6 Million Customers Affected in Scottrade Breach: Are You One of Them? | Posted 10.06.2015 | Business

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month, and it's off to a pretty dismal start. Following the Experian breach announcement on Oct. 2 that affected 15 million T-Mobile customers, retail brokerage Scottrade announced it had discovered a breach in one of its systems.

Experian Breach Exposes 15 Million T-Mobile Customers, Applicants' Information: What You Need to Know | Posted 10.07.2015 | Business

If you've applied for a T-Mobile phone plan within the past two years, there's a high chance your information may have been breached by Experian -- one of the three major credit bureaus.

Former DHS Director Chertoff: 'You Can't Have Privacy Without Security'

The Huffington Post | Alexander Howard | Posted 10.03.2015 | Technology

If you can’t lock your door, you can’t maintain the privacy of your home. If you can’t encrypt your phone, you can’t keep you...

Don't Collect What You Can't Protect

Christopher Burgess | Posted 10.16.2015 | Technology
Christopher Burgess

The mantra of every corporation should be, "Don't collect what you can't protect." It should matter not if you are the CEO of very large corporati...

Comcast To Pay $33 Million Over Privacy Breach

AP | Alexandra Ma | Posted 09.18.2015 | Technology

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Cable operator Comcast has settled with California authorities and agreed to pay $33 million for accidentally publishing the name...

The Medical Identity Theft Apocalypse? Fear the Walking Files

Adam Levin | Posted 09.17.2015 | Technology
Adam Levin

Criminal cyber attacks on health care information repositories have increased 125 percent since 2010. With the announcement of the Excellus breach last week, the total number of big-headline medical information compromises reported in 2015 had crossed the mind-blowing demarcation line of 100 million files.

How's Your Data Security? The FTC Now Wants to Know

Gene Marks | Posted 09.02.2015 | Business
Gene Marks

Are you taking "reasonable steps to secure sensitive consumer information"? I certainly hope so. If not, the U.S. government can now come after you.

The Ashley Madison Hack: A Privacy Issue, Not an Adultery Issue

Patrick Ambron | Posted 08.21.2015 | Technology
Patrick Ambron

While on the surface this may seem like a deserved day of reckoning for exposed adulterers, it speaks to a much larger privacy issue that concerns everyone. We live our entire lives online, and our actions there hinge on the promise of privacy.

Top Official Resigns Amid News Of Major Data Breach

Reuters | Posted 07.10.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON, July 10 (Reuters) - The chief of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management, Katherine Archuleta, is resigning in the aftermath of computer h...

Hackers Stole Social Security Numbers From 21.5 Million People In Recent Data Breach, U.S. Says

Reuters | Posted 07.10.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON, July 9 (Reuters) - Data breaches at the U.S. government's personnel management agency by hackers, with suspicions centering on China, invo...

Why You Need to Add Third Parties Into Your Business Resiliency Equation

Tom Garrubba | Posted 07.09.2015 | Business
Tom Garrubba

You'll never know where the next "hit" is going to come from, but if or when it does, the efforts brought into it should certainly pay off.

Federal Government Data Breach Being Investigated As National Security Matter

Reuters | Posted 06.05.2015 | Politics

By Andrea Shalal and Matt Spetalnick WASHINGTON, June 5 (Reuters) - Data stolen from U.S. government computers by suspected Chinese hackers include...

This Is Why The Government Needs Better Online Security, Now

Posted 06.04.2015 | Technology

What should have been a trustworthy digital service has been compromised, in the latest sign that the U.S. government can't be relied upon to keep the...

Senate Panel Says Recent White House Data Breach Contained Personal Information

Reuters | Peter Cooney | Posted 05.03.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON, May 3 (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate Commerce Committee has written President Barack Obama over concerns that a recently reported data breach...

Anthem Hack Exposes 80 Million Individuals: How to Protect Yourself | Posted 04.08.2015 | Technology

Health insurance provider Anthem announced late Wednesday, Feb. 4 that it had experienced a massive security breach which exposed the information of up to 80 million of its current and former customers, as well as employees.

POS Breaches in 2015: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Joe Ross | Posted 03.16.2015 | Technology
Joe Ross

Take the time to find out when you can receive a debit and/or credit card with chip-and-pin technology from your financial institution. While it likely will get worse before it gets better, merchants and financial institutions are taking baby steps toward a more secure payment future.

Dana Liebelson

Obama Asks Congress For Stricter Laws On Data Hacking And Privacy | Dana Liebelson | Posted 01.12.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- On Monday, President Barack Obama urged Congress to pass new measures to protect Americans online, including requiring U.S. companies to...

10 Consumer Trends and Implications for Marketing Practice in 2015

Jenny Darroch | Posted 03.07.2015 | Business
Jenny Darroch

As a marketing professor and therefore an active researcher, I pay close attention to changes in consumption and how these changes might impact marketing strategy. Below, I outline ten observations related to consumer trends and offer questions for you to contemplate as you fine-tune your marketing strategies for 2015.

Here's How the New Chip-and-PIN Credit Cards Could Be DOA

Adam Levin | Posted 12.31.2014 | Technology
Adam Levin

Whether the hackers banked a false sense of security at the institutional level, knowing that the protocols might be deemed an unnecessary expense, or the recent attacks are merely part of the chip card learning curve, this latest technology is only as good as its implementation.

Do You Need ID Theft Insurance or Credit Monitoring?

Jason Alderman | Posted 12.29.2014 | Money
Jason Alderman

Do you want to monitor your own credit (which is free but time-consuming) or hand off the task to a third party and pay hundreds of dollars? Either way, make sure it gets done.

Data-Breach Fatigue: Consumers Pay the Highest Price | Posted 12.16.2014 | Business

The more breaches consumers go through without experiencing any direct and tangible financial consequences, the less likely they are to care or worry about the next breach, or the next one, or the one after that, to the point that data breaches won't even be news to anyone anymore. And that could result in huge risks all around.