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