Tips to implement an effective social media policy

Posted on Jul 05 2011 by

A well-crafted social media policy with clear guidelines addressing these and other risks can substantially reduce the number of data breach incidents related to social media use.


Is a national data breach notification law finally within reach?

Posted on Jun 28 2011 by

The White House recently released a comprehensive cyber-security policy proposal, and with it raised new hopes that a streamlined solution around data breach notification is finally at hand.


Scam report: Insider fraud

Posted on Jun 21 2011 by

According to a Report to the Nations on Occupational Fraud and Abuse, in 2009, the average company lost nearly 5% of its revenue to fraud perpetrated by employees.


Cyber liability insurance: 5 fast facts

Posted on Jun 14 2011 by

In this daunting time of high-wire cyber attacks, when even the most trusted brands are falling prey to tireless hackers, there’s no such thing as being too prepared.


Law vs. Technology: Which stops more breaches?

Posted on Jun 07 2011 by

With the recent rash of highly newsworthy data breaches, headlined by the Sony PlayStation Network breach that impacted 77+ million subscribers, there’s been much hand-wringing over how to best ensure the protection of customer privacy.


The high cost of data breaches just got higher

Posted on May 31 2011 by

In an effort to make data breaches even more unpalatable and motivate companies to strengthen their security practices, the Federal Trade Commission is beginning to levy punishments for security holes that invite intrusions.


8 insights into the underground fraud economy

Posted on May 24 2011 by

These days, the fraud economy has matured to a point where it is run like a global marketplace, with specialists for every aspect of fraud – from identity thieves to the consumers of stolen identities.


Data breaches – to prepare or not to prepare? The answer is simple.

Posted on May 17 2011 by

All data breaches have two things in common: the need for prompt resolution and the need for a robust preparedness plan.


Breach notification in three easy steps

Posted on May 10 2011 by

In a recent report, Ernst and Young noted that stronger breach notification requirements are among the top privacy trends for 2011. Governments around the world are enacting or tightening regulations around breach notification, and within the U.S., individual state laws around data breach notification have had a tremendous impact on data security.


Are we suffering from breach notification fatigue?

Posted on May 03 2011 by

With numerous different breaches affecting so many people as of late, millions of consumers are receiving emails from trusted brands noting that customer emails (and perhaps other information) have been compromised, so consumers should be wary of future emails that may appear to be sent from them.