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17 Oct They Want You To Be Afraid!

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What is Black Hat 2015?

Black Hat – built by and for the global InfoSec community – returns to Las Vegas for its 18th year. This six day event begins with four days of intense Trainings for security practitioners of all levels (August 1-4) followed by the two-day main event including over 100 independently selected Briefings, Business Hall, Arsenal, Pwnie Awards, and more (it took place August 5-6).

Michael spoke at this premier event!

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04 Oct Had I Cracked the Case? Episode 4: The Devil Inside the Beltway

Welcome back to the video series, The Devil Inside the Beltway.

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This week is Episode 4: The Conspiracy. Had I Cracked the Case.

“When I came back from D.C. I realized that the only one who was going to come to the rescue of my company (LabMD) was me. Had I cracked the case?”
Episode Four of an eight part saga based on the book by Michael J. Daugherty, The Devil Inside the Beltway – The Shocking Exposé of the US Government’s Surveillance and Overreach into Cybersecurity, Medicine and Small Business.

 

 

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28 Sep Closing Argument: The FTC dismisses their behavior as irrelevant

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On September 16, 2015, closing arguments were held in FTC Administrative court in Washington, DC.

This is the court Congress created over a century ago. They allowed this court to be subject to FTC rules. Rules that are stacked way in the FTC’s favor. And because Congress created the beast there is very little the courts can do about what goes down here.

When you read the transcript you will immediately note the judge going after the FTC. You’ll note his frustration as he grapples with the fact that the FTC argues that their behavior before they sued LabMD is irrelevant.

Working with thieves, not cooperating with a congressional investigation, not verifying evidence, refusing to tell the court or the world what standards and rules exist for cybersecurity compliance, destroying a medical facility, allowing hearsay, recusing a commissioner, speaking to the press, knowingly relying on tainted evidence and still moving forward, and helping create a third party shell company to deceive the public….none of this matters.

At least until they want to use some of it to lie about LabMD.

And because they write the rules, stack the deck, and lie to win….they just might just get away with it. Morality and truth isn’t on the table here. Only shredded reality. Please think hard if this is who you want our government regulating cybersecurity.

The FTC IS CHOCKED FULL OF LAWYERS who don’t care what carnage they wreak on the backs of consumers.

Our cyberdefences are way down and that’s due to their bully idiocy.  Enjoy the show…but their tactics will not create a safer world.

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21 Sep The Game Begins. Episode 2: The Devil Inside the Beltway

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Welcome back for Episode 2: The Game Begins


The phone rings out of the blue. It’s a company out of Pennsylvania that says they found one file with 9,000 of our patients billing information in it.
Episode Two of an eight part saga based on the book by Michael J. Daugherty, The Devil Inside the Beltway – The Shocking Exposé of the US Government’s Surveillance and Overreach into Cybersecurity, Medicine and Small Business.

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18 Sep Government has cyber security in wrong hands

Michael was recently quote in The T and D.com. See an excerpt below:

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Retail giants aren’t the only target of hackers who infiltrate computer systems to gain access to sensitive information.

The federal government also falls victim, such as recently when the Obama administration revealed that 21.5 million people were affected by a breach at the Office of Personnel Management.

Social Security numbers and other records were stolen, and likely anyone given a government background check in the last 15 years was affected.

That’s disturbing, both because it happened and because of the ease with which the hackers were able to circumvent government security measures, cyber security expert Michael J. Daugherty says.

“The government is quick to criticize security breaches and weaknesses in the private sector, but isn’t able to shore up its own weaknesses,” says Daugherty, author of the book “The Devil Inside the Beltway: The Shocking Expose of the U.S. Government’s Surveillance and Overreach into Cybersecurity, Medicine and Small Business” (www.michaeljdaugherty.com).

