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“Back to School” – Upcoming Cybersecurity Event in Boston

Posted in Data Breach, Data Breach Notification, Data Compliance & Security

It’s that time of year again – and not just the kiddies are headed back to school. We’re co-sponsoring a free cybersecurity event with a panel of experts to discuss risk management and risk transfer in the privacy/security world.   More information, including registration link, is posted here. Watch this blog for announcement of a webinar… Continue Reading

Massive Heist of Classified Documents – Pentagon Reports of Cyberwar

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“In a single intrusion this March, 24,000 files were taken.”    Chilling words yesterday from Deputy Defense Secretary William J. Lynn in a speech revealing the nation’s strategy for cyberspace. Last night, CBS News Pentagon Correspondent David Martin got an unprecedented look inside the command center at the Pentagon and filed a report worth watching:   CBS  News Report… Continue Reading

RSA Offers to Replace SecurID Tokens – For Everyone

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UPDATE — link to interesting article from Channel Insider.   Back in March, we reported on a massive and sophisticated attack on RSA Security’s well-known SecurID tokens, used by millions of corporate workers to access sensitive corporate networks.  Yesterday, the security unit of EMC Corp. posted a letter to customers on its website, acknowledging for… Continue Reading

Sophisticated Cyber Attack Hits Security Giant RSA – UPDATE

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Updated to add link to Wired article Wired’s Threat Level blog has posted an extensive article on the RSA hacking incident, including the list form EMC to customers of what precautions they should take.   This is an important reiteration of basic security precautions for ANY company — whether or not it is an EMC customer.  Among… Continue Reading

Senate Commerce Committee Approves Rockefeller-Snowe Cybersecurity Act

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We will post a link to the amended legislation as soon as it is released by the Committee. The Senate Commerce Committee press release – WASHINGTON, D.C.—Senator John D. (Jay) Rockefeller IV, Chairman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, and Senator Olympia J. Snowe (R-ME), a senior member of the committee,… Continue Reading

North Korea behind denial of service attacks?

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Reports today are indicating that several South Korean Web sites have been attacked again. Several officials have voiced speculation that North Korea was behind both today’s denial of service attacks and last week’s wave of outages that hit sites in both the U.S. and South Korea. No comment from Pyongyang. The official news agency in… Continue Reading