Tag Archives: data security

IRS Notifies 685,000 More People About Security Breach

In May of last year, the IRS announced that criminals had gained access to private taxpayer data through the Get Transcript application on the agency’s website. This application was originally launched in January 2014 to allow taxpayers to view and download their tax transcripts online. In the 2015 filing season, roughly 23 million transcripts were… Read more »

National Security Advisors Debate Encryption Protocols

Data encryption and security is already shaping up to be a hot topic of discussion among lawmakers in 2016. In the most recent Democratic debate, presidential candidate Hillary Clinton raised some eyebrows when she suggested that Federal agencies should collaborate with private companies to develop a way to crack any type of commercial encryption. Meanwhile… Read more »

Data Security Is an Art, Not Just a Science

Far too often, the mandate for data security is simply to “secure it,” and people often think of data security as a set of clear choices. This is in contrast to privacy, which is understood as a set of muddy policy issues. But data security is, in fact, quite muddy itself. http://www.linkedin.com/today/post/article/20140129061627-2259773-data-security-is-an-art-not-just-a-science?trk=eml-ced-b-art-Ch-4&ut=24Bz76NVU2P641/