How to Protect Your Company From Hackers
Death of Activist Aaron Swartz Could Spur Changes to Computer Fraud & Abuse Act
On May 1, the Connecticut Attorney General, George Jepsen, and the Maryland Attorney General and NAAG President, Douglas Gansler, sent a letter to representatives of a “daily deals” website that recently disclosed a data...more
If you are the CEO of Google, Facebook, Verizon, Comcast, Exxon or Boeing, don’t read this. You have a team of lawyers working for you who have already spent hours analyzing President Obama’s Cybersecurity executive order...more
Every day the headlines report another Fortune 500 company suffering a hacking incident. For companies, the hack itself creates substantial risks of economic devastation caused by the theft of valuable trade secrets. Add to...more
News broke this week about significant cybersecurity breaches at many U.S. corporations that raises the possibility of a new wave of SEC enforcement actions, class actions, and derivative lawsuits. A front page New York Times...more
On January 24, 2013, the UK Data Protection Watchdog — the UK Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) — fined Sony Computer Entertainment Europe Limited £250,000 (about $400,000) for its alleged failure to implement...more
Shortly after entrepreneur and internet activist Aaron Swartz took his own life, his family and others were quick to blame the government’s intense prosecution for the tragedy. The incident has led many to wonder if changes...more
As our reliance on technology grows, companies face increasing risk of exposure to cyber breaches. The following outlines some of the risks your business faces and explains why you should implement strategies to manage your...more
We reported in July on a First Circuit Court of Appeals decision finding that a bank failed to implement commercially reasonable security methods to prevent unauthorized transfers by a criminal that gained the online banking...more
As the New York Times reports, Barnes & Noble disclosed this week that it learned over one month ago – on September 14 – that hackers broke into point of sale PIN pad devices at 63 Barnes & Noble stores around the country and...more
Originally published in Privacy & Security Law Report, 11 PVLR 1430, 09/24/2012.
Companies, organizations, and individuals throughout the world reap significant benefits of having access to the internet. Since the 1990s,...more
Medical-data blackmail is becoming more common as more health care providers adopt electronic health records systems and store patient data digitally. This Bloomberg technology blog story describes some of the larger...more
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