A “sophisticated” cyber-attack has compromised the personal information—including names, Social Security numbers and birth dates—of more than 300,000 University of Maryland faculty, staff and students, CNET News reports. Meanwhile, The Hill reports calls for congressional action on cybersecurity are continuing. One expert hopes the release last week of a cybersecurity framework by the White House will help spur Congress to take action. In a video by The Wall Street Journal, experts discuss how Target managed the fallout from its breach and its effect on the company’s bottom line. According to one report, nearly 800 million personal records were exposed in 2013. One organization has put together a “Breach Level Index” to assess the varying degrees of a breach’s impact, and Steptoe & Johnson’s Jason Weinstein discusses preventative measures businesses can take.
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