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The Target Data Breach: Potential Consequences For Banks

The ultimate cost to Target of its recent data breach remains uncertain. So far, the company is the subject of several state investigations, a number of state and federal lawsuits, and a congressional probe into the incident....more

5/2/2014 - Banks Cybersecurity Data Breach Data Protection Target

SEC Issues Cybersecurity Risk Alert

On April 15th, the SEC's Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations ("OCIE") issued a Risk Alert concerning its initiative to assess the cybersecurity preparedness of the securities industry. The Risk Alert states that...more

4/22/2014 - Cyber Attacks Cybersecurity Data Breach Data Protection OCIE SEC

What Makes A Bank's Information Security Procedures "Commercially Unreasonable?"

In Patco Construction Co., Inc. v. People's United Bank, a federal court ruled that failing to review and respond to security alerts may render a bank's information security procedures commercially unreasonable. In...more

2/21/2014 - Banks Cybersecurity Data Protection

Allowing Employees To Connect Own Devices Has Risks, Benefits

Smartphones and tablets are everywhere. People are spending more and more money to have the latest smart devices, and employers are struggling to keep up with employees’ demands for the latest technology. Originally...more

2/4/2014 - Bring Your Own Device Data Protection Employer Liability Issues Mobile Devices

NIST Issues Preliminary Cybersecurity Framework For Critical Infrastructure Organizations

In accordance with the President's Executive Order on Cybersecurity issued on October 22, 2013, the National Institute of Standards and Technology ("NIST") released the draft of its Cybersecurity Framework, intended to help...more

10/24/2013 - Critical Infrastructure Sectors Cybersecurity Cybersecurity Framework Data Protection NIST

Risky Business: "Bring-Your-Own-Device" And Your Company

Smartphones and tablets are everywhere. Largely prompted by Apple, Samsung, and Google’s consumer-centric marketing strategies, people are spending more and more money on the latest and fastest mobile devices, upgrading them...more

9/23/2013 - Bring Your Own Device Cybersecurity Data Protection Discovery Mobile Device Management Smartphones

NIST Releases Preliminary Cybersecurity Framework For Critical Infrastructure Organizations

In accordance with the President’s Executive Order on Cybersecurity, issued earlier this year, the National Institute of Standards and Technology ("NIST") is rapidly preparing a Cybersecurity Framework of best practices and...more

9/6/2013 - Critical Infrastructure Sectors Cybersecurity Cybersecurity Framework Data Protection NIST

Academic Institutions Face Increased Threat Of Cyberattacks

American research universities typically structure their data and digital networks to be as accessible and open as possible to promote the open exchange and sharing of information. ...more

7/19/2013 - Colleges Cyber Attacks Cybersecurity Data Breach Data Breach Plans Data Protection Hackers Information Security Universities

Investors Demand Cyber Security Transparency

Almost daily we hear about a new cyber threat or information security breach. Just last week one of the world's largest cloud services providers, Evernote, fell victim to an attack that resulted in a security breach that...more

3/6/2013 - Cybersecurity Data Protection Evernote Investors Transparency

Discussion Draft Of Application Privacy, Protection, And Security Act (APPS Act) Released

Earlier this month, Representative Hank Johnson, a member of the House Subcommittee on Intellectual Property, Competition, and the Internet, released a discussion draft of a bill titled the Application Privacy, Protection,...more

1/30/2013 - App Developers APPS Act Consent Data Breach Data Collection Data Protection Mobile Apps Notice Requirements

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