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Peter S. Vogel: Ransomware Alert: Client Data at Risk for Lawyers and Accountants!
Posted on 6 Oct 2015 by Peter S. Vogel

By Peter S. Vogel The volume of Ransomware is increasing dramatically after malware is downloaded by unsuspecting employees “encrypts a user or company’s fi­les and forces them to pay a fee to the hacker in order to regain access to... Read More

FTC Staff Report Addresses “Internet of Things”
Posted on 27 Feb 2015 by Doug Esten

by Stephen C. Piepgrass and Steve D. Rosenthal The Federal Trade Commission has released a Staff Report addressing the “Internet of Things” – a phrase referring to everyday items that are able to connect to the internet and transmit... Read More

FTC Staff Report Addresses “Internet of Things”
Posted on 27 Feb 2015 by Troutman Sanders

by Stephen C. Piepgrass and Steve D. Rosenthal The Federal Trade Commission has released a Staff Report addressing the “Internet of Things” – a phrase referring to everyday items that are able to connect to the internet and transmit... Read More

Peter S. Vogel: Cyberattacks on the Radar of Law Firms
Posted on 29 Sep 2015 by Peter S. Vogel

By Peter S. Vogel With the help of the financial services industry “the legal sector has launched its own cyber-threat intelligence-sharing mechanism” known as the Legal Services Information Sharing and Analysis Organization (LS-ISAO) Services... Read More

Internet Politics - Senate Filibuster Blocks Cybersecurity Bill
Posted on 10 Aug 2012 by Peter S. Vogel

By Peter S. Vogel At time when cybersecurity is headline news around the world, partisan politics in the U.S. Senate got in the way of new a cybersecurity bill which was different than a bill passed in the U.S. House last April. The New York Times... Read More

Peter S. Vogel: Mimecast Confesses that Cloud Mail Outage was DDoS Attack!
Posted on 29 Sep 2015 by Peter S. Vogel

By Peter S. Vogel The Mimecast Incident Report stated that the US Data Centers and disruption of millions of emails were caused by a DDoS (Distributed Denial of Service) attack on September 21 from “10:46 am EST – 5:32pm EST.” The... Read More

Peter S. Vogel: Cloud Data Storage - How Safe?
Posted on 17 Aug 2012 by Peter S. Vogel

By Peter S. Vogel Daily news headlines regularly report lax, or no, security for cloud data. In the past few weeks two very high profile businesses reported cloud breaches - Apple's iCloud and Dropbox. It is no coincidence that my August column... Read More

Peter S. Vogel: Should the Pentagon Defend Non-Military Networks?
Posted on 13 Sep 2012 by Peter S. Vogel

By Peter S. Vogel The Secretary of Defense is considering a proposal "that military cyber-specialists be given permission to take action outside its computer networks to defend critical U.S. computer systems." The Washington Post reported... Read More