LabMD processes medical specimens. One day, a security services company emailed them advising that its patented searching software, which looks for problems caused by peer-to-peer applications, found a file with sensitive information.
The security company offered its services at $475 an hour in what was interpreted as a shakedown. LabMD refused to play and refused to pay, choosing to mitigate the problem themselves.
The security company turned over its finding to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) leading to a multi-year, resource-draining battle by LabMD to try prove that they did nothing wrong.
Security Current’s Vic Wheatman spoke with LabMD’s CEO Mike Daugherty, author of The Devil Inside the Beltway: The Shocking Expose of the US Government’s Surveillance and Overreach into Cybersecurity, Medicine and Small Business. Daugherty talks about taking on a government bureaucracy over matters of principle.
Also, read Security Current’s Richard Stiennon’s review of Daugherty’s book.
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“Government of the people, by the people, for the people” is a phrase we’ve all learned and believed, but Michael J. Daugherty has learned that government agencies have left that basic American principle behind. In his first public appearance, Daugherty will share his personal experience...
He Portrays Agency’s Security Investigations as Overzealous
Marianne Kolbasuk McGee, of Healthcareinfo Security, recently wrote,
“Michael Daugherty, CEO of LabMD, offers his perspective on a longstanding dispute with the Federal Trade Commission over two data security incidents. He has even written a book on the subject.
“We cannot have agencies that are looking in rear view mirrors, making up their minds as they go along on technological issues they don’t understand,” Daugherty says.
In an interview with Information Security Media Group, he explains his criticisms of the FTC investigations, which he says contributed to his decision last month to wind down operations of his company.”
Read the full article and listen to the podcast interview here!
It was a busy media month! InformationWeek covered my story in their article “Patient Data on Filesharing Service Provokes Legal Trouble”. It’s a very well written article by William Jackson.
Also, check out my interview with Joy Tiz. We discuss the book, the negative implications of ObamaCare, and the importance of Millennial’s for America’s future. You can listen below: