Dropbox? More Like Dropball!

There has been a putative class action complaint filed on June 22, 2011, in the United States District Court, for the Northern District of California alleging that the popular cloud-based storage provider Dropbox, Inc. failed to secure its users’ private data or to notify the vast majority of them about a recent data breach.  According… Read More

Juris Doctor 118-119 of 161

While I was doing some research on consumer protections in my Cyberspace Law class, I encountered the following policy that is certainly on the horizon for consumer protections. You can find the original press release here: Commercial Data Privacy and Innovation in the Internet Economy: A Dynamic Policy Framework, The Department of Commerce internet policy… Read More

The Weakest Link

I recently ran across a memorandum by the U.S. Citizen and Immigration Services (USCIS) that states: “Narcissistic tendencies in many people fuels a need to have a large group of ‘friends’ link to their pages and many of these people accept cyber-friends that they don’t even know. This provides an excellent vantage point for the… Read More

B.S. in Best Practices

Have you ever sat in a meeting with auditors or other third party professionals who will include the phrase “best practices” in their argument or report? I have no idea how many times security practitioners have tossed this phrase about to bolster their position. I’ve read that phrase countess times in articles published by reputable… Read More