Michael Overly

Michael Overly

Foley & Lardner LLP

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Cybersecurity Update - July 2015

Employees are the front line of your information security defense. While technological protections are essential (for example, anti- virus software, firewalls, spam filters, etc.), none are as effective as a vigilant end...more

7/31/2015 - Best Practices Breach Notification Rule Business Interruption China Class Action Cloud Computing Crisis Management Cyber Insurance Cybersecurity Data Protection Employment Policies Encryption FCC Home Depot Information Management Pending Legislation Proposed Legislation Reputation Management Risk Assessment Risk Management Risk Mitigation Security and Privacy Controls Sony UCLA

Top Three Cybersecurity Misconceptions [Video]

Cybersecurity is an issue that should be top-of-mind for all companies. But there are three misconceptions about cybersecurity that can put companies at significant risk. In this video, Foley Partner Michael Overly discusses...more

6/22/2015 - Best Practices Board of Directors Corporate Officers Cybersecurity Policies and Procedures Risk Assessment Risk Mitigation Strategic Planning

Taking Control of Cybersecurity: A Practical Guide for Officers and Directors

Major cybersecurity attacks of increased sophistication — and calculated to maximize the reputational and financial damage caused to the corporate targets — are now commonplace. These attacks have catapulted cybersecurity to...more

5/5/2015 - Cybersecurity Directors Officers

The Auto Industry: The Next "Big" Target for Hackers?

Given the exponential rise in security breaches and hacking activity in past few years and the almost constant headlines in the press of yet another major security breach, information security should be a front burner issue...more

3/19/2015 - Auto Manufacturers Automotive Industry Big Data Corporate Counsel Cyber Attacks Cybersecurity V2V

Net Neutrality: Fatal Regulation or Neutral Impact?

On February 26, 2015, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted to adopt its Open Internet Order (Order). The Order reclassifies both wired and mobile “broadband Internet access service” as a “telecommunications...more

3/5/2015 - Broadband FCC ISPs Net Neutrality Telecommunications Telecommunications Act of 1996

Is Your Refrigerator Spying on You?

Door locks, cameras, fitness bracelets, home security, thermostats, refrigerators, utility meters, light bulbs, and cars. The list of the things and devices that can collect information about you and send it into the big...more

2/2/2015 - Cybersecurity FTC Internet Internet of Things Legislative Agendas Popular Privacy Concerns

Florida Overhauls Its Data Security Breach Notification Law Effective July 1, 2014

On June 20, 2014 Governor Rick Scott approved the Florida Information Protection Act of 2014, overhauling the requirements and steps companies must follow when faced with a potential or actual security breach resulting in the...more

6/23/2014 - Cybersecurity Data Breach New Regulations Notice Requirements Personally Identifiable Information Popular

White House Issues Two Big Data Reports; Florida Legislature Passes Revamped Breach Notification Law

Yesterday, May 1, was a big day for privacy in the news. The White House issued 2 reports on the privacy implications of Big Data, and the Florida legislature overhauled the state’s security breach notification law,...more

5/2/2014 - Big Data Breach Notification Rule Data Breach Data Protection

White House Releases Voluntary Guidelines for Cybersecurity

On Wednesday, February 12, the White House released the Framework for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity. The Framework represents the culmination of a year-long private-sector led effort to create voluntary...more

2/14/2014 - Critical Infrastructure Sectors Cybersecurity Cybersecurity Framework NIST

FTC Settles Claims Relating to U.S. – EU Safe Harbor Program

The Federal Trade Commission recently announced it has settled claims against 12 companies relating to charges the companies falsely claimed they were abiding by the U.S. – EU Safe Harbor program that enables U.S. companies...more

1/24/2014 - Compliance Data Brokers Debt Collection EU FTC Information Security Retailers Safe Harbors Sports

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