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Tag Archives: data breaches

At Last! A Reporter Who Understands Cybersecurity

– We are bombarded with TV news, newspaper articles, blogs, comments, and the like, about cybersecurity. Most reporters seem to be in awe of the attackers (sophisticated criminals and nation states, for the most part) and sympathetic to the victims. After all, so it goes, the attackers are so clever…

The Bankers and the Lawmen Should be Cyber Friends

– When I read Matthew Goldstein’s February 24, 2015 article “Wall St. and Law Firms Plan Cooperative Body to Bolster Online Security,” in the DealB%k section of The New York Times, I was reminded of the song from Rogers and Hammerstein’s “Oklahoma” about how farmers and cowmen should get…

Convenience vs. Data Breaches … Avoidance is an Answer

– In “If You’re Collecting Our Data, You Ought to Protect It” in the Business Section of The New York Times of February 17, 2013, Natasha Singer describes how a data breach involving the personal nonpublic information of some 40,000 current and former NASA employees was preceded by an…

Data Leak! Data Leak! … Copy

– There was an interesting May 18, 2010 article by the CBS Interactive staff with the title “Photocopier fallout: Congress, FTC ‘concerned’” available at http://news.cnet.com/8301-1009_3-20005277-83.html?tag=mncol;title  The article describes how electronic versions of all documents copied…

Insider Threat – Not Knowing That You Don’t Know What You Don’t Know

– In my column “All the Way from RSA,” posted on April 5, 2010, I refer to the article “France Got Stolen HSBC Data” by Deborah Ball and David Gauthier-Villars in the Money and Investing section of The Wall Street Journal published on March 12, 2010. Not only does this appear to be a case of…