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Cuomo announces new regulations to tighten consumer protection after Equifax data breach

Reading Time: < 1 minute  |  Published: December 13, 2017 in Industry News
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Gov. Cuomo on Tuesday ordered additional state oversight of consumer credit monitoring agencies following last summer’s data breach at Equifax. Cuomo directed the Department of State to enact new regulations that would, among other steps, require credit reporting agencies to respond within 10 days to any...

99% of Office Workers Commit Actions that Dramatically Increase the Likelihood of Workplace Data Breach

Reading Time: < 1 minute  |  Published: December 12, 2017 in Industry News
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Almost all (99%) of the professionals surveyed admitted to conducting at least one potentially dangerous action, from sharing and storing login credentials to sending work documents to personal email accounts. Office workers prioritize personal convenience over security protocols Lost or stolen data can significantly impair an organization,...

More than 370,000 Duke Energy customers’ personal info may have been exposed in data breach

Reading Time: < 1 minute  |  Published: December 5, 2017 in Industry News
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More than 370,000 Duke Energy customers may have had their information hacked. On Friday, a company that Duke Energy uses to process its customer’s payments from walk-in locations announced the breach, which could affect about 1.6 million customers overall, WYFF reports. The third-party vendor in question is...

Senators demand answers about Uber data breach

Reading Time: < 1 minute  |  Published: November 29, 2017 in Industry News
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Several US senators are troubled with Uber's belated reporting of a 2016 data breach and demanding answers. On Monday, four Republican senators sent a letter to the ride-hailing company, asking for additional details surrounding the breach, which affected 57 million users, but was only disclosed last...