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Some Data Breaches are “Ordinary”

– Given enough time and a large number of events, it seems that we eventually become inured to major incidents. At least that is what you would think if you read David E. Sanger’s article “Countering Cyberattacks without a Playbook” in The New York Times of December 24, 2014. Here is what…

Yet Another Case of Third-Party Breach Discovery

– On the front page of the Business Day section of The New York Times of November 1, 2014, is an article by Matthew Goldstein and Nicole Perlroth with the title “Luck Helped in Discovery of Breach at JPMorgan.” It never ceases to amaze me how few publicized data breaches are actually discovered…

China Chamber Hack

– Siobhan Gorman is back in strong form on the front page of the December 21, 2011 Wall Street Journal with her article “China Hackers Hit U.S. Chamber,” which suggests at first glance that  hackers made from porcelain were successfully thrown into some U.S. person’s bedroom. However, the…

Blaming the CISO … Yet Again

– Update:  Since I began writing this column, which discussed AT&T’s iPad issue, AT&T was reported to have experienced another privacy breach, this time during the heavy use of its registration site when the latest model of the iPhone became available. This was reported in The Wall Street…

Net-Witness of the Persecution

– There is an interesting article in the February 18, 2010 Wall Street Journal by Siobhan Gorman, with the title “Hackers Attack 2,411 Firms: Global Offensive Snagged Corporate, Personal Data; Operation Is Still Running.” It describes how staff of the security services firm, NetWitness,…