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National data breach notification law proposed by Senate Commerce Committee members

by Patrick Howell O'Neill • 2 weeks ago

The new bill, called the Data Security and Breach Notification Act, comes in the wake of reports that Uber paid $100,000 to cover up a 2016 data breach that affected 57 million users.

Survey: About a quarter of small businesses say they have cyber insurance

by Shaun Waterman • 1 month ago

Fewer than one-in-five small businesses believe they are at risk of being hacked and — perhaps as a result — only 26 percent say they have cyber insurance, according to a new survey.

Equifax CEO called to testify before Congress about breach

by Patrick Howell O'Neill • 3 months ago

Equifax's chief executive was formally invited Wednesday to testify Oct. 3 before Congress by top members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee.

Tax prep firm reaches settlement with FTC over cybersecurity lapses

by Shaun Waterman • 4 months ago

TaxSlayer was one of a number of online tax prep outfits that were targeted in 2015 by cybercriminals using "list validation" attacks.

Former FTC lawyer: Expect fewer data breach and privacy cases under Ohlhausen

by Shaun Waterman • 4 months ago

The Federal Trade Commission's new chairwoman will focus the agency on economic harm to consumers, meaning there will be fewer cybersecurity and privacy enforcement actions, a former FTC official says.

Verizon's annual data breach report is depressing reading, again

by Shaun Waterman • 8 months ago

The takeaway from the 10th annual Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report is depressingly familiar: Of the 1,935 breaches analyzed 88 percent were accomplished using a familiar list of nine attack vectors, meaning they could probably have been prevented by a few simple cyber-hygiene measures.

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