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Category Archives: Cybersecurity

Don’t Do KRACK

August 23, 2018

  Pop Quiz Question 1 – Who is the manufacturer of your router? (If you don’t know, don’t feel bad. You’re not alone.) Question 2 – What is your router’s “name”? (This one may be easier. Maybe it is “No Wi-Fi No Cry.”) Question 3 – What is the admin login username to your router? (Is your answer, […]

Tastes Great! Less Filling! Passwords and Passphrases

August 7, 2018

When was the last time you had to create a new password and faced criteria such as, “Your password must be eight characters or longer and must contain characters from three of these four categories: a) uppercase (A-Z); b) lowercase (a-z); c) numeric (0-9); and d) nonalphabetic (e.g., !, $, #, %)? After you have […]

Three Things Are Certain: Death, Taxes, and Tax Fraud. Be Prepared for Tax Scammers and Fraudulent Returns

March 8, 2018

Every year, as tax season arrives, new and increasingly diabolic scams to pilfer and misuse taxpayer information surface. In prior years, cyber fraudsters targeted unsuspecting individual taxpayers to trick them into revealing their personal information through direct telephone or email scams.  Major data breaches, such as Equifax, which is now known to have included millions […]

Just What the Doctor Ordered: Government Succeeds in Keeping Anthem Data Breach Documents Under Wraps

May 11, 2017

Between December 2014 and January 2015, Anthem Inc., suffered a massive cyberattack on its computer systems, allowing hackers to steal the health and personal information of nearly 80 million people. In re: Anthem, Inc. Data Breach Litigation, — F. Supp.3d —-, No. 16-MC-2210 APM, 2017 WL 680378, at *1 (D.D.C. Feb. 21, 2017). Federal employees […]

Arby’s: We Have the Breach! Cautionary Observations on Reputation Management and Cyber Breach Disclosures

May 9, 2017

Fast food restaurant chain Arby’s Restaurant Group Inc. is known for its great hot roast beef sandwiches and catchy slogan: “We have the Meats!” Arby’s is now communicating a different message; it may be the latest victim of a significant cyber breach. How are we to digest this? We have grown somewhat immune to the […]

Fake News: SEC Spear Phishing Scam—Don’t Trust, and Verify

May 3, 2017

It appears to be innocent and routine. The CFO of your company forwards to you an urgent-sounding, personally addressed email from the Securities Exchange Commission’s EDGAR public filing system announcing changes to the reporting system. Last week you signed the attestation of the accuracy of your Quarterly Report on SEC Form 10-Q. You hope you […]