Please take a moment to consider how these Lessons Learned could be implemented by managers within your organization to avoid expensive and embarrassing situations…

U.S. Government Advises Businesses on Swine Flu.

Government officials are calling on U.S. businesses to help manage the H1N1 flu this fall by developing customized plans for managing both the seasonal and swine flu, getting vaccines to vulnerable workers and encouraging employees with symptoms to stay home.

Court indicts Hackers in Largest Data Breaches in US History

A federal grand jury in New Jersey indicted Albert “Segvec” Gonzalez in the largest hacking and identity theft case ever prosecuted. Gonzalez was involved in allegedly stealing more than 130 million credit and debit card numbers by hacking into Heartland Payment Systems, as well as Hannaford Brothers, 7-Eleven and other unnamed national retailers.  Gonzalez was also indicted on accusations of stealing 41 million credit and debit card numbers from major retailers, including TJ Maxx.

Campaign Monitor Hacked

Campaign Monitor, an Australian email marketing application, was a victim of a hacking attack when unauthorized users broke into the Campaign Monitor servers and accessed customer accounts. The compromised accounts were used to send spam, using lists already in the account and lists imported by the hackers.

Massachusetts Data Protection Law Deadline Extended to March 1

The deadline for compliance with the Massachusetts data protection law, 201 CMR 17.00, has been extended to March 1, 2010.  201 CMR 17.00 requires all companies, large or small, that conduct business within Massachusetts to protect the personal information of Massachusetts residents.

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