Can Cyber Policy Protect the 2020 Elections?

The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report features Chris Painter, commissioner of the Global Commission on the Stability of Cyberspace, discussing cybersecurity policy for the 2020 U.S. elections. In this report, you’ll hear (click on player beneath image to listen): Painter discuss election security issues; ISMG’s Mathew Schwartz provide an update on the costs incurred thus far as a result of the March 18 Norsk Hydro ransomware attack; Debra…

April 3, 2019
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The Importance of Devaluing Payments Data

An essential component of protecting payment information is devaluing the data that is transmitted so it’s of no use to hackers, says Lance Johnson, executive director of the PCI Standards Security Council . “There are a number of ways that we can do that,” he explains in an interview with Information Security Media Group. “EMV is a great step forward because it actually starts controlling the information flow.” Other ways…

April 3, 2019
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Analyzing the $7.5 Million UCLA Health Data Breach Settlement

A proposed $7.5 million settlement of a class action lawsuit filed against ULCA Health in the wake of a 2015 cyberattack that affected 4.5 million individuals stands apart from most other breach-related settlements because it requires the organization to spend a substantial sum on improving its security, says attorney Steven Teppler. Under terms of the settlement, UCLA Health has agreed to spend at least $5.5 million beyond its current budget…

April 3, 2019
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540 million Facebook records left exposed due to sloppy third-party developer security

April 3, 2019

What’s going on?Bloomberg is reporting that security researchers have discovered a huge amount of data containing information about tens of thousands of Facebook users (likes, comments, Facebook IDs, account names, and so forth…), left available for anyone to access – no password required. So it’s another Facebook screw-up?Well, it’s not quite as simple as that. You see the data – which ended up on unsecured Amazon S3 buckets – was…

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Mexico’s new HOS rule driving up truck rates

New hours-of-service regulations in Mexico have reduced the time truck drivers can be behind the wheel to no more than 14 hours a day, with mandated 30-minute breaks every five hours. Photo credit: Shutterstock.com. Tightening Mexican truck capacity fueled by new regulations cutting down on how long drivers can stay behind the wheel and at loading docks is pushing up rates, with some users reporting increases of more than 10…

April 3, 2019
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Terminal 5 lease approval triggers Sea-Tac expansion

A $300 million investment will allow the Port of Seattle’s Terminal 5 to handle 14,000-TEU mega-ships and enhance intermodal rail service to Chicago and the Midwest. Photo credit: Shutterstock.com. The Northwest Seaport Alliance (NWSA) on Tuesday approved a lease arrangement with SSA Terminals to modernize and operate the vacant Terminal 5, a move that will consolidate international container volume in the West Waterway area of Seattle and improve cargo-handling efficiency….

April 3, 2019
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