Tag: United States

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Security Lapse Leads to Massive Leak of Sensitive Financial Information

A server containing a staggering 24-plus million financial documents collected over more than a decade was discovered to be hemorrhaging data. The documents contained some of the most sensitive personal information possible: financial and banking information relating to mortgages and loans written by several banks in the United States. A data breach of this scale […]

New Trends in Mass Attacks Go Beyond the Use of Guns

Recent workplace violence attacks in the United States continue to show the weapon of choice for mass-attack perpetrators is still a handgun, rifle, or assault weapon. However, for attackers in other countries, especially Asia and Europe, where firearms are harder to obtain, the choice for the most damage in a terroristic attack is the car […]

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Tim Cook Suggests Implementing GDPR-Like Policy in the United States

Speaking at the 40th International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners (ICDPPC) in Brussels, Belgium, Apple CEO Tim Cook has joined the chorus of privacy advocates calling for stricter privacy regulations. His keynote speech hammered (not by name) the numerous tech companies whose business models thrive by vacuuming up the personal information of their […]

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An Eye-Opening Trip Inside a Spyware Vendor

There is an ongoing competition among developers, ethical hackers, and hackers with malicious intent to discover and exploit zero-day flaws in new or updated hardware and software. But there’s another subset of hackers, operating in the liminal spaces between these groups, hoping to quietly exploit these flaws without anyone else ever finding out. Driven by […]

Attacks on Lawyers Call for a Threat Assessment Approach

Incidents of attorneys being shot or assaulted by angry clients have a long history in this country, as the patched-over bullet holes in courthouses around the United States can attest. Whether these attacks occur on the street (Van Nuys, 2003), in an office (in Phoenix, 2013), or in a high-rise complex (the 1993 rampage at […]

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GDPR Creates Challenges for Employers

One of the biggest stories from the first half of 2018 was the implementation of the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). For U.S.-based companies, there’s a strong temptation to throw your hands up and say, “So what?” But the main thrust of GDPR’s policy is personal as opposed to geographic. In other words, […]

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Public Businesses Face Opiate Overdose Response

If your firm serves the public, in a retail environment or as part of a nonprofit or government agency, you already know you must have plans, policies, procedures, and patience when dealing with their occasional behavior issues. These can range from theft, violence threats, crimes, or even on-site medical emergencies. With opiate use and addiction […]

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The YouTube Shooting and Workplace Culture in Silicon Valley

Silicon Valley, the epicenter of technology in the United States, was built upon, and still thrives on, open exchanges and disruptive thinking. These tenets are woven into the cultures of many workplaces and serve to foster radical innovation and attract the best talent they can. This was all brought into stark relief in the days […]