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This FEMA Privacy Disaster Was Totally Avoidable

Posted by WindTalker, Inc.

In the Washington Post article titled “FEMA ‘major privacy incident’ reveals data from 2.5 million disaster survivors,” reporters Joel Achenbach, William Wan, and Tony Room reveal a shocking security failure by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The failure included the unnecessary and unauthorized sharing of personal information, including banking details and home addresses, of disaster victims from the 2017 California wildfires and Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria.

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Topics: Insider, Differentialsharing, compliance, softwaresolutions, datasecurity, sensativedata, databreach, FEMA

Don’t Let Cyber Security Get Lost in the Deluge

Posted by WindTalker, Inc.

Today’s General Counsel recently commented on tech-security writer Jason Kichen’s article published in securityboulevard.com, “Want to Weed Out Anomalies? Use an Adversary Mindset,” raising awareness for General Counsel of the cybersecurity phenomenon known as “anomaly deluge.”

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Topics: Differentialsharing, cybersecurity, Anomalydeluge, Anomalies, AI, datasecurity

Dark Overlord Hack Raises Stakes for Law Firms

Posted by WindTalker, Inc.

In his February 2019 article for Law Journal Newsletters, “’Dark Overlord’ Hack Shows Mounting Cyber Risks for Law Firms” law firm global strategy and economics writer Dan Packel reports on a law firm’s worst nightmare: potentially becoming the weak link in a global extortion plot related to the 9/11 World Trade Center attacks.

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Topics: WindTalker, LegalTechnology, Manafort, LegalTech, cybersecurity, securityrisk, cyberattack, darklord, Mueller

Manafort Redaction Disaster Revisited: State-of-the-Art Infosecurity Software Would Have Prevented It (and could have fixed and tracked it)

Posted by WindTalker, Inc.

Jason Tashea’s 1/10/19 article in the ABA Journal online, “How to redact a PDF and protect your clients,” further affirms the dangers of legacy software, underestimating technology risk, and mindset; yet it fails to identify current Infosecurity software solutions.

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Topics: WindTalker, Differentialsharing, Manafort, LegalTech, redaction, softwaresolutions, securityrisk, riskmanagement

The Manafort Redaction Disaster Could Have (And Should Have) Been Prevented with Technology And Education

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Louise Matsakis’ 1/9/19 article in Wired, “Paul Manafort Is Terrible with Technology,” and L.V. Anderson’s 1/8/19 article in Digg, “Lawyers File Response to Mueller Claims, Accidentally Fail to Properly Redact The Secret Stuff,” eloquently converge to illustrate the dangers of legacy software and mindset.

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Topics: WindTalker, LegalTechnology, Differentialsharing, Manafort, LegalTech, compliance, cybersecurity, redaction