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DATA BREACH VICTIMS

- A recent report jointly conducted by Experian and the Ponemon Institute surveyed consumers who were victims of data breaches. In the report, The Aftermath of a Mega Data Breach: Consumer Sentiment, 63 percent of consumers said they believe the company where the data breach occurred should be obligated to provide identity theft protection to affected parties, and 67 percent wanted compensation such as cash, products, or services.

CORRUPTION

- More than one in four people report having paid a bribe in the last 12 months when interacting with key public institutions and services and governments are not perceived as doing enough to hold the corrupt accountable. In the 2013 Global Corruption Barometer, Transparency International breaks down how widespread corruption is globally and how individual countries are handling the problem.

DATA BREACHES

- Verizon identified nine patterns that describe 92 percent of the confirmed data breaches it collected in 2013. Learn about these patterns and gain insight into cyber espionage and denial-of-service attacks in the company’s 2014 Data Breach Investigations Report.

LEADERSHIP GAP

- A new report from an international executive search company describes a global leadership shortage. Conducted by Stanton Chase International, the research behind 2013 Global Industrial Strategy Survey: Planning for 2014 and Beyond finds a lack of leaders with vision, high-level strategic thinking ability, and global leadership skills.

SECURITY CLEARANCES

- The U.S. government is moving to make continuous evaluation part of the security clearance process beginning this fall. The U.S. Office of Management and Budget illustrates the timeline for implementation in its Suitability and Security Processes Review, a report to President Barack Obama that was released in February 2014.

Privacy

- Australia has enacted a new amendment that will broaden the definition of personal information and require more transparency from organizations on how that personal information is stored. The new law, The Privacy Regulation 2013, is part of the broader Privacy Amendment Act of 2012 and applies to companies with revenues of more than AUD 3 million that collect information, such as names, contact details, payment information, or other details related to a specific person, for any purpose.

CPTED Books

- Two newly updated books on Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design, or CPTED, are available now from the ASIS Store. Look for item #2163, the third edition of Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design by Timothy Crowe and updated by Lawrence Fennelly, and item number #2078, the second edition of 21st Century Security and CPTED by Randy Atlas, CPP.

Liability

- A federal court has ruled that the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) can advance with a lawsuit against a hotel group for allegedly failing to safeguard consumers’ personal information. The FTC accused the Wyndham Worldwide Corporation of failing to implement adequate security in its computer system, which led to three data breaches between April 2008 and January 2010.

Cybersecurity

- The 2014 Security Threat Report from Sophos explores the latest trends in cybersecurity and the most malicious threats to enterprises, government, and individuals on a global scale. The report looks at risks like targeted threats to financial accounts, Android malware, and the end of support updates for Microsoft’s Windows XP operating system.

A Plan to Stem Extremism

- Since 9-11, there have been more than 200 U.S.-based al Qaeda violent extremists arrested over a combination of 60-plus attempted and successful plots. In response, the Muslim Public Affairs Council has released the Safe Spaces Initiative: Tools for Developing Healthy Communities to help community leaders prevent extremist ideas from turning into dangerous actions.

Parody

- The National Security Agency (NSA) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) settled a lawsuit with an activist who was selling merchandise using their logos. The NSA and DHS acknowledged that merchants who use images and names of government agencies on parody merchandise are not in violation of any federal laws.

Gun Rights

- The U.S. Supreme Court refused to re-enter Second Amendment gun controversies and denied to hear three cases seeking clarification on the scope of an individual’s right to have a gun for personal self-defense.

Employment

- A New York court has ruled that employees’ immigration status does not affect the employer’s rights under Workers’ Compensation Law section 11. Instead, employers have economic protections under the law regardless of employees’ immigration statuses.
 




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