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Privacy and Security Bits and Bytes

Coming back from vacation and catching up on what’s been going on ….

In case you are looking for something security-related to do in the month of August -- check out the Internet Security Alliance Calendar of Events

According to an InternetNews.com article, cookies may be back on the menu for U.S. Government web sites. Back in 2000, all U.S. government web sites stopped using cookies for visitor web tracking and it looks as though the policy is about to change.

Mike Spinney at Information Security Resources does a great commentary piece about the importance of top-down example when establishing internal privacy and security programs. Personal ethics, and the emphasis by management that personal ethics is the key to compliance at your company, can be a very cost-effective addition to an overall information security program.

And, while I was gone, the Breach of the Month - a hack into the Network Solutions web server compromised more than 573,000 debit and credit cards, according to Security Fix in the Washington Post. Brian Krebs is one of the best on the beat.

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Cynthia J. Larose

Member / Chair, Privacy & Cybersecurity Practice

Cynthia J. Larose is Chair of the firm's Privacy & Cybersecurity Practice, a Certified Information Privacy Professional-US (CIPP-US), and a Certified Information Privacy Professional-Europe (CIPP-E). She works with clients in various industries to develop comprehensive information security programs on the front end, and provides timely counsel when it becomes necessary to respond to a data breach.