PRIVACY + SECURITY BLOG

News, Developments, and Insights

Security Professionals in High Demand

by Daniel J. Solove According to a study, the number of cybersecurity job listings increased 74% from 2007 to 2013.  This was more than double the growth rate of IT jobs. In a survey earlier this year of ISACA members, 86% stated that there is a “global shortage of skilled cybersecurity professionals.” According to a […]

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Cybersecurity in the Boardroom

by Daniel J. Solove A few days ago, I posted about how boards of directors must grapple with privacy and cybersecurity.   Today, I came across a survey by NYSE Governance Services and Vericode of 200 directors in various industries. According to the survey, about two-thirds of directors are less than confident about their company’s cybersecurity.  […]

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Law Firm Cyber Security and Privacy Risks

By Daniel J. Solove Law firms are facing grave privacy and security risks. Although a number of firms are taking steps to address these risks, the industry as a whole needs to grasp the severity of the risk. For firms, privacy and security risks can be significantly higher than for other organizations. Incidents can be […]

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Burn Before You Learn or Learn Rather than Burn

By Daniel J. Solove It seems as though every week brings news of another batch of data breaches . . . and they’re getting bigger. Target. Home Depot. Sony. Anthem. The list goes on and on. The costs of many of these breaches are devastatingly large. And yet most data breaches are readily preventable. After […]

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Facebook Privacy Sherpas, the Internet of Things, and Other Privacy + Security Updates

By Daniel J. Solove and Paul M. Schwartz This post is co-authored with Professor Paul M. Schwartz. This post is part of a post series where we round up some of the interesting news and resources we’re finding. For a PDF version of this post, and for archived issues of previous posts, click here. […]

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