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Robinson & Cole LLP

Data Privacy + Cybersecurity Insider - October 2019

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Consistent with our experience, security firm McAfee has confirmed in a report that ransomware attacks have doubled in 2019. Medical providers have been hit hard this year, and one provider, Wood Ranch Medical, located in...more

FTI Consulting

Rebuilding Trust Following a Cyber Attack

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Warren Buffett once said, “It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it.” Rarely can the ‘sage of Omaha’ be disputed, but on his point around timing, five minutes is a very long time in today’s...more

Dentons

The heavy price of GDPR

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25 May 2018 is a date likely etched on the hearts of information controllers everywhere: the date the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into force. Fifteen months on from the introduction of GDPR, what changes...more

Robinson & Cole LLP

Data Privacy + Cybersecurity Insider - September 2019 #3

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Many cities in the United States utilize a self-pay portal for residents to pay bills online, known as Click2Gov. Click2Gov was compromised in 2017 and 2018, when hackers were able to access over 300,000 payment cards and...more

Robinson & Cole LLP

Data Privacy + Cybersecurity Insider - September 2019 #2

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The Ecuadorian Ministry of Telecommunications and Information Security has announced an investigation into data analytics company Novaestrat after news broke this week that the company left an Elasticsearch server open...more

Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP

Newly-Discovered Vulnerability Highlights the Security Concerns Surrounding Bluetooth Technology

by Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP on

A recent report by researchers at the Helmholz Center for Information Security (CISPA), Singapore University of Technology and Design, and the University of Oxford has revealed that Bluetooth technology is vulnerable to a new...more

Robinson+Cole Data Privacy + Security Insider

July 2019 Ranks Highest in History for Healthcare Data Breaches

July 2019 was the worst month in history for health care data breaches, with a total of 50 breaches that affected a total of more than 500 records reported to the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) according to HIPAA Journal. ...more

Snell & Wilmer

Taxpayer Cybersecurity – Step 5: Create a Data Theft Recovery Plan

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The Security Summit, consisting of the Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”), state tax agencies, and private-sector tax industry officials, is encouraging tax professionals during the 2019 summer season to take some time to...more

Robinson & Cole LLP

Data Privacy + Cybersecurity Insider - August 2019 #4

by Robinson & Cole LLP on

We have definitely seen an uptick in the number of ransomware attacks against municipalities around the country. Thus far, the attacks have been against single cities, towns, and court systems, and recently against a...more

Snell & Wilmer

Taxpayer Cybersecurity – Step 4: Recognize Identity Theft

by Snell & Wilmer on

The Security Summit, consisting of the Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”), state tax agencies, and private-sector tax industry officials, is encouraging tax professionals during the 2019 summer season to take some time to...more

Thomson Reuters Regulatory Intelligence and...

Capital One Breach Has Risk, Technology And Legal Fallout

A hacker attack on Capital One that stole details on 100 million consumers marked the largest ever breach at a big U.S. bank. The case showed both vulnerabilities and advances in cybersecurity. The obvious lesson is that even...more

Fisher Phillips

Have You Thought About Encrypting Your Company's Data, And Its Communications? Perhaps You Should

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Alright. So, you’ve battened down the hatches of your company’s premises, to protect your employees and your information. Employees are required to create secret computer passwords they’re not to share with anyone, even...more

Jackson Lewis P.C.

Healthcare Organizations, Is Your Patient Portal Secure?

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While healthcare organizations are embracing new technologies such as patient portals, a recent report shows that organizations’ cybersecurity measures for these technologies are behind the times. A patient portal is a secure...more

Robinson & Cole LLP

Data Privacy + Cybersecurity Insider - July 2019 #4

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Security research firm Gigamon has reported that the nasty cybercriminal group FIN8 may have reappeared in June after a two-year silence. FIN8 is known for implementing malware on point of sale systems to steal credit card...more

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

Recent FTC Settlements Highlight Risks of Flawed Information Security Practices and Related Representations

In a set of recent settlements, the Federal Trade Commission (the FTC or Commission) resolved charges against two companies, ClixSense and D-Link, for failing to provide reasonable security and to live up to their data...more

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

Cyber-Attack in Bulgaria: 70% Could Be Affected

On 15 July 2019, an unprecedented cyber-attack in Bulgaria was announced. Hackers have stolen data from the National Revenue Agency (“NRA”) relating to around 70% of Bulgaria’s population, including foreign nationals and...more

Robinson & Cole LLP

Data Privacy + Cybersecurity Insider - July 2019 #2

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The Internet Society’s Online Trust Alliance just released its "2018 Cyber Incident & Breach Trends Report," which says “2018–Some Better, Some Worse, All Bad.” That’s our experience, too. Here are the highlights from the...more

Blank Rome LLP

Data Security Tips for Human Resources Professionals

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The task of securing company networks and systems is no longer delegated solely to an organization’s IT department. Human resources plays an equally important role in protecting company data. The authors of this article...more

Robinson & Cole LLP

Data Privacy + Cybersecurity Insider - June 2019 #4

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Security researchers have warned municipalities repeatedly about how they are being targeted with ransomware, that they are at high risk, and the need to make data security a high priority. Please see full Publication blow...more

Bass, Berry & Sims PLC

Privacy Perils: Cyber Criminals Concentrate on C-Suites

by Bass, Berry & Sims PLC on

Verizon released its 2019 Data Breach Investigation Report (DBIR) on May 8th. The widely read annual report is considered a primary source for data breach trends, statistics and forecasts. This year’s report is based on data...more

Fisher Phillips

Security Breaches In Schools: 10 Steps To Protect Your Information

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California’s San Diego Unified School District recently disclosed that it had sustained a data breach when multiple phishing emails from malicious hackers were used to gather login information of staff members throughout the...more

Robinson & Cole LLP

Data Privacy + Cybersecurity Insider - May 2019 #4

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The North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA) this week approved an information security model rule package aimed at improving the cybersecurity posture of the 17,543 state-registered advisers. Please see...more

Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP

As Cyberattacks Rise, U.S. Business Readiness Falls

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Two recent reports reflect that cyberattacks and resulting data breaches continue to threaten U.S. companies and public entities. The Hiscox Cyber Readiness Report (April 23, 2019), compiled from a survey of more than 1,000...more

Robinson+Cole Data Privacy + Security Insider

The WhatsApp Hack – Practice Good Phone Hygiene and Update Your Apps

WhatsApp, the popular instant messaging app announced a hack and the exposure of a security flaw this week. The flaw injected malware onto users’ phones, potentially exposing their otherwise encrypted data and messages. ...more

Robinson & Cole LLP

Data Privacy + Cybersecurity Insider - May 2019

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According to a recent survey of cybersecurity professionals by AT&T Cybersecurity entitled “Confidence: the perception and reality of cybersecurity threats,” phishing and cloud security threats are keeping them up at...more

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