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AT&T Sued by CA Customers for Selling Location Data to Aggregators

AT&T was sued this week in the Northern District of California by customers alleging that AT&T sold their location data to data aggregators without their consent. The proposed class action suit was filed on behalf of all AT&T wireless customers from 2011 to date. The suit alleges that AT&T sold customers’ location data to LocationSmart … Continue Reading

Phishing Continues to Be Seen as Biggest Cybersecurity Threat to Companies

According to a recent survey of cybersecurity professionals by AT&T Cybersecurity entitled “Confidence: the perception and reality of cybersecurity threats,” phishing and cloud security threats are keeping them up at night. The survey polled 733 cybersecurity professionals attending the RSA conference and asked the respondents about what they perceive to be the biggest internal and … Continue Reading

Data Breach Costs an Average of $3.6 Million

There have been a myriad of research studies attempting to come up with the “cost” of a data breach. The most recent, released by AT&T, estimates that it costs organizations $3.6 million to recover from a data breach. The AT&T team surveyed 700 IT professionals in all industry sectors, and found that the biggest risks … Continue Reading

Meeting on Capitol Hill Provokes More Discussion on Expanding Drone Operations in our National Airspace

In Washington, D.C. last week, the U.S. House of Representatives Unmanned Systems Caucus and the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) held a briefing for congressional staff on technologies that enable unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) to operate longer distances and at higher altitudes in the U.S. national airspace. The briefing included two panels of … Continue Reading

AT&T issues “What every CEO Needs to Know About Cybersecurity”

We have reported before how CEOs, GCs and Boards are struggling with understanding and responding to cybersecurity risks within their organizations. Good for AT&T, which issued its report “What every CEO Needs to Know About Cybersecurity” Issue one: Decoding the Adversary,” which “focuses on whether or not you and your board of directors are doing enough … Continue Reading

Toysmart Pt. Deux

An auction of RadioShack assets which concluded this week included the names and physical addresses of 65 million customers and email addresses of 13 million customers.   The auction result and transfer of assets is still subject to bankruptcy court approval. Many states, including Texas and New York, have promised to take legal action to stop … Continue Reading
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