InSecurity Podcast: Mike Daugherty on Battling FTC Cybersecurity Oversight

What if I told you that there might be companies out there who deliberately spoof data breaches in order to blackmail prospective “customers” into paying for their breach remediation services?

What if I told you that, after failing to be a good little victim to such a scam, LabMD began hearing from the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) about its security and technology practices? Would you believe me if I said that, in a battle that is now in its seventeenth year, our guest has attempted the impossible and stood up to both the crooks and the FTC?

Rather than settle a case that he knew was wrong, our guest refused to live in the world he was given. He has battled to change that world and keep his company’s name and his own name from being steamrolled by the bureaucracy of a government agency that may not really know what they are doing when it comes to data privacy and security.

Joining Matt Stephenson on the InSecurity podcast are Mike Daugherty and Malcolm Harkins.

Mike is the CEO of LabMD who refused to be the victim of a shady “Breach Mediation” company, which led to a decade-long battle with the Federal Trade Commission.

Malcolm is the Chief Security and Trust Officer at Cylance. He is not one to sit idly by and let the cybersecurity industry focus on profits over people.

Imagine what might happen when you get these two in a room together…

About Mike Daugherty

Mike Daugherty is embroiled in the biggest regulatory cybersecurity legal battle in the country today. The CEO of LabMD, a cancer testing laboratory, author, speaker, consultant and policy advocate, he has spent most of the last decade defending his company against charges that it had deficient cybersecurity practices.

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*** This is a Security Bloggers Network syndicated blog from Cylance Blog authored by Cylance Podcasts. Read the original post at: https://threatvector.cylance.com/en_us/home/insecurity-podcast-mike-daugherty-on-battling-ftc-cybersecurity-oversight.html