Red Tape

Wed
01
Jun

Legal Issues of Data Held Hostage

Contributed by Robert Underwood

Data held hostage has become a recent technology trend with computers and with these types of attacks in which crooks take a victim’s data and hold it for ransom demanding money to release our data back to us, which seems to be clearly a violation in law but how do we prosecute these criminals and what can we do to prevent these types of attack. A similar attack vector used like ransomware restricts a victim’s access to their computer functionality by popups and annoying spawning programs in which money is leveraged from the victim to stop the attack.

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Mon
11
Apr

Regulations to Reduce Data Breaches

Contributed by David Mitchell

Over the past years there have been targeted data breaches that affected many large corporation and even the federal government. Target store and Office of Personnel Management OPM were two of the biggest data breaches of 2015. Some of these data breaches could have been identified or remediated if the corporation or government agency reported proper notification or conducted compliance audits as required by law. The Communication Act of 1934 and Health Insurance Portability & Accountability Act of 1996 are some of the regulations that protect this type of information. These regulations are due for an update by state and federal legislators to bring laws current with technology. Legislators are starting to show some focus on regulation or compliance for data breaches and cybercrimes after the data breach of Office of Personnel Management.

Fri
01
Apr

Understanding USB Flash Drives as Portable Infrastructure

Contributed by Ray Chance

The purpose of this white paper is to briefly discuss seven important topics everyone in business needs to know about USB flash drives. More importantly, this white paper is meant to challenge current business thinking that treats small portable devices as big security problems disguised as toys or high-tech gadgets. USB flash drives provide many valuable and productive functions in business. Managers need to look beyond short term concerns, rollup their sleeves, and make USB flash drives apart of their IT landscape. Just like wireless networking, managers must consider USB flash drives as the driving force behind a new, portable infrastructure.

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Tue
01
Mar

Social Media Vulnerabilities and Considerations for the Corporate Environment

Contributed by Rob Hornbuckle

Mon
22
Feb

Security Synergy

Contributed by David Balaban

Unity is power. It's a simple lesson, power and strength come from unity. But for information security, we haven't quite learned this lesson yet. It's not that we're not trying, we've made a real progress over the years, but there's something fundamentally still missing. Maybe it's time for unity.

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