PRC's August News Clips

Risk of Bitcoin Hacks and Losses Is Very Real (8.29.16)
Fortune

...data from the Privacy Rights Clearinghouse, a nonprofit organization, showed that of the 6,000 operational U.S. banks, only 67 experienced a publicly disclosed data breach between 2009 and 2015. That’s roughly 1% of U.S. banks.


Lost Devices or Hacking Top Financial Threat? It's How You Look at the Data
(8.25.16)
by Robert Lemos
eWeek

The Bitglass data, most of which comes from the database of the Privacy Rights Clearinghouse, shows that 25 percent of breaches that have occurred since 2006 have been due to lost or stolen devices, while 19 percent of reports point to hacking or malware as the cause.


America's Schools Have A Big Cybersecurity Problem
(8.25.16)
by Jason Glassberg
Huffington Post

In 2014, 20 percent of all data breaches in the healthcare field involved teaching hospitals and other affiliated medical institutions, according to records collected by Privacy Rights Clearinghouse. Additionally, in 2015, university-affiliated medical systems accounted for over 52 percent of the total number of medical records exposed by data breaches.


A data breach survival guide
(8.24.16)
by Matt Little
SC Magazine

Data breaches became routine a long time ago. The Privacy Rights Clearinghouse website has been tracking breaches since 2005, and adds new victims to the casualty list almost daily.


Social Security Retreats From Cellphone-Based Online Security
(8.18.16)
by Ann Carrns
The New York Times

...other methods of multifactor authentication — like smartphone apps that create one-time codes — offer superior protection, but that the text option at least provides some benefit. “Certainly, set it up,” he said. “A little extra security is better than no extra security.”

Why Safety Is Hard to Find in Cybersecurity (8.16.16)

Landlord's credit check reveals incorrect background information (8.6.16)

The Hidden Dangers of Free Public Wi-Fi (8.3.16)

Social Security Now Requires Cellphone to Use Online Services (8.3.16)

Beware of BYOD (8.1.16)