Thales: 34% of U.S. Federal Government Agencies Experienced Data Breach in Last Year

Thales, a leader in critical information systems, cybersecurity and data security, announces the results of its 2017 Thales Data Threat Report, Federal Edition, issued in conjunction with analyst firm 451 Research. Read about the new published 2017 Thales Data Threat Report, Federal Edition which reveals that 34 percent of United States federal government agencies suffered […]

New Mexico Becomes 48th State to Enact Data Breach Statute

Recently the state of New Mexico enacted the Data Breach Notification Act, making it the 48th state in the United States to enact a statute requiring notice to individuals impacted by a data breach. In doing so, New Mexico follows some trends we’ve been predicting at the state level. Read about the newly notified data […]

Congress addresses cyberwar on small business: 14 million hacked over last 12 months

A bill making its way through the U.S. Senate proposes to do what cybersecurity experts say is long overdue: Create a set of resources and guidelines small businesses can use to protect themselves from a steadily increasing number of cyberattacks. Read about the new bill placed in US Senate for small and medium business cyber […]

New York Tallies A Record-Breaking Number Of Data Breach Notices

On March 21, 2017, the Attorney General (“AG”) of New York, Eric T. Schneiderman, announced that his office received a record number of data breach notices in 2016. The total number of breach notifications received by the AG’s office was nearly 1,300. This represents a 60% increase over the total number of reported breaches for […]

Virginia, Tennessee and New Mexico Are the Latest States to Amend Breach Notification Laws

Breach notification statutes remain one of the most active areas of the law. Seldom does a month go by without a new bill or amendment addressing privacy or data security, and this month is no exception. Read more about the new Data breach notification laws enacted by Virginia, Tennessee and New Mexico on JDSupra.

TN Updates Data Breach Notification Law for Encrypted Data

Any person or business that conducts business in Tennessee is only required give data breach notification if the information acquired was unencrypted, according to a recently passed amendment. Amended Senate Bill 547 states that encrypted data is “computerized data that is rendered unusable, unreadable, or indecipherable without the use of a decryption process or key and […]

Survey: Americans have shallow understanding of cybersecurity

When it comes to cybersecurity, Americans recognize the need for strong passwords and know that public Wi-Fi hotspots aren’t necessarily safe for online banking or e-commerce. But U.S. adults are not as good at recognizing email “phishing” schemes or determining if the website where they’re entering credit card information is encrypted. Read about the new Pew Research […]

Better Late Than Never: New Mexico on Cusp of Enacting Data Breach Notification Statute

Read Cynthia J. Larose’s article about the New Mexico data breach notification law on National Law Review : We are anxiously waiting to learn the fate of the data breach notification statute recently passed by state lawmakers in New Mexico. The bill remains on the desk of the governor who has until the end of the […]

GAO: Congress Should Let Agencies Determine Insurance Coverage Level for Data Breach Victims

The Government Accountability Office has said Congress should consider allowing agencies to determine the appropriate level of identity theft insurance coverage for affected individuals of data breaches. GAO said in a report published Thursday agencies that experienced data breaches are required by law to provide identity theft services for impacted persons. Read why Government Accountability Office wants Congress […]

Security Experts Urge White House To Treat Cyber As Serious Business

In light of increasingly apparent, potentially catastrophic online threats to national security, experts from around the country and globe are emphasizing the government’s need to act, and invest, accordingly. Read why security experts have urged the United States government to treat cyber security as a serious business on Forbes.