Data Protection

LPM Insider Survey: How Well Has Facebook Handled Itself in the Face of Controversy?

In last week’s most-read story, “Have You Deleted Your Facebook Account Yet?”, we discussed how Cambridge Analytica, a political data firm hired by President...
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Have You Deleted Your Facebook Account Yet?

Rumors are circulating that hundreds of thousands of Facebook users are deleting their accounts, although Mark Zuckerberg says he has not seen a "meaningful number" of accounts being closed.
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Why Sharing Threat Details Needs to Be Part of Your Cyber Attack Response Plan

Sometimes you have to think and act like a criminal to disrupt and defeat the activities of the real bad guys. Conversely, it is...
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Customer Privacy at Risk When Companies Become Complacent Regarding Data Security

As new estimates predict cyber crime costs will exceed $2 trillion by 2019, many consumers are wary of letting companies handle their personal data....
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The Chertoff Group Predicts the Top 6 Security Risks of 2018

Security issues were a top concern for many organizations during 2017, with Russian hackers, high-impact ransomware attacks, and major data breaches dominating the headlines....
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2018 Emerging Trends in Cyber Risk for Retail

LP Magazine's columnist Tom Meehan, CFI, shares his top five predictions for cyber risks retailers can expect in 2018:1. Ransomware attacks will increase in...
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The Hacktivist Threat in 2017

If not before, when the President of the United States lobbed Twitter attacks against Nordstrom for merchandising decisions related to his daughter’s fashion line,...

Phone Scams Remain on the IRS “Dirty Dozen” List of Tax Scams for 2017

In a recent article ("Email Scams Just Keep on Coming"), we looked at email scams as a fast-growing cyber crime. This post will examine...
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Physical Security IS Data Security

According to the online technology dictionary Techopedia.com, “data security” is defined as the “protective digital privacy measures that are applied to prevent unauthorized access...
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How to Keep Data Secure from Insider Threats

Just as online marketplaces made shoplifting worse by providing thieves with an easy avenue to sell their stolen goods, the dark web is raising...

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