The FTC is suing Wyndham Worldwide over a series of data breaches that resulted in the export of hundreds of thousands of consumer account data to a domain in Russia.

If the FTC wins the lawsuit, they could become a major strong-arm in cybersecurity. Are we about to witness the creation of a new government cybersecurity authority?

Listen to Episode 80 of our Security Slice podcast and hear Andrew Storms discuss why the government may carve up cybersecurity into different domains, whether the FTC could turn out to be more effective than federal cybersecurity legislation, and why this is probably the first of many FTC lawsuits.

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