 

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17 Sep New Comic Strip Highlights The Story Of How Washington Caused A Successful Small Business To Close

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Comic debuts as LabMD makes final arguments in its years-long legal battle against the Federal Trade Commission

 

 

WASHINGTON – Cause of Action, a nonpartisan strategic oversight group committed to ensuring that government decision-making is open, honest, and fair, is releasing a comic strip today outlining the case of LabMD vs. the Federal Trade Commission (FTC).

 

Click here to view the full comic strip.

 

The FTC’s complaint against LabMD, a small, but successful cancer detection facility based in Georgia, relied on faulty allegations made by Tiversa, Inc., a data security company with a direct financial interest in FTC enforcement action against LabMD and others.

 

The toll of the lawsuit eventually destroyed LabMD, which is making closing arguments in the case today.

 

Cause of Action Executive Director Daniel Epstein issued the following statement:

 

“The comic is funny, but the sad reality is that this comic outlines a common example of what happens when the government colludes with crony companies to target the little guy. What may seem like a complicated and convoluted legal case is actually a very simple case of cronyism and federal overreach at its worst.”

 

Cause of Action is a non-profit, nonpartisan government accountability organization that fights to protect economic opportunity when federal regulations, spending and cronyism threaten it. For more information, visitwww.causeofaction.org.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 16, 2015

Media Contact: Geoff Holtzman | Geoff.holtzman@causeofaction.org | 703-405-3511

 

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13 Sep We Diagnose Cancer. Episode 1: The Devil Inside the Beltway

We’re about 20 employees. We diagnose cancer for Urologists all around the country. One day the phone rings – and things are never the same again.
Episode One of an eight part saga based on the book by Michael J. Daugherty, The Devil Inside the Beltway – The Shocking Exposé of the US Government’s Surveillance and Overreach into Cybersecurity, Medicine and Small Business.

To see more of this series of videos, click here.

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10 Sep Cybersecurity Expert Michael Daugherty to Speak at Gartner Summit in Australia

 

ATLANTA, GA–(Marketwired – Aug 21, 2015) – Michael Daugherty, a cybersecurity expert and author of the book “The Devil in Inside the Beltway” (www.michaeljdaugherty.com), will be a case-study speaker at the Gartner Security & Risk Management Summit in Sydney, Australia.

The summit, scheduled Aug. 24-25, is Daugherty’s first stop on a speaking tour of Australia.

Daugherty’s speech at the Gartner summit is titled “A Matter of Style — How America’s FTC’s Tricks, Tactics and Agenda Impact World Cybersecurity.”

The Gartner summit is designed to equip security and risk managers with the skills, knowledge, strategies and tactics that enable cost-effective security and risk management programs.

Daugherty, speaking on day two of the summit, will discuss the story told in his book of his experience with the Federal Trade Commission. That experience began in 2008 after his company, LabMD, received a call from Tiversa, a technology security firm. Tiversa claimed that LabMD patient-billing information was vulnerable and offered its services, for a fee, to fix the problem, Daugherty says.

He viewed the call as a shakedown and declined. Tiversa turned over its information to the FTC, which launched an investigation. In August 2013, the FTC filed a formal complaint, alleging that LabMD failed to reasonably protect the security of consumers’ personal data, including medical information.

Daugherty scored a significant victory May 5 when a former Tiversa employee testified in the FTC case that Tiversa did not find LabMD patient information on Internet sites, but instead hacked into LabMD’s computer system.

Daugherty recently spoke on cybersecurity and healthcare at a Black Hat USA security gathering in Las Vegas and at the annual DefCon hacking conference.

The above is a press release that was picked up by  Reuters here

 

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06 Sep Who is The Devil Inside the Beltway?

Maybe it should be called Devils, as Mike Daugherty comments on the DC mentality that we are witnessing today…Hillary’s email server, GOP shock at Donald Trump’s campaign, Obama in Alaska while a child washes up on the shore. Every day, every moment we are seeing the storm clouds form over due to the behaviors of the Devil Inside the Beltway. Michael J Daugherty crystallizes what creates all these monsters.

 

Stay tuned for an 8 part installment of videos describing Michael’s story. The first one to be shared next week.

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