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New Mexico data breach notification

New Mexico Enacts New Data Breach Notification Laws

New Mexico recently became the 48th state in the US to adopt data breach notification laws. The new laws take effect June 16, 2017 and will apply in all situations in which a data breach occurs, i.e., an unauthorized attempt to access unencrypted or encrypted computerized data. In addition toNew Mexico recently became the 48th state in the US to adopt data breach notification laws. The new laws take effect June 16, 2017 and will apply in all situations in which a data breach occurs, i.e., an unauthorized attempt to access unencrypted or encrypted computerized data. In addition to

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America First! (in Data Security Breaches)

In the United States we pride ourselves on being world leaders, but not when it comes to the number of data security breaches that we fall victim to. According to a report published by The Hill, the United States outpaced the rest of the world concerning the number of dataIn the United States we pride ourselves on being world leaders, but not when it comes to the number of data security breaches that we fall victim to. According to a report published by The Hill, the United States outpaced the rest of the world concerning the number of data

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NH Strengthens Healthcare Cybersecurity in Response to 2015 Hack

In New Hampshire, state officials are diligently working to update and strengthen the state’s computer systems against breaches after there was a cybersecurity breach in 2015 involving the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). The DHHS press release regarding the data breach can be found here. AccordingIn New Hampshire, state officials are diligently working to update and strengthen the state’s computer systems against breaches after there was a cybersecurity breach in 2015 involving the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). The DHHS press release regarding the data breach can be found here. According

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Is Your Smart TV at Risk of a Ransomware Cyberattack?

As the number of physical devices that are connected to the internet increases so too does the threat of cyberattacks on physical devices that are part of the Internet of Things. Practically everything that has electronics nowadays is connected online in what is known as the Internet of Things. Vehicles,As the number of physical devices that are connected to the internet increases so too does the threat of cyberattacks on physical devices that are part of the Internet of Things. Practically everything that has electronics nowadays is connected online in what is known as the Internet of Things. Vehicles,

FDA: Make Medical Device Cybersecurity a Top Priority

  At the end of December, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued new guidance for medical device cybersecurity. The new guidance encourages medical device developers and producers to make cybersecurity of networked medical devices a top priority throughout the product development lifecycle. It did not take long after the  At the end of December, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued new guidance for medical device cybersecurity. The new guidance encourages medical device developers and producers to make cybersecurity of networked medical devices a top priority throughout the product development lifecycle. It did not take long after the

Watch Netflix? Beware of the Latest Email Phishing Scam

A Netflix phishing scam has been identified and users in the United States are being cautioned about an email that targets credit card information and other personal data. A California-based cyber-security firm recently identified a phishing email campaign affecting the popular video streaming service’s customer base. This latest attack isA Netflix phishing scam has been identified and users in the United States are being cautioned about an email that targets credit card information and other personal data. A California-based cyber-security firm recently identified a phishing email campaign affecting the popular video streaming service’s customer base. This latest attack is

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Cybercrime Now a Bigger Worry Than Physical Crime

Cybercrime and data breaches have been on the rise for many years, and it is not surprising that the threat of cybercrime has become a bigger concern for people than the threat of real, physical criminal acts. A recent report issued by Sophos, Ltd. indicates that people are now moreCybercrime and data breaches have been on the rise for many years, and it is not surprising that the threat of cybercrime has become a bigger concern for people than the threat of real, physical criminal acts. A recent report issued by Sophos, Ltd. indicates that people are now more

New York Cybersecurity Regulations

Update: New York Cybersecurity Regulations Delayed

New York cybersecurity regulations were to take effect on January 1, 2017, as proposed by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, which we wrote about here. But after leaders in the financial community voiced concern over the rules in late December, the effective date for the new cybersecurity regulations has been pushedNew York cybersecurity regulations were to take effect on January 1, 2017, as proposed by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, which we wrote about here. But after leaders in the financial community voiced concern over the rules in late December, the effective date for the new cybersecurity regulations has been pushed

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New York Imposes New Cybersecurity Regulations

Effective January 1, 2017, banks, financial institutions, and insurance companies in New York will be required to comply with new cybersecurity regulations. The New York cybersecurity regulations are closely aligned with the Center of Internet Safety’s 20 CIS Controls. The CIS controls are the industry standard when it comes to cybersecurity andEffective January 1, 2017, banks, financial institutions, and insurance companies in New York will be required to comply with new cybersecurity regulations. The New York cybersecurity regulations are closely aligned with the Center of Internet Safety’s 20 CIS Controls. The CIS controls are the industry standard when it comes to cybersecurity and

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Illinois Data Breach Law

The State of Illinois has enacted the “Personal Information Protection Act,” 815 ILCS §§ 530/1 – 530/25. The Act includes important provisions about how to respond to a data breach. The law also details who are subject to Illinois’ law, and the proper method of notification. Am I Subject to theThe State of Illinois has enacted the “Personal Information Protection Act,” 815 ILCS §§ 530/1 – 530/25. The Act includes important provisions about how to respond to a data breach. The law also details who are subject to Illinois’ law, and the proper method of notification. Am I Subject to the