Hacker Hackett sentenced to 10 years

Good article at SecurityWeek on the case of a professional identity thief sentenced to 10 years in prison: http://www.securityweek.com/hacker-caught-675k-stolen-credit-cards-gets-maximum-prison-sentence The best part is his name: Hackett. Phonetically, that would be pronounced “Hack – It”. 10 years and a $100,000 fine for having 675,000 stolen credit card numbers which investigators believe led to more than $36… Read More

Barack Obama’s Audacity of Hack, Chapter One

In May, the White House released a comprehensive proposal for a number of CyberSecurity measures. Unlike most of the other legislation proposed that focuses on Data Breaches or Do-Not Track. The White House proposal has 6 different sections that include changes to Homeland Security CyberSecurity as well as coordination of CyberSecurity between agencies. Data Breach… Read More

Discussion Draft of the SAFE Data Act introduced by Representative Mary Bono Mack (R-CA)

On June 13th, Congresswoman Mary Bono Mack released a discussion draft of what she calls the SAFE Data Act. Here’s the marketing release if you’d prefer to read the cliff notes. Since it’s a discussion draft, let’s discuss! Actually, I think this could be a good bill to eliminate a lot of the confusion about… Read More