Verizon’s 2024 Data Breach Report, a must-read publication, was published on May 1, 2024. The report indicates that “Over the past 10 years, the use of stolen credentials has appeared in almost one-third (31%) of all breaches…”

Stolen credentials mean a user has given their username and password to a threat actor. When that

Impersonation schemes are on the rise, and artificial intelligence (including deep fakes and voice cloning) will only make these schemes more difficult to detect.

Threat actors are emboldened, evidenced by the fact that the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) recently published an alert that threat actors are impersonating CISA employees in vishing attacks in

Wow! It’s hard to believe this blog marks the 400th Privacy Tip since I started writing many years ago. I hope the tips have been helpful over the years and that you have been able to share them with others to spread the word. 

I thought it would be fun to pick 10 (ok—technically, a few more than 10) Privacy Tips and re-publish them (in case you missed them) in honor of our 400th Privacy Tip milestone. We have published tips that are relevant to the hot issues of the time, but some are time-honored. It was really hard to pick, but here they are:Continue Reading Privacy Tip #400 – Best of First 400 Privacy Tips

To add to TikTok’s legal woes in the U.S., Nebraska Attorney General Mike Hilgers (AG) filed suit against TikTok on May 22, 2024, alleging that TikTok violated Nebraska’s consumer protection laws and engaged in deceptive trade practices by “designing and operating a platform that is addictive and harmful to teens and children.” In addition, the

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and its partners recently issued helpful guidance for entities that have limited resources to address cyber threats. The guidance, entitled “Mitigating Cyber Threats with Limited Resources: Guidance for Civil Society,” is targeted to assist civil society—“nonprofit, advocacy, cultural, faith-based, academic, think tanks, journalist, dissident, and diaspora organizations, communities

On May 1, 2024, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced a settlement with InMarket Media (InMarket), a digital marketing and data aggregator, to resolve the FTC’s allegations that InMarket “unlawfully collected and used consumers’ location data for advertising and marketing.”

The complaint filed by the FTC against InMarket alleged that InMarket collects and aggregates location