2019 presents businesses with new cybersecurity and privacy challenges: rapid advances in technology, sophisticated new cyberattacks and stricter privacy regulations here and around the world, just to name a few. Businesses that fail to plan risk significant financial and reputational damage.

Those at the front of the fight, but out of the headlines will:

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Data-rich companies like Facebook have a unique opportunity to capitalize on the recent surge in regulatory scrutiny and turn it to their advantage.

Savvy tech companies are attuned to public opinion and won’t allow others to control the narrative. They are already taking steps to regain the upper hand in the privacy debate.

Facebook demonstrated

The FBI reports that cyberattacks could overtake terrorism as the major threat to the country. According to the Department of Homeland Security, between October 2011 and February 2012, there were 86 reported attacks on U.S. computer systems that control critical infrastructure, factories and databases, compared with 11 over the same period a year ago.

Last week, the federal government fined Cignet Health (Maryland) $43 million for violating the privacy rights of 41 patients by denying them access to their medical records.  The fine levied by the Department of Health and Human Services is the first under HIPAA’s privacy rule.  The Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Civil Rights determined

California State Senator, Joe Simitian (D-Palo Alto), who authored the state’s existing data breach law in 2002, has introduced Senate Bill 24 to strengthen the content of notices provided to individuals when their personal information has been hacked, stolen or lost. If passed, Senate Bill 24 proposes to offer individuals better protection against identity theft

Last week’s vote by the FCC on net neutrality rules raises new concerns and resolves very little about keeping an open internet. Let’s start with the basic issue of whether the FCC has jurisdiction to regulate the internet. Most commentators agree that the FCC has overreached its grant of authority and that legal challenges are all but

A recent analysis of the past year’s data breaches by Imperva concludes that, in 2010, there has been a nearly 200% increase over 2009. Conversely, the number of records compromised shrank nearly 100% — from 230 million records in 2009 to 13 million records in 2010. These results are based upon information provided by the Privacy Clearinghouse