Tag: United States

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Tim Cook Suggests Implementing GDPR-Like Policy in the United States

Speaking at the 40th International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners (ICDPPC) in Brussels, Belgium, Apple CEO Tim Cook has joined the chorus of privacy advocates calling for stricter privacy regulations. His keynote speech hammered (not by name) the numerous tech companies whose business models thrive by vacuuming up the personal information of their […]

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An Eye-Opening Trip Inside a Spyware Vendor

There is an ongoing competition among developers, ethical hackers, and hackers with malicious intent to discover and exploit zero-day flaws in new or updated hardware and software. But there’s another subset of hackers, operating in the liminal spaces between these groups, hoping to quietly exploit these flaws without anyone else ever finding out. Driven by […]

Attacks on Lawyers Call for a Threat Assessment Approach

Incidents of attorneys being shot or assaulted by angry clients have a long history in this country, as the patched-over bullet holes in courthouses around the United States can attest. Whether these attacks occur on the street (Van Nuys, 2003), in an office (in Phoenix, 2013), or in a high-rise complex (the 1993 rampage at […]

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GDPR Creates Challenges for Employers

One of the biggest stories from the first half of 2018 was the implementation of the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). For U.S.-based companies, there’s a strong temptation to throw your hands up and say, “So what?” But the main thrust of GDPR’s policy is personal as opposed to geographic. In other words, […]

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Public Businesses Face Opiate Overdose Response

If your firm serves the public, in a retail environment or as part of a nonprofit or government agency, you already know you must have plans, policies, procedures, and patience when dealing with their occasional behavior issues. These can range from theft, violence threats, crimes, or even on-site medical emergencies. With opiate use and addiction […]

Providing Executive Protection When the Exec Is Reluctant

It’s common for even presidents of the United States to chafe under the never-ending blanket of protection provided for them, in and out of the office, by the Secret Service. Similarly, executive protection must be thorough but not interfere with the executive’s ability to do their jobs and live their lives in a relatively normal […]

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The YouTube Shooting and Workplace Culture in Silicon Valley

Silicon Valley, the epicenter of technology in the United States, was built upon, and still thrives on, open exchanges and disruptive thinking. These tenets are woven into the cultures of many workplaces and serve to foster radical innovation and attract the best talent they can. This was all brought into stark relief in the days […]

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New Distribution Method Makes FormBook Malware More Insidious

The data-stealing malware FormBook made a large impact on the U.S. and South Korean aerospace, defense, and manufacturing sectors last summer. Now, researchers at Menlo Security are reporting another wave of FormBook attacks directed at the financial and information services sectors in the United States and Middle East. These new attacks have the same outcome, […]