Perhaps the easiest way for a business to find itself on a collision course with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is to make deceptive claims about its privacy and cybersecurity practices. Earlier this month, Uber agreed to a settlement with the FTC for doing just that.
Star Wars is in many ways a story about a data breach of the Empire’s plans for its most valuable IP- the Death Star plans, and the Empire’s poor response to the breach. On this Star Wars Day (May the Fourth), let’s look at some of the cybersecurity lessons learned.
Think there’s no hacking in baseball? Just like Tom Hanks’s character in A League of Their Own was wrong about there being “no crying in baseball”, it would be wrong to believe there is no hacking in baseball. Baseball’s opening day is just around the corner. While this offseason included the usual free agent signings (thank you, New York Mets for re-signing Yoenis Cespedes), trades, and contract extensions, it also included news about what may have been the first known case of computer hacking in baseball: the St. Louis Cardinals’ former Director of Baseball Development hacked the Houston Astros. In this article, I’ll cover some of the cybersecurity lessons that all organizations, Major League Baseball or otherwise, can learn from what happened.
As a follow-up to my last blog post (key cybersecurity and data privacy events of 2016), I’ll take a look ahead at what 2017 has in store. Buckle up, because 2017 will be eventful.
2017 is going to be a big year for cybersecurity and data privacy, possibly even bigger than 2016 — and 2016 was a whopper. In this blog post, I’ll look…