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Report Urges Government Involvement in Privacy Protection

- The federal government should play a larger role in protecting consumer privacy, according to a recent report issued by the GAO. The report deals specifically with location data, which is collected from smartphone users by companies offering location-based services.

Student Records Hacked from Florida College

- Personal and financial information on about 280,000 students and employees has been compromised after a hacking incident at a Florida college, according to the Florida Department of Education.

Morning Security Brief: Chinese Telecom Firms, Bank Cyber Attacks, and Government Eavesdropping Immunity

- A Congressional report warns about security threats from Chinese telecom companies, Capital One is hit with a cyber attack, and the Supreme Court declines to hear a government surveillance case.

Compliance Map Shows State Data Laws at a Glance

- The map shows that Virginia’s data protection laws are the strictest in the nation, while South Dakota, Kentucky, Alabama, and New Mexico have no data protection laws at all.

Fan Website Company Settles Children’s Privacy Charges

- A company that operates fan sites for artists including Justin Bieber, Rihanna, and Demi Lovato has agreed to pay $1 million to settle Federal Trade Commission (FTC) charges it illegally collected data on about 100,000 children.

Protecting Against Persistent Threats

- Sophisticated and sustained cyberattacks that are perpetrated to steal trade secrets, rather than financial assets, frequently go undetected by traditional signature-based antimalware solutions.

Data Preservation

- The defendant in a trade secrets lawsuit must pay $73,000 in sanctions after destroying computer data and hard drives shortly after being ordered to preserve evidence, rules a U.S. district court.

Cybersecurity

- Sandia National Laboratories has opened the Cybersecurity Technologies Research Laboratory, where cybersecurity professionals can meet and discuss critical issues. Watch this video to learn more about the center.

Protecting Against Persistent Threats

- Sophisticated and sustained cyberattacks that are perpetrated to steal trade secrets, rather than financial assets, frequently go undetected by traditional signature-based antimalware solutions.

ISO27001 in a Windows Environment

- Anyone who will be using ISO27001 in a Windows environment and wants to make its implementation easier should certainly have this reference at their side.

The Basics of Information Security

- This is a thin book on a broad and deep topic, which gave me pause initially, but as it turns out, the book is thoughtfully written and will definitely be useful for educating managers and security professionals who need to broaden their thinking beyond physical security.

Morning Security Brief: Financial Web Site Attacks, License Plate Readers, and Exposed User Credentials

- Several bank Web sites appear to have been attacked by hackers, the government is sued over the privacy of license plate readers, and many of an association’s user credentials may have been exposed.

Forrester Study Highlights Insider Risks

- Cyber attacks from external sources often gain attention, but most data loss incidents are caused by events such as employees’ mishandling of data, according to a new Forrester report.
 




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