The Federal Communications Commission is continuing to ramp up its activity in the data security arena.  On November 5, it adopted a Consent Decree imposing a $595,000 penalty and remedial measures on Cox Communications, Inc., after the cable-broadband-telecom company suffered a data breach.  The breach was caused by social engineering of Cox’s IT department and led to the compromise of personal information concerning 61 current or past customers.  To compound matters, Cox did not report the breach to the FCC, as required by the Commission’s rules.