With potentially 70 million effected by the recent Target data breach, the US government thinks it’s time to talk about the elephant in the room for the tech world: Cybersecurity protocol.
We can’t resist talking about this Target Data breach incident. It has become a major talking point in tech community and the news that keeps surfacing makes for a great little case study. So in the latest bit of news to surface:
Only weeks after Snapchat made the headlights for spurning a $3+ billion buyout offer, the company is back in the limelight in a less-than-ideal fashion.
Recently we wrote about the data breach that occurred at Target’s point-of-sale systems in stores across America. The breach lead to the theft of roughly 40 million credit card numbers, names, and CSV codes. Here’s what’s been happening since the announcement:
Since we rarely go more than a couple weeks without a data breach post, it seems we’re a bit overdue. It looks like we can get back on track thanks to Target’s point-of-sale systems and their security weaknesses. If you were out braving the angry mobs this black Friday and you happened to “storm … Read More
Almost every client we work with stores or uses some sort of Personal Identifiable Information (“PII”). This probably reflects our apparent desire to have seamless/uber equivalents for literally every possible purchase of goods and services. In any case, there’s a lot of personal data floating around the interwebs these days. That should make security … Read More
What is it? At a very high level, business interruption insurance (“BII”) protects the insured when business operations are interrupted (no, really?!). Typically this coverage is paired with others, including General Liability and Cyber Liability.
So apparently everyone’s is getting hacked right now. If stories keep popping up this often, maybe its time to just start doing a weekly data breach post. Also, this much activity is totally justifying why we harp on the importance of Cyber Liability coverage. Just sayin’. Anyway, here’s what happened in the last week … Read More
Admittedly this probably can’t be considered a “current” event, but we stumbled across this article somewhere on the interwebs and it’s an important story to tell (particularly on an insurance blog). Big lessons can be learned by this one. Here’s the gist:
Cause It has now been several months since NSA contractor Edward Snowden first leaked information about the organization’s activities.