19 Mar Mike is on The Edward Woodson Show

Screen shot 2014-03-19 at 7.47.33 AMMike had the opportunity to chat with Edward Woodson on Monday. If you aren’t familiar with Edward, here a blurb about him from his website:

If you haven’t heard of him yet, you soon will. As a Lawyer, Investor, Actor, Model and Entrepreneur, Edward has the perfect eclectic blend of experience, insight, humor and laid back attitude that is quickly making him our days most unique voice for exposing the naked truth of the everyday crisis-mongering of politicians and their media minions.

Not only is he easy to like for his enthusiasm and rare wit, but his mind moves quickly and makes connections with all kinds of topics. That creates his high-energy thought-provoking commentary with serious laughing out loud reactions from both sides of the issues. He is a favorite of leading journalists for his enjoyable personality, quick perceptiveness and interviewing ease. Many of today’s key players on the national scene keep Edward Woodson on their short list.

To listen to Edward’s interview of Mike, click HERE and choose to listen to the show from 03.17.2014. Mike joins the show about 20 minutes into the show.


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14 Feb LabMD CEO Describes His Beefs With FTC

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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!

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Joy Tiz Interviews Michael Daugherty

03 Jan InformationWeek Hits and Joy Tiz Interview

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:

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18 Sep Critics tell FTC to back off on data security complaints


The agency has no specific data security rules and operates from a vague statute, critics say

The FTC should back away from authority it says it has under a vague section of law that doesn’t mention data security, said the critics, including Mike Daugherty, CEO of Atlanta diagnostic lab LabMD, which is fighting an FTC complaint.

The agency should instead seek specific authority to enforce data security rules from the U.S. Congress and should define what data security standards it expects from companies, instead of seeking sanctions on a case-by-case basis, said speakers during a discussion on FTC authoritysponsored by TechFreedom, an antiregulation think tank, and Cause of Action, a government watchdog group defending LabMD.

The FTC’s complaint against the small lab wasn’t based on established rules that agency officials could point to, Daugherty said.

The FTC, instead of looking for real consumer harm, seems to be saying, “We’re going to take one victim and going to hold them accountable,” said Gerry Stegmeier, a privacy and data security lawyer.


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17 Sep Meet Michael Daugherty in Las Vegas September 18th

Network Security 2013 come meet Michael Daugherty and hear about his story.

InfoSec Vertigo: Small Medical Lab Wages War Against InfoSec Vendor, US Government, and Big DC Law Firm

  • Benjamin Wright and Michael Daugherty, President of LabMD
  • Wednesday, September 18th, 7:15pm – 8:15pm

Chilling true story: Aggressive infosec vendor magically acquires patient file from small medical lab, then campaigns for a hefty fee to ‘remedy’ the problem. Lab refuses to pay; vendor conveniently gives the file to US Federal Trade Commission, saying it was compromised in a security breach. Years of investigation and litigation ensue. Learn how our legal system separates fact, fiction, and ego in a modern cyber security incident.”

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