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Global Internet Threat Activity

Posted in Cybersecurity, Data Breach, Data Compliance & Security, Identity Theft, Security

Often, privacy and security professionals are seen as “paranoid” or “Chicken Little” ….. statistics are pointing to something that more closely resembles the canary in the coal mine. A new Internet Security Threat Report provides an overview and analysis of the year’s global internet threat activity. The report is based on data from the Symantec™… Continue Reading

Sophisticated Cyber Attack Hits Security Giant RSA – UPDATE

Posted in Uncategorized

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

Boston ranks 2nd in U.S. cyber-crime study

Posted in Data Breach

A new study has Boston ranked No. 2 among U.S. cities as a “hotspot” of cybercrime. In a study published yesterday by California data security firm Symantec Corp. (Nasdaq: SYMC), Boston registered as the second-riskiest city in the U.S., after Seattle, due to its high concentration of cyber crimes and WiFi availability. Out of 50… Continue Reading

International Cybercrime Reporting and Cooperation Act introduced this afternoon

Posted in Legislation

Senators Gillibrand and Hatch this afternoon introduced their cybersecurity bill, the International Cybercrime Reporting and Cooperation Act. The complete text of the bill is not yet available online, but the press release does include the details of the bill, which include: (1) an annual Presidential report on the state of other countries’ use of communication… Continue Reading