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FTC to Provide Additional Insights on Reasonable Data Security Practices

As part of its ongoing efforts to help businesses ensure they are taking reasonable steps to protect and secure consumer data, the Federal Trade Commission is publishing a series of blog posts using hypothetical examples based on lessons from closed investigations, FTC law enforcement actions, and questions from businesses.

Source: Stick with Security: FTC to Provide Additional Insights on Reasonable Data Security Practices | Federal Trade Commission

The Persistent Threat of Insider Data Theft

For seven years, Zhengquan “Jim” Zhang worked as an IT engineer for KCG Holdings, a Wall Street securities firm, where he managed the source code for the firm’s trading platform and algorithms. When news of a potential takeover started to spread, Zhang got nervous, thinking his job could be eliminated.

Source: Guest Post: The Persistent Threat of Insider Data Theft

Why we keep falling for online phishing scams and downloading viruses

Why do so many of us fall prey to phishing attacks and online scams? We hear warnings about the dangers of opening untrusted files and cautionary tales of the repercussions of falling for nefarious internet hoaxes. And yet, the problem persists.

Source: Why we keep falling for online phishing scams and downloading viruses – Technology & Science – CBC News

Russia Says in Talks With U.S. to Create Cyber Security Working Group

Moscow and Washington are in talks to create a joint cyber security working group, RIA news agency reported on Thursday, citing Russia’s special envoy on cyber security Andrey Krutskikh.

Source: Russia Says in Talks With U.S. to Create Cyber Security Working Group: RIA – The New York Times

US Companies Create Principles for Cybersecurity Risk Ratings

On June 20, 2017, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce announced that a consortium of more than two dozen chamber member companies, including prominent big banks, big-box retailers, and technology giants released a set of principles designed to promote fair and accurate cybersecurity ratings.

Source: US Companies Create Principles for Cybersecurity Risk Ratings

Ways to Prevent & Prepare for Ransomware Attacks

Ransomware was involved in 10 percent of the 450 breaches handled by our Privacy and Data Protection team in 2016. This week’s news about a global ransomware attack is another example that this trend is on the rise. Companies, governments and organizations around the world are grappling with what steps they should take to minimize their risks and prepare to respond.

Source: Ways to Prevent & Prepare for Ransomware Attacks

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