02 Nov 2017

Should you Trust your Fax?

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Habits are often hard to break. Some professional offices, particularly in the health care sector, when there is a need to send something private, send by fax. Their belief is, if they send by fax, the transmission is secure and private (HIPAA compliant). While they may have maintained this way of communicating out of habit or by policy, the environment in which they are communicating has changed. No longer, at the receiving end, are people receiving... Read more...

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09 Oct 2017

Wilmer Hale (Accidentally) Sends WSJ Client Strategy

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A staffer at Wilmer Hale, one of the world’s largest and most prestigious law firms, sent client confidential SEC-Whistleblower strategies of PepsiCo, their client, to the Wall Street Journal by accident. How could this happen? Human error, they claim. In this situation, the staffer was sending the internal client secret memo to other staffers and accidentally added a person at the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) as one of the recipients. It appears the... Read more...

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28 Sep 2017

$4 Billion: The True Cost of a Data Breach

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Equifax has lost over $4 Billion or about 25% of its market value as well as the CEO, CIO and Chief Security Officer, following the data breach announced in early September. Over 50 class action lawsuits have already been filed against the Company and there may be a congressional investigation into the breach. Consumers whose data was stolen will spend time and money ensuring that their financial data is secure. They will be spending sleepless nights... Read more...

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14 Sep 2017

Russian “Finstas” Inspired by U.S. Teenagers

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There is more than “fake news” circulating the Internet to promote propaganda or peddle “influencer” tastes. It’s time to face the potential reality of what you read…“Finstas” are fake Instagram accounts typically set up by US teenagers so that they can expose more “interesting” photos among their close friends and keep their real Instagram account limited to their casual followers (including their parents, their school and... Read more...

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12 Sep 2017

Your Face is Your Password

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Your Face is Your Password Biometric data may soon be replacing passwords on a large scale. We’re not just talking about fingerprints.  Google, Samsung and Apple, among others, are working to integrate eye scans, face and head shape, voice recognition and even body movement into their security features. The new iPhone 8 will offer some of these features. Source The Samsung Galaxy Note8 also offers facial recognition software, but the security... Read more...

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