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Using Science to Combat Data Loss: On the East Coast

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OCTOBER 23, 2009—Interhack continues to use science in the battle against data loss.  In the spring of this year, C. Matthew Curtin, co-author of the study Using Science to Combat Data Loss: Analyzing Breaches by Type and Industry unveiled the original Interhack research at the RSA Conference in San Fransisco, California.  This fall, co-author Lee T. Ayres presents findings on the East Coast at the Computer Security Institute (CSI) 2009 Annual Conference in Washington, D.C.  

In the study, Ayres and Curtin propose a taxonomy for classifying data loss incidents with public information.  Examining publicized data breaches by type and industry, they find significant results for Finance, Education, Public Administration, and Health Care. 

Lee Ayres presents findings on Tuesday 27 October at 4:00PM EDT at the CSI 2009 Annual Conference held at the Gaylord National Conference Center in Washington, D.C.  

Where to Get the Study

The research paper Using Science to Combat Data Loss: Analyzing Breaches by Type and Industry is published in Volume 4, Issue 3 (Winter 2008–09) of I/S: A Journal of Law and Policy for the Information Society. The I/S Journal is an interdisciplinary journal of research and commentary, concentrating on the intersection of law, policy, and information technology. It represents a one-of-a-kind partnership between one of America's leading law schools, the Moritz College of Law at The Ohio State University, and the nation's foremost public policy school focused on information technology, Carnegie Mellon University's H.J. Heinz III School of Public Policy and Management.

Subscribe to the I/S Journal or download a copy of the paper from Interhack's Web site.

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Interhack aids executives and attorneys facing challenges and opportunities involving the use of information.  We perform security and privacy assessments, as well as services to work with data in legal proceedings.  Our work is used to find the right questions to ask and the best answers science can provide.  Based in Columbus, Ohio, Interhack supports clients all over North America.  Additional information about Interhack is available at

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