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The Anthem Breach – A Retrospective (Part II)

We published Part I of our “Anthem Breach Retrospective” in January 2017.  Coincidentally, at around the same time several plaintiffs in one of the earliest filed cases arising out of the Anthem data breach voluntarily asked a judge in the Northern District of California to dismiss their lawsuits. The requests for dismissal came after Judge Cousins ordered select plaintiffs to comply with a discovery request by Anthem, requiring them to submit their computers to an independent forensic examiner to determine whether malware caused data or credentials to be stolen from the plaintiffs’ computers even before the breach of Anthem’s systems. …

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How the Computer Fraud & Abuse Act Can Help Nab Hackers

For a C-suite level executive, CIO, or outside Board member concerned about a company becoming the next victim of a data breach, 2014 was a bad year.  Each succeeding month brought news of yet another breach, affecting hundreds of millions of estimated records by year end.  And 2015 is not going to be better.  According to a recent article, 52% of security professionals say their organizations will likely be successfully hacked in the next 12 months.  As such, for many companies, it is not a matter of if – but when – they will become the next victim of a …

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