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Even Small Businesses Need to Pay Attention to Data Security
Posted on 14 Jul 2015 by McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC

by Devin J. Chwastyk When people think about data breaches, corporate giants like Target, Home Depot and Michael’s spring to mind. But even small businesses holding personal information can face costly consequences if a breach occurs. In the... Read More

A Critical Question Directors Should Be Asking Company Management About Cyber Risk
Posted on 18 Jun 2013 by Kevin M. LaCroix

Cyber security and related privacy issues increasingly dominate the headlines. And for good reason: according to statistics cited in a recent Wall Street Journal article , cyber attacks --ranging from malicious software to denial of service attacks... Read More

Cyber Attacks: Are You Covered?
Posted on 9 Sep 2011 by Keller and Heckman LLP

If your company collects credit cards, financial data or other personal information from consumers online, make sure you review your insurance portfolio to ensure your company is covered in the event of a "cyber attack." While virtually all... Read More

What Are the Bad Guys Up to Now? Hacking Health-Care Records, Apparently
Posted on 19 Feb 2014 by Kevin M. LaCroix

As if it were not bad enough that hackers are attacking retail businesses like Target and Neiman Marcus to obtain consumer credit card information, it turns out that the bad guys are also targeting health-care records. According to sources cited in a... Read More

State Net Capitol Journal: Utah Cyberattacks Up 10,000-Fold
Posted on 9 Feb 2015 by State Net

A few years ago, government computer systems in Utah were sustaining 25,000 to 30,000 attempted cyber-attacks a day, which Utah Public Safety Commissioner Keith Squires thought was a lot at the time. But last week Squires told a legislative budget committee... Read More

What You Need to Know About NSA Mass Telephone Call Tracking
Posted on 2 Oct 2013 by David Bender

Excerpt: The flood of recent articles disclosing that the National Security Agency has engaged in a massive acquisition of information concerning the telephone communications of millions of Americans has shocked many. While sensationalizing this acquisition... Read More

David Bender Discusses Privacy and Data Protection
Posted on 23 Sep 2011 by Corporate and Securities Law Community Staff

On this edition, David Bender, solo practitioner and Adjunct Professor at the University of Houston Law Center, discusses why privacy is so important, practical tips for dealing with a data security breach, federal statutes and state laws that come... Read More

Preparing for a Data Breach – What to Know About Breach Notification
Posted on 13 Feb 2015 by Williams Mullen

by Kelsey S. Farbotko Data breaches are at the forefront of the news, and many companies, including those dominant in the health care industry, have found themselves front and center in the headlines. Although recent news stories have focused their... Read More

State Net Capitol Journal: Utah Cyberattacks Up 10,000-Fold
Posted on 9 Feb 2015 by Doug Esten

A few years ago, government computer systems in Utah were sustaining 25,000 to 30,000 attempted cyber-attacks a day, which Utah Public Safety Commissioner Keith Squires thought was a lot at the time. But last week Squires told a legislative budget committee... Read More

Smaller Companies Should Consider Cyber-Liability Insurance
Posted on 25 Apr 2013 by Kevin M. LaCroix

Smaller companies increasingly are the subject of data breaches and those smaller companies "are the number-one target of cyber-espionage attackers," according to a recent study detailed in a April 24, 2013 CFO.com article entitled "Should... Read More