Why do data breach disclosures often take too long? Let’s ask the SEC Chairman.

In the wake of the Equifax and Securities and Exchange Commission's data breach disclosures, there has been a lot of public outcry over the assertion that it took too long to disclose these data breaches to the public. "Too long" is a relative term, to start with, as I have little doubt that some people will … Continue reading Why do data breach disclosures often take too long? Let’s ask the SEC Chairman.

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 … Continue reading Key Points of Delaware’s New Data Breach Notification Law

National data breach notification law pros and cons? What do you think?

What are the pros and cons of a national breach notification law? What are the questions that need to be asked to facilitate this discussion? What are the critical points that need to be made?

Insider Misuse of Computers: No Big Deal? It Can Be a Data Breach, Ask Boeing

Insider misuse triggers a breach just like outside hackers. When a company’s information is compromised because of insider[1] misuse of computers or information, regardless of insider’s intentions, the result for the company and the data subjects of that information is often the same as if it were an attack by an outside adversary – it … Continue reading Insider Misuse of Computers: No Big Deal? It Can Be a Data Breach, Ask Boeing

Yahoo Data Breach: US Senators Demand Answers – Still Think You Don’t Have to Disclose and Notify?

There is a grave and unfortunate misperception among many business leaders who believe that when their company has had a data breach, going through a response and notification of affected individuals is optional. To the educated readers of this blog, this sounds shocking. Sadly, it is something I see on a regular basis. What is worse … Continue reading Yahoo Data Breach: US Senators Demand Answers – Still Think You Don’t Have to Disclose and Notify?