Data Breach Notification
The number of data breaches are going up AND they are increasing in severity. COVID only compounded the issue, paving the way for cyber criminals to target new victims in the healthcare industry, financial sector, remote workers as well as the unemployed.
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So why talk about data breaches now?
Congress will be focusing on proposing and passing a National Data Breach Notification Law. To promote a more secure national cyber ecosystem, the Cyberspace Solarium Commission is recommending standardized data breach notification requirements in the United States that preempts the 54 existing state, district, and territorial data breach notification laws. Currently, a patchwork of varying protections litter the landscape. A national level framework would normalize customer expectations and provide regulatory certainty to businesses.
Congressman Jim Langevin is the chair of the newly formed Cyber, Innovative Technologies and Information Systems (CITI), a subcommittee under the Armed Services Committee. He is also the co-chair of the Congressional Cybersecurity Caucus and a member of the Cyberspace Solarium Commission—this legislation is on his radar.
Fortalice Solutions has partnered as a Data Privacy Champion. With the goal of increased awareness about online privacy among individuals and organizations, one goal of Data Privacy Week is to help organizations understand why it is important that they respect the data of their users, employees and suppliers.
T-Mobile announced on January 19 that it was reviewing a November 2022 data breach, potentially impacting 37 million accounts through one of its APIs. This advisory is intended to help our clients understand the urgent need to understand and review their API security, while also summarizing recent T-Mobile breaches.