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  • Security Bytes: Skype dodges attackers

    Meanwhile: A worm hijacks IE and spreads via Yahoo IM, Ohio University reorganizes IT department after data theft; and Symantec accuses Microsoft of misusing technology. 

  • Congress seeks to alter legal landscape for data breaches

    An intense interest from legislators and little corporate opposition suggest that Congress will pass a data breach bill this year that may supersede more than 20 state laws. 

  • Security Blog Log: Man of God, man of ID theft

    This week in the blogosphere: new government data on the scope of ID theft and the tale of how a pastor and his wife were charged with the crime. 

  • Opinion: Ignoring data breaches means ignoring risk management

    Corporate data breaches, leaks and losses have become commonplace, despite the recent onslaught of privacy compliance mandates and disclosure laws. While the consequences may not seem severe, corporations are not only losing tens of millions of dolla... 

  • FTC promotes ID theft awareness

    The government's new quiz aims to highlight the growing problem, but the latest data suggests many consumers still fail to protect their identity. 

  • ChoicePoint settles FTC charges, pays $15 million

    The personal records firm will pay $10 million in civil penalties and $5 million for consumer redress to settle charges after a widely publicized incident last year when thieves stole records of more than 163,000 people. 

  • Data leaks and losses abound

    Whether it was a government Web site exposing sensitive data or a bank losing a tape with 90,000 customers' Social Security numbers, this week there were plenty of data security snafus. 

  • Dirty documents cause messy security situations

    What use are firewalls and intrusion prevention systems if insecure digital documents reveal all of an enterprise's best-kept secrets? That's the question many security experts are asking in the wake of several high-profile incidents in which organiz... 

  • CSOs seek regulatory sanity in 2006

    IT security officers long for a common system to comply with laws that are similar, but often have conflicting demands. Some say a single set of federal guidelines could help, but others fear the implications. 

  • Guidance turns investigative tools on itself

    The forensics software firm says it was compromised by hackers in November. It's just one in a growing list of companies admitting to recent attacks or lax security.