The Monthly Ten – January 2020

By Emily Short

The Monthly Ten – January 2020

The top ten must-reads of the month

We like to write our own articles, but we think others do it well, too

1. Over 7.9B records were exposed in the first nine months of 2019.  Here are some lessons learned from the 7 largest breaches of 2019 (Dark Reading)

2. Ransomware victims now need to worry about data leakage as well as business interruption (Krebs)

3. Insureds continue to seek coverage for cyber losses under non-cyber policies (D&O Diary)

4. The EU is investigating Google’s data collection practices – Again (Reuters)

5. We know we’re being tracked, but do we care? (Technology Review)

6. Court denies motion to approve settlement in cyber incident; says no allegation of “injury in fact” (Business Insurance)

+ Court says credit monitoring costs and reduced value of stolen personal information isn’t a “cognizable injury” supporting a class action for damages against Facebook (Business Insurance)

7. Third party cyber risk continues to pose a serious threat to companies (Business Insights)

8. Alleged improper breach notification leads to $2.175M fine for Virginia hospital (JD Supra)

9. Ransomware attack at two health facilities affects 220,000 individuals – two more examples of why strong backup practices and cybersecurity due diligence are so important (Healthcare Info Security)

10. Happy New Year! 2020 Data Breach Industry Predictions (JD Supra)