Why You Need to Pay Attention to the Wyndham Case
The US government is getting closer to being able to hold companies liable for cyber security breaches. Three years ago I wrote about a lawsuit by the Federal Trade Commission against Wyndham hotels (actually a collection of business entities). They alleged, among other things, that Wyndham used bad passwords, stored customers’ data unencrypted. After requesting […]
Are Data Breaches Inevitable?
It seems as though every week here in North America the news outlets report on another hack attack or data breach. (The unreported ones are a topic for a different time.) From OPM and other government agencies to Sony and now Ashley Madison, it is becoming clear that Internet defenses just aren’t as strong as […]
A People Problem
It seems security breaches tend to be blamed on people more than technology –54% to 46%, in fact, according to CompTIA’s Tenth Annual Information Security Trends. Factors such as human error tend to beat out computer issues. They’re not talking about bad actors, either; it’s “lack of knowledge, expertise, and discipline,” according to the report. […]