Cybercrime – on the QT in IT?

Fear of penalties, litigation and reputational backlash has prompted a surprising number of companies, 42%, to pressure their IT and security staff to hide data breaches from regulators and customers, according to Bitdefender’s 2023 Cybersecurity Assessment. The survey of more than 400 IT professionals at companies of more than 1,000 employees, found that while 94% report being very or somewhat confident in their security tools, 52% had a data breach in the last 12 months and 29% admitted to not reporting a breach.

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IT’S THE LAW (04/11/2023)

April 11, 2023

Washington State’s My Health, My Data Act (ESHB 1155) has Senate approval and has been sent to the House with some amendments. Pending that approval, it will go to the governor to sign. The bill is important because it is enforceable under the Washington Consumer Protection Act and Attorney General and would allow citizens to access, delete, and withdraw consent from the collection, sharing, or selling of their health data and allow private right of action for injunction, recovery of damages and attorney fees.

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Meltwater Combines with Microsoft to Create an Integrated Communication Insights Solution

February 20, 2024

Meltwater, a provider of media, social and consumer intelligence, announced it is partnering with Microsoft on an integrated communications insights solution. The partnership will integrate the data from Meltwater’s listening tools with Microsoft’s AI-driven capability to deliver data “as dialogue.” Microsoft will use Meltwater as its provider of global intelligence, while Meltwater has made a multi-year commitment to Microsoft Azure as its preferred cloud platform.

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