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Developing an Antipiracy Program

- How security managers can protect the company’s intellectual property and contribute to the bottom line. (Web Exclusive)  

The Culture of Convenience Threatens IT Security, Intelligence Official Says

- The culture of convenience surrounding information technologies concerns one of the U.S. intelligence community's top officials.

U.S. Congressional Legislation: Data Protection

- A bill (S. 139) introduced by Sen. Diane Feinstein (D-CA) would require that companies notify consumers if their personally identifiable information has been accessed. Under the bill, companies that possesses such data would be required to disclose any data breach.

Protecting Personal Information

- Critics say federal privacy laws have not kept pace with technological change.

Private Records

- Health care employees are more a threat to private medical records than outsiders, according to a number of recent surveys.

U.S. Federal Legislation: Intellectual Property

- The House of Representatives has approved a bill (H.R. 4279) that would increase penalties for theft of intellectual property. The Senate has announced that it will consider the measure.The bill would enhance criminal penalties for dealing in counterfeit labels or packaging. It would also enhance penalties for causing serious bodily harm or death while dealing in counterfeit goods or services.

Hackers Don't Always Use High Technology

- Security researcher tells hacker conference that criminals don't only use high-tech techniques to get at confidential information.

State Legislation: Identity Theft

- A new bill (S.B. 1357) pending in the Idaho Legislature would clarify an existing law that creates an identity theft loophole. Current law prohibits the theft and fraudulent misuse of other people’s information including their names and personal data. However, the law does not make it unlawful for an offender to create a new identity from another person’s information using a fictitious name or even his or her own name. This bill would amend current law to make such actions illegal.

U.K.: Third Data Breach in One Week

- Prime Minister Gordon Brown tells his cabinet to make sure top civil servants follow proper data protection policies.

U.K.: Another Set of Sensitive Intel Documents Left on Train

- In another intelligence breach, more classified documents were found on a British commuter train.

Stanford University Laptop Stolen; 72,000 at Risk of Identity Theft

- The laptop held the personal information, including names, addresses, and Social Security numbers, of as many as 72,000 employees.

U.S. Federal Legislation: Intellectual Property Protection

- A bill (H.R. 4279) introduced by Rep. John Conyers (D-MI) that would increase penalties for theft of intellectual property has been approved by the House Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Courts, the Internet, and Intellectual Property. The measure will now be taken up by the full committee, which Conyers chairs.

Simple Steps to Data Protection

- A company must protect personally identifiable information it holds. These policies are key.

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