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May 2018 SM Online


Security breaches continue to increase around the world, according to the 10th annual edition of Kroll's Global Fraud and Risk Report. 

A new survey from IBM Security reveals consumer preferences for identity authentication, including biometrics and multifactor authentication.


The risk of interstate conflict is higher than at any time since the end of the Cold War, according to the annual Worldwide Threat Assessment of the U.S. Intelligence Community. ​ 


The launch of updated GPS satellites has been delayed due to development challenges, according to a government report.​


The U.S. Secret Service examines the 28 mass attacks that occurred in public spaces last year.

From Legal Report

Harassment. A U.S. court of appeals upheld a lower court's ruling that a former lieutenant firefighter be awarded front pay, as well as emotional damages, for the harassment she was subjected to while on duty.

Alerts. After a series of natural disasters, the U.S. Federal Communications Commission voted to require wireless providers deliver geographically precise emergency alerts with greater precision.

Data breaches. Australia's new data breach disclosure law went into effect, requiring some organizations to notify its privacy commissioners and individuals affected by data breaches.

Firearms. U.S. President Donald Trump took executive action to ban devices that can be used to make semiautomatic weapons into automatic-style weapons.

Whistleblowers. Employees who report securities law wrongdoing internally as opposed to directly to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission are not protected from retaliation under U.S. federal law, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled. ​

Harassment. A Delaware water and wastewater service company will pay $150,000 and additional relief to settle racial harassment and retaliation charges. ​

Discrimination. A U.S. federal judge approved a settlement that includes a $22.5 million fund for more than 100 employees and former employees who claimed their employer discriminated against them based on their race.​