Among the multitude of unpleasant issues facing a company whose network has been breached is potential liability to customers and employees whose personal information has been compromised. However, recent district court decisions from around the country continue to limit the opportunity of those customers and employees to have their day in court.
The damage to both reputation and finances caused by a security breach or cyberattack would put fear into the heart of any business owner — even before thinking about the potential lawsuits and fines that could follow.
Yes, failure to secure your systems means irate customers whose finances were compromised or identities stolen are well within their rights to sue you. And if you are a US-based company, class actions by angry shareholders are an ever-increasing reality.
Something strange is happening to Eugene Kaspersky.
The cyber-security guru, who has been at the forefront of his field for more than 25 years, can scarcely stride a few metres in the main conference hall of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos without being stopped by a chief executive or head of state….
If 2014 did anything good for cybersecurity, it showed how unprotected vital corporations, governments and militaries are to cyber attacks. And while the attacks differ in ground and method, there are four unchanging perpetrators charging us at full speed – and we need to rein them in….
The Twitter accounts of the New York Post and United Press International (UPI) have been hacked with fake tweets on economic and military news.
In one post, the Pope was quoted on UPI’s Twitter feed as saying that “World War III has begun”….
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NOTE: CyberPlotters.com believes that Chip-and-PIN technology is preferred to Chip-and Sign, and much preferred to the Swipe-and-Sign technology currently in wide use in the United States. But CyberPlotters.com encourages the development of the even safer technology known as Quantum Encryption.
If you want to help ensure a happy holiday season — whether you own a business or are a consumer — it’s time to boost your Identity Theft Aptitude because identity-theft criminals are especially active from Thanksgiving to New Year’s Eve.
Businesses — and really all of us — will be prime targets for deceit and deception by ID-theft criminals during the busiest selling season of the year.
To help you grow your Identity Theft Aptitude, I’ve assembled a checklist of tips to help you reduce your risk of identity theft and fraud….