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 •  October 9

A large portion of the hundreds of data breaches and thousands of data security incidents that occur each year involve human resource related issues. This includes situations in which HR data was lost, employees were inadvertently responsible for the loss of information about other people, or, in a small number of cases, a current or former...

JD Supra

 •  October 9

September 2017 saw no respite from the relentless pace of cyber developments, not only from the perspective of rapidly evolving attacks, but also from the perspective of dynamic federal and state regulatory moves. In particular, on September 25, 2017, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced a new enforcement initiative to address...

JD Supra

 •  October 6

Protecting your digital assets is as important as protecting your physical assets. Never think, “It won’t happen to me”—everyone has something that cyber criminals can steal. Stay secure by following a few basic guidelines. A long password is a strong password. Do not use the same password for multiple accounts or create variations of that...

JD Supra

 •  October 3

On September 25, 2017, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced the launch of its new Cyber Unit. Drawing on the existing cyber experience of the SEC’s Enforcement Division, and including personnel from around the country, the Cyber Unit will target cyber-related misconduct in the following areas identified by the SEC: Market...

JD Supra

 •  September 28

The State of New York’s response to two large cybersecurity breaches may fuel the transformation of the state regulation of corporate cybersecurity in the U.S. Unlike typical state data breach statutes which focus on notification to individuals about breaches of some types of personal information, New York’s new cybersecurity rules impose minimum...

JD Supra

 •  September 28

This episode provides an overview of the major cyber security issues affecting the health care industry. Given that health care is one of the most frequently targeted industries by data hackers, this episode outlines the primary cyber risks for providers and suggests key questions providers should ask to better understand the terms and potential...

JD Supra

 •  September 25

As we start the new week, a recap of major cybersecurity developments: Equifax CEO Faces Senate Committee – Senate staffers are busy readying cross examination scripts for the testimony next week of Equifax Inc. Chief Executive Officer Richard F. Smith. In an open hearing, members of the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs will...

JD Supra

 •  September 12

Government agencies collect and hold massive amounts of personally identifiable information (PII), creating valuable targets for cybercrime. Recently proposed legislation would impose baseline standards for cyber hygiene on federal agencies. State and local governments, as well as private industry, should measure themselves against the same federal...

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 •  September 5

As we head into the new week, here’s a quick summary of major data security developments from around the country. Aetna Hit With Second “Envelope” Lawsuit Aetna Inc. is now facing a second lawsuit over the disclosure of HIV-related prescription information that was “clearly visible” through a transparent window on envelopes sent to 12,000...

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 •  August 24

According to a new survey by insurer Nationwide, almost half of all businesses have been the victim of a cyberattack without knowing it. Most of the headlines about cyber exposure and planning focus on the need to avoid exposure to consumer claims. This neglects the real purpose of cyber planning for most companies, however: protecting your revenue...