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May 8, 2019
Electrical Grid Attack

An apparent denial of service attack caused a disruption in a segment of the U.S. energy grid affecting Utah, Wyoming, and Southern California.

Little is currently known about the incident. It occurred March 5th, disabling several security devices. An unnamed utility company reported the incident to the Department of Energy.

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May 6, 2019
Russian internet censorship

Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a bill to create a separate Russian national internet.

The legislation is primarily focused on establishing an autonomous national system, separate from the internet used globally, which would have its own DNS system and would require all traffic in the country to pass through online government...

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May 2, 2019
Identity theft protection

The Government Accountability Office recently released a report that analyzed the results as well as the relative effectiveness of the identity theft services, including insurance, provided to victims of data breaches and other forms of digital compromise.

The report is entitled, "Range of Consumer Risks Highlights Limitations of...

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April 30, 2019
Cyber Risk

The Marsh brokerage unit of Marsh and McLennan recently announced a new evaluation process called Cyber Catalyst designed to determine the usefulness of enterprise cyber risk tools.

While this collaboration between insurance companies is unusual, it's not entirely surprising. Cyber insurance is a $4 billion market...

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April 30, 2019

Matt Cullina, managing director of global markets at CyberScout, reveals the main cyber security threats facing companies today in Carrier Management, a trusted resource for critical information for P/C carrier executives:

Cyber threats continue to evolve...

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April 25, 2019
Facebook Braces for Multibillion Dollar Fine

Facebook announced that it was preparing for a massive fine from the Federal Trade Commission for its mishandling of user privacy. The fine could be as much as $5 billion.

The social media giant revealed the fine as a one-time expense in its annual earnings statement, explaining a 51% decline in income, “in connection with the inquiry of...

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