September 2017

The Hill: The time is now for Congress to act on a national data breach notification law

The aftermath of the Equifax data breach, that reportedly exposed 143 million Americans’ personally identifiable information (PII), may have serious congressional implications on how the private sector responds to future incidents. Unfortunately, I say May because this is not the first data breach involving millions of Americans where Congress was unable to act.

NPR: After Trump's U.N. Speech, Some Senators Look To Reinforce War Powers

There was some consternation Monday on Capitol Hill after President Trump told the United Nations General Assembly that "if [the U.S.] is forced to defend itself or its allies, we will have no choice but to totally destroy North Korea." Congress is, after all, the only branch of government constitutionally authorized to declare war. And that would seem to include nuclear war.

Forbes: All That's Needed To Hack Gmail And Rob Bitcoin: A Name And A Phone Number

Hackers have proven just how urgently a gaping flaw in the global telecoms network, affecting what's known as Signalling System No. 7 (SS7), needs to be fixed. In a video demonstration, shown to Forbes ahead of publication today, benevolent hackers from Positive Technologies were able to take control of a Coinbase bitcoin wallet and start pilfering funds via the SS7 flaws.

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