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Video Interview: Discussing The Target Data Breach With LXBN TV (Video Content)
Following up on my recent commentary on the Target data breach, I had an opportunity to discuss its fallout in a video interview with Colin O’Keefe of LXBN.
United States
13 Jan 2014
TARGETed For A Breach – And Now TARGETed For Litigation
On Thursday, TARGET announced that it had been the victim of a cyber attack in which hackers stole data on credit and debit cards of as many as 40 million customers who made purchases at the height of the holiday shopping season.
United States
2 Jan 2014
Europe, The Cloud, And The New York Times
The "New York Times" recently ran a story arguing that, after the Snowden revelations, Europe would have to build its own cloud computing industry to protect European privacy.
European Union
23 Oct 2013
The DPA For The USA
Officials in the EU often deride the lack of a national data protection authority in the US.
United States
22 Oct 2013
Breach Protection
All too often, companies that have been victimized by data breaches are being blamed by regulators and class action lawyers for not doing more to prevent the breaches.
United States
23 Sep 2013
Would You Be Ready? Is Your Company Doing Enough To Prevent, And Mitigate The Costs Of, A Data Breach?
Earlier this year, Schnuck Markets Inc. announced that it had been the victim of a data breach that potentially affected 2.4 million customers.
United States
5 Sep 2013
Cloud Computing: The US versus The EU
European cloud providers have tried for years to gain a competitive advantage in the European market over U.S.-based counterparts by claiming that content stored with European providers is more protected from government access than data stored with U.S. companies.
United States
27 Jul 2013
EU Data Protection – The Inconvenient Truth
In the wake of the leaks about the NSA’s PRISM program and domestic data collection activities, EU officials have, quite predictably, raised alarms that the NSA’s programs pose a grave threat to the privacy of EU citizens.
European Union
12 Jul 2013
Cloudy With A Chance Of Exploitation
With all the controversy surrounding the leaks regarding the PRISM program, there is at least one constituency that is likely rejoicing — Europe-based cloud computing companies.
United States
21 Jun 2013
"I’m Shocked—Shocked—To Find That Surveillance Is Going On In Here."
If Congress now collectively determines that it didn't realize what it was authorizing back in 2008, or thinks the intelligence community has gone too far, it can a) eliminate or cut back on the program, or b) exercise more rigorous oversight to make sure the program stays within bounds.
United States
17 Jun 2013
Location, Location, Location
The Geolocation Privacy and Surveillance Act is one of several pieces of legislation that would require law enforcement to obtain a warrant based on probable cause whenever it seeks location information.
United States
6 Jun 2013
Hacking Hollywood
A discussion on how Chinese cyberspionage could affect Hollywood.
United States
15 Mar 2013
White House Issues Executive Order On Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity
A discussion on President Obama recently signing an Executive Order on Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity.
United States
25 Feb 2013
They Really Don’t Know Clouds At All
Every new computing technology seems to bring with it a privacy flap, and it is now the turn of cloud computing to be in the spotlight.
United States
18 Feb 2013
Anonymous Attacks Again
Anonymous has hacked the website of the US Sentencing Commission.
United States
1 Feb 2013
Iran Targets US Banks, While Privacy Groups Target NSA
The wave of service disruptions to several major US financial institutions are widely attributed to Iran.
United States
18 Jan 2013
FTC’s Online Privacy Campaign Goes Into High Gear
The Federal Trade Commission is really on a roll these days.
United States
3 Jan 2013
Using Personal Phone Devices At Work
ACAS has published brief guidance on the use of smartphones and other devices at work.
16 Nov 2012
Deleting Personal Data
The Information Commissioner's office has published guidance on deleting and archiving electronically stored personal data under the Data Protection Act 1988.
16 Nov 2012
Rethinking Cybersecurity, Retribution, And The Role Of The Private Sector
In upcoming testimony before the House Homeland Security Committee, I’ll be assessing the Department of Homeland Security, with particular focus on cybersecurity.
United States
21 Sep 2012
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