16 Nov 2017

The Certified Mail Envelope Was Empty

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You show up in court with a US Certified Mail “Green Card” delivery receipt, evidence that supposedly proves you delivered a timely notice. The other party simply stands up and says quizzically, “Sure we got the certified letter, but no one in our office could figure out why we were sent an empty envelope!” And of course, there’s no proof of what was or wasn’t inside the envelope. Did the mail room attendant or administrator forget to... Read more...

09 Nov 2017

Who is Alice?

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Most technology (software and biotech) entrepreneurs and R&D engineers that toil over pioneering true innovation have come to know Alice. Alice is quite moody, and those that have invested buckets of sweat and their cash savings into creating new innovation in America now pray that Alice’s moodiness does not someday cause all of their hard work to become public domain (free) technology; eliminating any hope for the innovator to recover their... Read more...

28 Sep 2017

$4 Billion: The True Cost of a Data Breach

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...

01 May 2017

EU’s GDPR: Bigger than Macron or Le Pen

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The biggest unifying force in Europe may be cybersecurity regulation. Despite Brexit and the wavering EU support in France, all 28 EU member states are implementing the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which goes into effect in May, 2018.  GDPR will standardize cybersecurity across all 28 member states, including the UK, Brexit or not. GDPR aims to protect the rights and data of any EU citizen or resident by requiring those companies who... Read more...

20 Apr 2017

United Airlines and David Beckham — When Emails Leak

What do United Airlines and footballer David Beckham have in common? Disastrous leaked emails. In these recent cases, the leaked emails appear to be legitimate, though Beckham claims some of the leaked emails were “doctored.” But how do we know that leaked email messages discussed in news stories and tabloid columns are actually authentic?   United Airlines’ PR Nightmare   United Airlines’ CEO Oscar Munoz appears to have dug himself... Read more...

13 Apr 2017

Data Privacy Compliance Audits Target Small Businesses

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As consumer awareness of data privacy issues increases, companies that don’t take their clients’ data privacy seriously are getting hit harder and harder. In healthcare, a Florida healthcare provider paid a $5.5 million fine (a HIPAA record) earlier this year for allowing more than 115,000 patient records to be improperly accessed and disclosed. Last year, Ashley Madison paid almost $1.6 million to settle charges related to Federal Trade Commission... Read more...

06 Apr 2017

AT&T and Comcast hit the Motherlode with Internet Privacy Repeal

This week, the President approved a measure that removes internet privacy restrictions for Internet Service Providers (ISPs) who connect millions of consumers and businesses to the Internet through wireline and wireless connections. Privacy advocates and late-night talk show hosts have voiced their outrage over this “internet privacy repeal”. But what is actually at stake? What do ISPs know about their users? ISPs like AT&T, Comcast and Verizon,... Read more...

19 Jan 2017

RPost Year-in-Review, Trends & Outlook

The RPost team thanks you, our community of users, customers, partners, shareholders, and advocates, for another exciting year at RPost. Your support enables the RPost team to continue innovating for our customers, and to maintain RPost as a worldwide leader in cyber security, compliance, and productivity solutions. Each year, we find it useful to reflect on our company’s mission and discuss the steps RPost is taking to further that mission for... Read more...

19 Jan 2017

Tech Trends to Expect in 2017 – Part 3 of 3

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We hope you are enjoying the “Tech Trends to Expect in 2017″ series. Last week, we made the second of three weekly predictions on technology trends we think will manifest in 2017. Here’s our third and final prediction of the series: Prediction 3: Cybersecurity will be a primary purchase driver for consumers shopping for professional services Consumers are becoming more sophisticated about cybersecurity. They are attuned to news about... Read more...

26 Jul 2016

DNC Leak: Russian Hackers or Inside Job?

…and does it change the result? Who is responsible for the recent Democratic National Committee (“DNC”) hack and resulting emails published on WikiLeaks? Russian hackers are suspected and the FBI is investigating, but Russia adamantly denies involvement. The hackers could be from the same group who stole DNC’s oppositional research about Republican Presidential nominee Donald Trump in mid-June. Perhaps, the perpetrator is simply a DNC employee... Read more...