2007

Matt Hines reports on a growing market for corporate insurance, responding to concerns about breach laws, in “Dark Day Planning: Insuring Against Data Loss:” As a result of the widening impact of data losses, AIG has seen its business of providing insurance for potential corporate security failures shift increasingly toward protection for privacy-related risks. Another…

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My latest request for documents under New York State’s freedom of information law was just responded to. There are 1289 pages of documents covering the period 6/2006 to 12/2006. By way of comparison, my two previous requests covered the period 12/2005 to 5/2006, and yielded 400 pages or so. The nice folks in NY made…

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So there’s an article in ZDNet Australia, “Establish a strategy for security breach notification.” All well and good, but Australia doesn’t have a breach notice law. (As far as I know.) So all you ‘new normal’ skeptics, who don’t believe me that standards are changing ahead of laws…why did a competent journalist writing for editor…

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It seems that the Gavle goat survived the holiday this year. Giant goats in Gavle seem to have about a 20% survival rate, with this year’s being only the 11th to survive the holiday season since 1966. No word on what fire-retardant was used, which is too bad. How are other 13 meter straw goats…

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The excellent ‘Notes from the Technology Underground’ has some personal recollections of “when planes fell from the sky:” In the 1950s, planes crashed with alarming frequency into city neighborhoods near the Minneapolis-St. Paul airport. At least one devoured a house nearl where I now live, in Southwest Minneapolis. I heard from older neighbors about the…

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