Does blasting the SEC for failing to act on warnings help cybersecurity?

On the heels of the Equifax breach, the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) disclosed on September 20, 2017, that it had been hacked way back in 2016. It further disclosed that about a month ago it learned the hackers may have used their access for illegal online trading. With the SEC's regulatory enforcement [...]

The #CyberAvengers

#CyberAvengers: Tips for responding to #cyberattacks and lessons on #cybersecurity survival

Read the #CyberAvengers’ recent article, Ransomware Spreading Like Crazy Worms, on NextGov.com, Levick.com, or The #CyberAvengers website. _____________________________ The #CyberAvengers (Paul Ferrillo, Chuck Brooks, Kenneth Holley, George Platsis, George Thomas, Shawn Tuma, Christophe Veltsos) are a group of salty and experienced professionals who have decided to work together to help our country by defeating cybercrime and slowing down nefarious actors operating in cyberspace seeking […]

Musings about the Equifax Data Breach

This is intended to be an old-fashioned "blog" about thoughts on the Equifax data breach. It will be ongoing so please check back regularly. Topics Media interviews and commentary We are seeing shame hacking taken to a new level Will I lead a consumer class action lawsuit against Equifax? Lawsuits and investigations against Equifax What [...]

Incident Response – 3 Takeaways from the Equifax Breach

The SecureWorld News Team talked with Shawn Tuma about many of the lessons that can be learned from the Equifax data breach and winnowed it down to the following 3 takeaways that are discussed more thoroughly in the article: We need a uniform national breach notification law in the United States. When it comes to [...]

Key Points of Delaware’s New Data Breach Notification Law

Delaware recently amended its data breach notification law to include the following requirements:Expanded definition of "personal information" to include biometric data, medical information, passport numbers, routing numbers for accounts, individual taxpayer identification numbers and usernames in addition to the traditional forms of PII such as birth date and social security numbers.Notice to affected individuals within [...]