FTC Releases Cybersecurity Basics Fact Sheets

The Federal Trade Commission has released a series of fact sheets and an introductory video on cybersecurity basics. The factsheets begin with the NIST Cybersecurity Framework which gives businesses an outline of best practices to help decide where to focus time and money for cybersecurity protection. Other topics covered are: Cybersecurity begins with strong physical security Ransomware Phishing…

Cyber Security: Cost of Data Breaches, PCI Court Challenge, Role of Cyber Insurance and Cyber Attack Update

The Cost of Data Breaches to US Companies At present, every U.S. state has a data breach notification law except for Alabama, Kentucky, New Mexico and South Dakota.  A Ponemon Institute study found that: in 2012 data breaches cost companies $188 per record compromised or $5.4 million on average; A plurality of the breaches (41…

Hulu Battles Class Action and Insurer

In 1987, President Reagan nominated Robert Bork to the Supreme Court which sparked one of the most bitter nomination battles in modern history.  During this fight, a local Washington weekly published a story creating a psychological profile of the Judge based on records from his video store.  While Bork’s nomination was defeated 42-58, there is…