Tag Archives: Personally Identifiable Information

THE JP MORGAN CHASE HACKER INDICTMENTS EXEMPLIFY HOW BACKWARD THE INFOSEC SPACE IS

Cybersecurity audits mean nothing to hackers. And in fact, neither do short-sighted privacy regulations. Hackers have been showing us this for years. And not just because they find ways to exploit systems before you have a chance to lock them down. It’s more than that. Hackers find value in your systems and data that you […]

INCIDENT RESPONSE: KNOWING YOUR OBLIGATIONS IN THE EVENT OF A SECURITY BREACH

Author: Glenn A. Stout, Ph.D, PMP Your organization just experienced a data security incident. All of the data that was entrusted to your organization to be kept safe is now “out there” on the Internet.  Your organization doesn’t have an incident response plan.  Who do you call?  When should you call?  What information needs to be […]

California’s New “Do Not Track” Privacy Law is Weak … As Expected

  If you operate a web site that accepts personal information from California residents, you may be aware that California’s amended CalOPPA law has added a “do not track” requirement this month. California’s legislators have added to the already-weak law a new, value-less clause that gives the appearance that the law does something that it […]

Your Policies Can Hurt You, Part 2: Overzealous Policies Can Create Breach-Prone Environments

Early on in my information security career I was auditing a firm that conducted complex economic analyses for their clients. They processed a lot of personal information and they wanted to be sure they were applying appropriate controls to safeguard that information. Part of their business model was to charge their clients per hour for […]