From the Labs

May 25, 2021

Consumer’s Trust in Data Protection

The practice of buying Americans' data has become routine, effectively hollowing out both Carpenter v. United States and privacy safeguards enacted by Congress.  Any company or government can go out…
Data ProtectionInformation SecurityRisk and Liability
May 17, 2021

Ransomware Attacks from Critical Infrastructure to Police Departments

Ransomware attacks have been growing over the past three years and in just the past 2 weeks have shown how public these attacks have become.  The first attack on Washington…
Data PrivacyInformation SecurityRisk and Liability
April 27, 2021

Pattern-of-Life through Electricity Monitoring

Household electricity monitoring provides insight into the usage of electronics in the home. Monitoring can be accomplished through commercial products (e.g. those described here or through a utility provider’s…
Data PrivacyData Protection
March 24, 2021

Protecting Investigators

Private, federal, and state investigators are increasing their online presence because more of their work is going online.  For the most part, investigators are not trained in cybersecurity practices.  So,…
Data Protection
January 7, 2021

Activity Tracking

The concept of privacy is multifaceted and complex, a concept that has evolved over time with emerging technologies, across societies and cultures, and redefined as new domains are discovered and…
Data PrivacyData ProtectionInformation Security
December 10, 2020

DNS: Still Insecure By Default

The use of encryption on the internet has grown tremendously over the past decade; HTTPS has quickly shifted from a technology used primarily to protect e-commerce, to an industry standard…
Data PrivacyInformation Security
November 4, 2020

The New Dirty Word: Default

It’s 10PM and you’re ending your day but hackers are just getting started. Maybe a cup of brute-force strength hacking techniques to start their day? Before you drift to sleep,…
Data Privacy
October 13, 2020

Not all Scraping is Created Equal

CREXi and CoStar Group both sell real estate information to help customers follow trends and more accurately value properties. Having the right information when buying or selling a commercial property…
Data PrivacyData Protection
September 2, 2020

Do you control YOUR data and how exactly do you “control” it?

Privacy legislation has been on the horizon for almost as long as security legislation. Every year, digital tracking techniques get better (or creepier, depending on your perspective).  What if all…
Data PrivacyData Protection
August 18, 2020

Grey Market Labs® and Virtru Partner to Deliver Secure Analytics

Even with technological advancements in data processing, machine learning, and other analytics, organizations face challenges when sharing valuable data with collaborators due to a lack of transparency and ownership of…
Data PrivacyData Protection
August 4, 2020

The Challenge of In-House Data Protection and Privacy

If you are a mid-size or larger business, you have an overworked security team. Those teams have responsibility across dozens of business areas, from executive protections, to cyber defense, to…
Data PrivacyData ProtectionInformation Security
April 15, 2020

Security Considerations for Enterprise Remote Access

Remote-access technologies are top-of-mind for most IT professionals now, and remote work is a trend which is likely here to stay for the long term. If you’re looking to update…
Data Privacy
April 3, 2020

The Risks with Increased Use of Virtual Environments

On Wednesday, the FBI released a PSA (I-040120-PSA) on threats associated with the increased use of virtual environments ( With the massive increase in remote and telework, the attack surface…
Data PrivacyData Protection
December 20, 2019

Not-so-Private Browsing Mode

Have you ever used a "private" browsing window before?  You might know it as "Incognito Mode" in Chrome, “InPrivate” in Edge, or “Private Browsing Mode” in Safari & Firefox.  These…
Global Tracking Data Privacy
December 10, 2019

DNS: Tracking mitigation upended

DNS ad-based tracking gets a boost On 11/22/2019, the co-founder of NextDNS posted an article ( addressing 3rd-party tracking capabilities with DNS. If you haven't read it yet, it's worth…
Data PrivacyInformation SecurityRisk and Liability
October 18, 2019

Cyber Liability Insurance: Part of a comprehensive security plan

It seems like every day there is a new story about a data breach and how millions of sensitive user records have been exposed.  The financial and healthcare industries are…
Data Privacy
October 8, 2019

Is your VPN doing everything it promises to protect your privacy?

Commercial VPN services have recently gained widespread popularity and many present themselves as a solution for online privacy.  Some of them even claim to enable anonymous internet browsing. However, as…
Information Security
May 15, 2019

Permanent Impressions – how what you do online defines you forever

Imagine strolling through the mall, visiting several stores, trying on some clothes, and reading a magazine that you picked up at Barnes & Noble while you sip your coffee from…
Data Privacy
May 15, 2019

The Socially Conscious Network

Ginny!" said Mr. Weasley, flabbergasted. "Haven't I taught you anything? What have I always told you? Never trust anything that can think for itself if you can't see where it…