Doxing Personal Information

Doxing personal information is a growing concern to all, to say the least.  Personal information online is common, however, with the Internet being so prevalent. Many records are found online, such as, voting, property ownership, even bankruptcies, and new business filings.  But what is doxing? Doxing ‘may’ occur when someone publishes online someone else’s personal…

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Startup Cyber Insurance

Startup cyber insurance is not a common consideration as an entrepreneur sets out in to the marketplace. After all, data breaches are always thought of as someone else’s problem. But many business people soon realize that the concerns and possible fears are realistic. The need for cyber insurance is unfortunately getting credible publicity. The notion…

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Cybersecurity Term Use

Cybersecurity term use may not be as clear as it is used in every day conversation.  Cybersecurity as a term has been bouncing around by many without carefully determining what it encompasses.  The same can be said of ‘data security,’ it’s sibling.  From an operational aspect advising client it is important that there be clear…

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Business Records Handling

Business records are created every minute in business and in a variety of entities.  Every call handled by receptionists, customer service, account managers, and even by management and executives creates a business record.  Every transaction, document dispatch, email, scanning of information for sharing, all creates business records. Every function and every task, digitized, becomes a…

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Social Media Privacy Trust

Social media privacy trust is easily and all too often not evaluated by users.  Social media usage in its carefree, beach-like social setting, is all about people enjoying keeping up with friends and sharing life events and experiences with friends.  However, it has become blatantly clear that by using the platform to share with friends,…

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Cloud Data Usage

Cloud storage of data for business brings efficiencies and as well could bring unbeknown reasons for concern.  Transmitting data through varied network in daily process comes with numerous issues regarding security, privacy and the amount that is being transmitted, i.e., load.  Data is not static and neither is how it could be directed for load…

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Consumer Privacy versus Data Economy Ecosystem

We all hear about privacy needing protection and we also read about the events that have led to infringements of privacy on the occurrence of data breaches.  Essentially, privacy is desired by all and many believe that it is an aspect of life that is common understanding and it is worth respect and consideration. The courts have…

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Business Data a Trade Secret

Business data in business could be considered a trade secret as it is an essential component of analysis and decision-making.  Businesses cannot compete without relevant data for their administration, process and service delivery.  Trade secrets in database records have value.  Such secrets are sought for competitive reasons. Intruding, a kind word for hacking, into another’s…

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Data Security Negligence

Data security responsibilities are, at times, not met with the requisite level of diligence for compliance.  Standards for compliance, for many businesses, institutions, and service entities, are not as specified as one would be drawn to believe.  The disjuncture between responsibilities and efforts are becoming more evident with passing days as cyber incidents leave alarming…

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Online Personal Information, What’s the Harm?

Personal Information is accessed so easily through the Internet that it causes concern for its privacy, handling of personally identifiable information (PII), and its correctness. With the use of a credit card and picking anyone’s name and selecting a state of some form of known or suggested relevance to an individual, anyone can acquire information on one’s profile. Whether…

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Trade Secrets in Databases

Database as a Trade Secret Trade secrets in database records fall victim to many who seek the potential value of stored records from a variety of entities, either from government agencies and competitor businesses, to also include medical and financial enterprises, and even from their own employer or client.  Intruding into another’s database is becoming…

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Website Crawling and Data Scraping Thoughts

Website crawling and data scraping have burdened the growth of e-commerce as website owners are witnessing their data scraped.  The legal questions have lingered.  Many questions stand out.  The prevalence of crawling and scraping has become too of the norm for those using web content for business, research, or marketing purposes. The common theme is…

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