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The Abject Failure of Federal InfoSec

June 18, 2015 10:010 comments
The reports from OPM and IRS reveal the total failure of federal information security practice.

In-brief: OPM and IRS are just the latest incidents to expose the dire state of federal information security practice. The question is: why? 

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LastPass Says Hackers Stole Account Data

June 15, 2015 18:221 comment
LastPass says it was the victim of a cyber attack, but that password vaults were not compromised.

In-brief:  LastPass, the keeper of passwords for millions of security conscious Internet users said on Monday that its own systems were breached by hackers.

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SCOTUS FISA Ruling A Tool To Disenfranchise Data Theft Victims?

June 13, 2015 10:281 comment
Home improvement giant Home Depot is attempting to us a 2013 Supreme Court ruling concerning the U.S. government's FISA court to block customers' right to sue the company over damages resulting from a 2014 incident that resulted in the theft of information on  more than 50 million credit card holders from the company's network.

In-brief: a 2013 ruling by the Supreme Court that limited the right of Amnesty International to sue the government for damages caused by the actions of the secretive Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) court is being used by Home Depot to question consumers’ right to sue for damages related to a massive theft of credit cards from that company in 2014. 

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Will IoT Spell The End of Freemium?

June 11, 2015 12:100 comments
Will IoT Spell The End of Freemium?

In-brief: will growing fatigue over data collection by marketing firms and the advent of IoT spell the end of the “freemium” business model? The answer is: maybe, yes. 

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