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Rebecca Merritt

Rebecca Merritt is a Risk Consultant for RiskLens

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Amazon S3 Bucket Data Breaches – a FAIR Risk Analysis

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 6, 2017 8:00:00 AM / by Rebecca Merritt posted in FAIR, Risk Management, Case Studies

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Sensitive documents from the US National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency…data on 14 million Verizon customers…voter information on 198 million Americans…Just a few of the reports this year on data breaches—or open data discovered by security researchers before a breach occurred—on Amazon S3 “buckets”.

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4 Tips for Running Risk Analysis Meetings

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 15, 2017 7:00:00 AM / by Rebecca Merritt posted in Risk Management

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As a risk consultant, I run a lot of meetings for project scoping or data gathering that bring together people from around a company, usually with different perspectives and agendas. Often these meetings require that everyone come together and agree on a direction for a risk analysis project.

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Anatomy of a FAIR Risk Analysis: Confidential Data in Email

[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 30, 2017 8:00:00 PM / by Rebecca Merritt posted in FAIR

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In November, 2016, a Boeing employee emailed his spouse a spreadsheet from work because he needed help with formatting. In the spreadsheet: names, ID numbers, dates of birth and Social Security numbers for 36,000 Boeing employees. 

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