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Senate Data Breach Bill – Did Schoolhouse Rock Ever Have Data Breach Songs?

“As more and more of our personal information is collected and stored online and on computers, we need to ensure that the businesses storing this information are keeping it safe and giving us quick warning if it falls into the wrong hands.” Senator Mark Pryor (D-Ark.) and chairman of the […]

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The New CIO – Problem Solver, Data Breach Warrior and Cyborg

“Estimate how many pieces of sensitive files and data your company has … Now multiply that by $204. I’m sure you’ll agree that the ROI on the time and resources spent to protect company data are well worth the investment.” Hugh Garber – in a July 28th, 2010 blog Hugh […]

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Take 113 Health Care Data Breaches and Call Me in the Morning

“Of the 385 organizations hit with data breaches so far this year, 113 were in health care.” The Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC). Are Dr. Howard, Dr. Fine and Dr. Howard in charge of the health care industries data security? You’ll most likely need 113 aspirin after reading this article […]

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Foreign Spybots, Electronic Espionage, and Tom Selleck

Have you ever seen “Runaway”? It’s a 1984 flick staring Tom Selleck as a police officer who specializes in malfunctioning robots. There’s a famous scene where he’s being chased and attacked by these electronic spidery spybots. This scene is actually playing out right under your nose. Think of your data […]

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100 Million Facebook Users’ Information Snatched & Published Online

“Facebook helpfully informs you that “[a]nyone can opt out of appearing here by changing their Search privacy settings” — but that doesn’t help much anymore considering I already have them all (and you will too, when you download the torrent). Suckers!” Ron Bowes | It seems lately that when […]

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On Safari and Bagged Your Personal Data

“Right at the moment a Safari user visits a website, even if they’ve never been there before or entered any personal information, a malicious website can uncover their first name, last name, work place, city, state, and email address.” Jeremiah Grossman, founder and CTO of WhiteHat Security Here’s another new […]

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Say Goodbye to Cloud Computing

That’s right. Get ready to say goodbye to cloud computing. Not the hosting and using of services over the Internet, oh no. I’m talking about the term “Cloud Computing.” Well, that’s just one of John Soat’s “Five Predictions Concerning Cloud Computing” What are the five predictions? All applications will move […]

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