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Ashley Madison – Thoughts about Cyber Liability

I’ve written about the Ashley Madison data breach before especially about their use of DMCA takedown notices. Today a short twitter conversation about technicalities gave me a thought to write something brief about how insurance coverage and cyber liability interact

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“Hacking Team”: Data Breach

Data Breach. The word itself carries a scent of panic that grows in magnitude the more such high profile events enter the public cognizance. They are hideously complex to deal with, legally and technically, and carry high costs in terms

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Aaron Swartz

This is a very sad day. Recently I presented a talk on Aaron Swartz ‘s JSTOR incident, the resulting legal actions, and an overview I captioned as ‘reading between the lines’. In my talk I highlighted how legal documents can be

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HBGary.* part II

More information, or at least a more coherent complete set of information, is available as of this morning from Ars Technica. They have done a really good job of putting the pieces into a clear picture. What I heard in

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The Sad Saga of HBGary

Yesterday I took a trip to UNO to listen to a presentation from one of our bioinformatics professors on immunology. We’re working on some research proposals to develop network defense techniques based on biological immunity systems – why reinvent the

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