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May 2, 2019
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The Government Accountability Office recently released a report that analyzed the results as well as the relative effectiveness of the identity theft services, including insurance, provided to victims of ...

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April 30, 2019
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The Marsh brokerage unit of Marsh and McLennan recently announced a new evaluation process called Cyber Catalyst designed to determine the usefulness of enterprise cyber risk tools.

While this collaboration between insurance companies is unusual, it's not entirely surprising. Cyber insurance is a $4 billion market globally. While...

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April 17, 2019
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On March 20, The Walt Disney Company completed its purchase of 21st Century Fox. The acquisition added huge properties like The Simpsons and National Geographic as well as film...

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April 10, 2019
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Unless you live under a bottle cap rusting on the bottom of Loon Lake, you know that if you're concerned about privacy, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is the gift that keeps on taking.

A week after it landed with a curious (and most likely spurious) thud, Zuckerberg's announcement...

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March 29, 2019
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Florida police officer Leonel Marines resigned after a police investigation revealed the 12-year veteran of the Bradenton Police Department had been using police databases like a dating app to locate potential women for fun and maybe more. He’d been doing it for years.

While it’s surprising this 5-0 Romeo actually got some dates playing fast and loose with his access to...

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March 22, 2019
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The U.S. Department of Homeland Security issued an emergency directive in January 2019 giving government agencies ten days to verify that they weren't compromised by DNS hijacking. A few days later, the...

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March 7, 2019
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The sitcom "Happy Days" was pretty much doomed when the Fonz, wearing swim trunks and a leather jacket, stepped into that waterski and jumped a shark. That episode now epitomizes the over-reach that sends television shows on a downhill trajectory.

The Internet of Things (IoT) found a still better foothold in consumer households with Amazon's recent ...

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February 15, 2019
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Dailymotion is a Paris-based video-sharing rival of YouTube. The site gets about 300 million unique visitors a month who watch an estimated 3.5 billion videos. While that’s a fraction of YouTube’s nearly 2 billion uniques, it makes a perfectly good target for a hacker.

Dailymotion announced “a large-scale computer attack aimed at compromising the data of its users,” on ...

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February 4, 2019
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"What happens on your iPhone stays on your iPhone." That was the message Apple emblazoned in huge letters on the flank of Springhill Suites Marriot in Las Vegas. The gigantic billboard loomed large over the "what happens here, stays here" cityscape a stone's throw from the Strip and the 2019 ...

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January 15, 2019
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U.S. citizens are more vulnerable to the effects of identity theft and scams as a result of the ongoing government shutdown.

The two primary websites created by the government as resources for victims of identity theft, IdentityTheft.gov and FTC.gov/complaint, are currently offline as part of the partial shutdown of the Federal Trade Commission. This effectively leaves victims...

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