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What Employers Need to Know About the Dark Web

by Fisher Phillips on

The average internet user may be largely unaware that there are actually different “levels” of the internet. First, there is the surface level of the internet where companies post their webpages, and where employees may...more

Arizona Strengthens and Expands Data Breach Notification Law

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

The Arizona Legislature has significantly expanded and strengthened the state's data breach notification law. The legislation was signed by Arizona Governor Doug Ducey on April 11, 2018....more

Fraud and Forgery: From Vintage Violins to Today’s Real Estate Transaction

Fraud has a long history. In a recent blog in the Orchestrating Real Estate Series, New Things to Consider in Section 1031 after the Tax Cut and Jobs Act of 2017, I discussed how famous violin maker Jean-Phillipe...more

Pipeline Companies Targeted by Cyber-Attacks

Reports show that U.S. energy companies reported more than 350 cybersecurity incidents to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security between 2011 and 2015. Pipeline companies are included in that statistic....more

Data Breach Notification Coming to Canada

by Littler on

The Government of Canada has announced that its proposed data breach notification requirements pursuant to the Digital Privacy Act (the “Act”) will take effect on November 1, 2018. The Act amends Canada’s Personal...more

Blockchain Technology Developments in Delaware

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

While cryptocurrencies have captured the attention of many, the blockchain technology underlying these instruments has potentially far-reaching implications in many other fields. Consistent with its reputation as a...more

Cybersecurity – The Victim Becomes the Law Breaker

by Locke Lord LLP on

Every organization, however large or small, faces the threat of cyber-attack. Cybercrime is prevalent, and cybercriminals are becoming more and more sophisticated and operating for a variety of reasons, financial and...more

Ninth Circuit Finds Data Breach Customers Have Initial Standing to Sue

by Jones Day on

The Situation: Relating to a 2012 data breach lawsuit against Zappos.com, a district court had found that a certain group of plaintiffs lacked standing to sue because they "failed to allege instances of actual identity theft...more

Atlanta Cyberattack Shows Importance of Cybersecurity for Municipalities

On March 22, 2018, a cyberattack hit the City of Atlanta. A ransomware program infected the City’s computer systems. That malware encrypted the city’s files, and officials believe it may also have provided unauthorized...more

Ransomware Attacks for Local Governments and Public Agencies: A Primer

The recent ransomware attack on the City of Atlanta highlights the fact that the threat of ransomware affects all organizations, regardless of the nature of their industry, business, or operations, and that political...more

D&O Insurance for Cyber Liabilities: Increased Cyber Exposure Should Cause Directors & Officers to Take Another Look at Their D&O...

by K&L Gates LLP on

Scarcely a day goes by without news headlines reporting yet another data breach or cyber crime incident, which can have devastating consequences for any business in terms of both reputation and balance sheet. A cyber...more

Alabama Becomes 50th State to Enact Data Breach Notification Law

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

Alabama has officially joined the data breach notification party. Alabama Governor Kay Ivey signed Act No. 2018-396 into law on March 28, 2018. ...more

Cybersecurity Best Practices Based on NIST Cybersecurity Standards and FTC Enforcement Actions

by Burr & Forman on

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (“NIST”), an agency within the U.S. Department of Commerce, has produced a number of detailed standards for various aspects of information security. These standards outline...more

Cybersecurity Enforcement and Regulation - 2017 In Review

by Moore & Van Allen PLLC on

Cyber attacks continue to be a pervasive and destructive threat to all institutions and the legal and regulatory landscape currently in place to address those threats continues be reshaped in an effort to address those...more

Cyber Security Is Evolving & so Is Compliance’s Role in Prevention & Mitigation

by NAVEX Global on

Cyber security has been a priority – current events have made it an urgent one. Companies of all sizes and maturity levels are falling victim to cyber attacks. Large enterprises are experiencing breaches that compromise the...more

South Dakota Enacts Data Breach Notification Law

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

South Dakota has become the 49th State to enact a data breach notification law. South Dakota Governor Dennis Daugaard signed SB 62 into law on March 21, 2018. The law will take effect on July 1, 2018....more

What Arizona Companies Need to Know About Arizona Cybersecurity Law

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

Given the nearly daily reports of data breaches, ransomware attacks and phishing exploits affecting entities of all sizes, Arizona entities should be aware that Arizona law may require them to provide notice to employees,...more

Blog: SEC Commissioner Jackson Sees Cyber Threat As A Corporate Governance Issue

by Cooley LLP on

In remarks on Thursday of last week to the Tulane Corporate Law Institute, SEC Commissioner Robert Jackson discussed what he termed to be “the most pressing issue in corporate governance today: the rising cyber threat.” ...more

Privacy Tip #130 – Smartphones Targeted by Dark Caracal Attack

There is a global malware campaign that is targeting mobile devices across the world. It is called Dark Caracal, which is believed to be sourced in Beirut by the Lebanese General Security Directorate. ...more

SEC Commissioners Provide Guidance on Cybersecurity Disclosures After Wave of Record Incidents

The Commission's "new" cybersecurity guidance largely rehashes existing guidance, as is highlighted by objections from two commissioners. At most, the additional qualitative guidance is incremental. It reiterates the need to...more

Best practices for managing cybersecurity risks related to IoT-connected medical devices

by Hogan Lovells on

Connected medical devices deliver numerous benefits not available before, including improved monitoring of patient welfare and a wealth of vital data. But for all the advantages available through these devices, their...more

Data Privacy + Cybersecurity Insider - March 2018 #2

by Robinson & Cole LLP on

Cybersecurity Task Force Launched in Arizona - Arizona Governor Doug Ducey launched the Arizona Cybersecurity Team (ACT) by Executive Order on March 1, 2018. The ACT is comprised of 22 members representing officials from...more

Recent Developments In Securities Class Actions And Companies' Disclosure Obligations Regarding Cybersecurity Risks And Events

by Carlton Fields on

Public companies experiencing data security incidents have been largely successful in defeating derivative actions and securities class actions related to those cyber incidents....more

How New SEC Guidance on Cybersecurity Risks Could Affect Your Business

by Barley Snyder on

While new cybersecurity guidance from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) only directly affects publicly traded companies, the trickle-down effects could touch a much larger swatch of businesses of any size....more

SEC Cybersecurity Disclosure and Controls Checklist

In February 2018 the SEC outlined its views with respect to cybersecurity disclosure requirements under the federal securities laws as they apply to public reporting companies. Set forth below is a checklist of items included...more

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