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data breach


March 6, 2012  6:00 PM

My bank card was compromised.

Posted by: David Schneier
breach, compliance, data breach, data security, GLBA, PCI, regulations, regulatory, Regulatory Compliance, Security

Two weeks ago, about two hours before departing on a long weekend trip to welcome back baseball in Florida I received an email from my bank indicating that there's been suspicious activity on my Visa check card and that it's been suspended.  Considering that under normal conditions I think my...

May 8, 2011  4:46 AM

Another data breach? What else is new?

Posted by: David Schneier
breach, compliance, data breach, FDIC, NCUA, regulations, regulatory, Regulatory Compliance

The other day I was watching my cat attempt to catch his own tail. Now I know that by itself it’s not unusual for cats or dogs to attempt such a feat but for this one in particular it was unusual as I’ve never seen him do it before. He’s a remarkably athletic animal and...

July 22, 2010  6:32 PM

Compliance doesn’t ensure data security

Posted by: David Schneier
backup, data breach, HIPPAA, offsite storage, PCI, regulatory, Regulatory Compliance, Security, security breach

I'm fond of saying that a business entity complies with regulatory and industry requirements for one of two reasons: because it helps protect sensitive information or because they have to.  Some may argue that regardless of the reason, both will get you to the same place with the same...


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