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[Webinar] Be Compromise Ready: Go Back to the Basics - May 9th, 12:00pm EDT

by BakerHostetler on

Cyber threats are here to stay. No company, large or small, is immune. But there are basic measures you can take to prepare for the legal and business risks associated with an attack....more

Data Breach Response: Orchestrating Legal and Technical Resources to Contain and Mitigate

Data breaches are inevitable and the aftermath of a data breach can be a significantly difficult exercise. When legal and technical resources work together, both proactively and reactively, the response can run more smoothly....more

Pooley’s Corner: How to Recruit and Hire While Avoiding Data Contamination

When we think about trade secrets, we usually focus on keeping our own data safe. But an even bigger risk comes from hiring employees who can infect our systems with confidential information from a competitor. Companies often...more

FCC Releases Cybersecurity Risk Reduction White Paper

by King & Spalding on

On January 18, 2017, during the final days of the Obama Administration, the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC”) released a white paper (the “FCC Paper”) on cybersecurity risk mitigation in communications networks. The...more

Into The Breach: How To Prevent Data Breaches And Respond To The Aftermath

by Fisher Phillips on

Employers have a legal obligation to safeguard and protect a variety of information hosted in the workplace. Unfortunately, when it comes to workplace data breaches, the question is not if you will suffer one, but when....more

The C-Suite’s Perspective on Cybersecurity and Liability

by LeClairRyan on

Recently, IBM surveyed more than 700 C-Suite executives in 18 industries and 28 countries about their views on cybersecurity. Ninety-four percent of those interviewed believe that their respective companies will experience a...more

EBA Publishes Discussion Paper on Use of Consumer Data by Financial Institutions

On May 4, 2016, the EBA published a discussion paper on innovative uses of consumer data by financial institutions, in line with its mandate to monitor financial innovation. The EBA report notes that although general...more

U.S. Market Entry for the German Healthcare IT Company

by Arnall Golden Gregory LLP on

The healthcare market in the United States is massive, with total spending in excess of $3 trillion. Federal government incentives for the adoption of electronic health records has resulted in an increasingly interoperable...more

Advanced Cyber Security Center Panel Explores Reasonableness in Cybersecurity

I had the pleasure of moderating an excellent panel at the Advanced Cyber Security Center’s annual conference on November 4. The panel’s topic for discussion was “What is Reasonable in Cybersecurity: Responsibility and...more

Cybersecurity and Risk Management: “Navigating the Digital Age: The Definitive Cybersecurity Guide for Directors and Officers”

A timely new resource for business executives, technology professionals, and lawyers alike is the newly-published Navigating the Digital Age: The Definitive Cybersecurity Guide for Directors and Officers from the New York...more

School Districts to Undergo Cybersecurity Audit

by Tucker Arensberg, P.C. on

Missouri Auditor Nicole Galloway recently announced plans to conduct cybersecurity audits of five school districts. Coinciding with National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, the audits are intended to reveal how school...more

Data Breaches Are Not Academic: Colleges and Universities Should Take Appropriate Steps To Avoid or at Least Minimize Their...

by Reed Smith on

Data breaches at colleges and universities are on the rise. These institutions are targets because their networks have access to a large amount of private information, including educational and medical records, as well as...more

Media Query Call on Line 1: Do’s and Don’ts from an Information Security Officer

Putting your organization’s name in the paper can be a boon to both your business and your career. The ego stroke isn’t bad either; it can be quite a jolt to see your name in a trade or general news publication for the first...more

Cure of Security Rule Violations Following Breach of EPHI Cannot Save Covered Entities from $750,000 Settlement; Non-Breach...

by Reed Smith on

More than three years after the Cancer Care Group, P.C. (“CCG”) notified the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”) Office for Civil Rights (“OCR”) of a breach of unsecured electronic protected health...more

SEC Issues Cybersecurity Examination Risk Alert

by WilmerHale on

On September 15, the Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations (OCIE) issued a Risk Alert re-emphasizing the careful scrutiny it will give to the data security practices of...more

SEC’s OCIE Risk Alert Announces New Cybersecurity Exam Initiative – Focus Includes Conducting Tests of Efficacy of Firm’s...

by Ropes & Gray LLP on

Following up on last year’s cybersecurity sweep exam, the SEC’s Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations (“OCIE”) issued a new Risk Alert on September 15, 2015, announcing a second round of cybersecurity exams. In...more

SEC and DOJ Hacking Prosecutions Highlight SEC’s Increased Interest in Cybersecurity Risks

by Morgan Lewis on

Companies are reminded of the need for strong internal controls. The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the Department of Justice (DOJ) recently filed civil and criminal actions in the largest hacking and...more

In FTC v. Wyndham Worldwide, Third Circuit Upholds FTC Authority to Enforce Flawed Cybersecurity Measures

by Williams Mullen on

In a much anticipated decision, the Third Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed the authority of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to enforce actions against companies who have been subject to a data breach. The FTC sued...more

Cybersecurity Update - July 2015

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

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

Data breach: how information governance reduces risk

by Robinson & Cole LLP on

With all the data breach activity over the past several years, any organization or individual that hasn’t been affected in some way almost feels left out. According to the Department of Health and Human Services, 120 million...more

Technology in Healthcare [Video]

From the 2015 PLUS Medical PL Symposium session “Technology in Healthcare: EHRs & PHI,” moderator Patricia Marzella-Graubert (Swiss Re American Holdings Corporation) and panelist Alexander Grijalva (New York Presbyterian...more

Strategies For Businesses Protecting Electronic Data Within California

by Nossaman LLP on

Businesses in California have a number of tools with which to fight off unauthorized intrusions into their electronic data whether perpetrated by employees, former employees, disreputable competitors or random hackers....more

Four Security Gaps Cybercriminals Exploit in Your Business's Digital Storefront

by Polsinelli on

Symantec, the American IT security company, recently released its 2015 Internet Security Threat Report that summarizes the number and types of threats and vulnerabilities seen in 2014. The report also analyzes trends and...more

The BakerHostetler Data Security Incident Response Report 2015

by BakerHostetler on

The rate of disclosures of security incidents in 2015 continues at a pace that caused many to call 2013 and then 2014 “the year of the breach.” Most incidents are described publicly with attention-grabbing terms such as...more

Gavel to Gavel: Establishing a Data Security Program

by GableGotwals on

The ever-increasing expense of corrective actions taken by companies after data breaches occur is often publicized. What is not as apparent, or as publicized, are steps companies can take that may reduce the costs and the...more

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