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Law Firms’ Data Duty: Protecting Client Information From Cybercriminals

Posted in Cyber Insurance, Cybersecurity, Data breach, Data Security, Health Information, Information Management, Litigation, Other, Privacy

The impact from the recent Petya/NotPetya ransomware attack — or what was reported as a ransomware attack but now appears to be something even more damaging — continues to spread around the globe, with several new companies coming forward as … Continue Reading

Increased Focus on Health Care Cybersecurity: HHS Releases Long-Awaited Report and Cyber Attack Quick-Response Checklist

Posted in Health Information, Other, Regulation

The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) issued a recent report noting that cybersecurity is a key public health concern that needs “immediate and aggressive attention.”  Shortly thereafter, HHS’ Office for Civil Rights (OCR) released a checklist of … Continue Reading

Cybersecurity Threats May Impact Your Digital Health

Posted in Consumer Privacy/FTC, Cybersecurity, Data breach, Data Protection and Competition, Health Information

As the healthcare industry continues to embrace the Internet of Things, cybersecurity may present unprecedented health and privacy risks to patients. Wireless-enabled medical devices are increasingly common. For some patients, this means that their hearts are, quite literally, connected … Continue Reading

Industry Insight: Information Governance – Leverage Your Business Intelligence and Reduce Risk

Posted in Cybersecurity, Data breach, Data Protection and Competition

The goal is to turn data into information, and information into insight.” – Carly Fiorina, former CEO, Hewlett-Packard Co.

The most valuable asset of every organization is information. Organizing, analyzing and optimizing this complex source of business intelligence … Continue Reading

New York Raises the Bar – Will Other States Follow?

Posted in Cybersecurity, Financial Services Information Management

On September 13, 2016, the New York Department of Financial Services (DFS) proposed new first-in-the-nation cybersecurity regulations (Regulations) that would require banks and other financial institutions to adopt minimum cybersecurity standards. In some ways the regulations are consistent with existing … Continue Reading

ERISA and Cybersecurity

Posted in Cybersecurity, Data breach

Employee benefit plan data stored online may include participants’ names and Social Security numbers, account information and protected health information (PHI), all of which are inviting targets for hackers. Highly-publicized data breaches in recent years have called attention to the … Continue Reading

2016: A Turning Point For Personal Data Protection

Posted in Cybersecurity, Data breach, Data portability, Data retention, E-commerce, EU Data Protection, Identity Theft, Legislation, Notification, Privacy, Privacy by default, Surveillance

In 2015, a number of high-profile media and political events and several legal cases raised questions about personal data protection in the European Union. 2016 looks to be a pivotal year for reforms in personal data protection, including issues related … Continue Reading

President Promotes Cybersecurity in State of the Union Address

Posted in Cybersecurity, Data breach, Data Protection and Competition, Legislation, Privacy, Surveillance

Highlighting the importance of cybersecurity in a time of data breaches and cyber attacks that have compromised our national security, privacy, economy, and businesses, President Obama incorporated cybersecurity issues in his recent State of the Union address. He stated:

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