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Metaverse Law to Speak at Artificial Intelligence Los Angeles Seminar

Metaverse Law will be one of the speakers at the AI LA Community’s seminar focused on cyber security and privacy. The seminar will be held at The Cedars-Sinai Accelerator in West Hollywood on Thursday, November 21st.

The event is from 6:30PM to 10:00PM and includes networking, a panel of speakers followed by a Q&A, and concludes with another round of networking.

Tickets and further event details can be found at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ai-cybersecurity-and-privacy-tickets-80204145759

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The 2019 Capital One Breach Compared to the 2017 Equifax Breach: Evolving and Improving Attitudes toward Data Security, Breach Detection, and Breach Notification

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On September 7, 2017, Equifax announced that it had suffered a data breach that exposed the personal data of nearly 147 million people. Two years following the Equifax breach, Capital One also suffered a data breach nearly as massive in scope, affecting approximately 100 million users in the United States and 6 million users in Canada.

A casual observer might think that the two breaches are similar. After all, they both affected a large financial institution and encompassed over a million financial records. The similarities end there, however. Capital One implemented security measures to protect its customer data and engaged in a speedy response to an insider threat. Equifax failed to implement even basic data protection measures and was laggardly in reporting the inevitable breach.

Only time will tell what the full repercussions will be of these two breaches. But based on the facts in front of us, Capital One’s quick response to this breach will ultimately protect more customers in the long run. Comparing the circumstances surrounding the two breaches show a positive trend toward companies taking their customers’ data more seriously and mindfulness of ever-increasing consumer vigilance about their own data.

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