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Keller And Heckman LLP: Are You Covered For Cyber 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 companies have third-party comprehensive general liability...

U.S.: Cyber Attacks On Utilities, Industries Rise

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho - (AP) U.S. utilities and industries face a rising number of cyber break-ins by attackers using more sophisticated methods, a senior Homeland Security Department official said during the government's first media tour of secretive defense labs intended to protect the nation's...

U.S.: Cyber Attacks On Utilities, Industries Rise

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho - (AP) U.S. utilities and industries face a rising number of cyber break-ins by attackers using more sophisticated methods, a senior Homeland Security Department official said during the government's first media tour of secretive defense labs intended to protect the nation's...

Public Companies Must Disclose Cyber-Liability Risks

By Rene Siemens and David Beck , Attorneys, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP If you thought you did not need cyber insurance before, Uncle Sam may cause you to think otherwise. On October 13, 2011, the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") Division of Corporation Finance issued...

Siemens and Beck on Obtaining Optimal Cyber Insurance

By Rene Siemens and David Beck , Attorneys, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP This commentary observes that the rising threat of cyber attacks and data breaches as well as the proliferation of data security and privacy laws have made it more important than ever for organizations that handle sensitive...

Siemens and Beck on Obtaining Optimal Cyber Insurance

By Rene Siemens and David Beck , Attorneys, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP This commentary observes that the rising threat of cyber attacks and data breaches as well as the proliferation of data security and privacy laws have made it more important than ever for organizations that handle sensitive...

How to Negotiate Cyber Insurance

By Rene Siemens and David Beck , Attorneys, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP This article previously appeared in Risk Management magazine. Exposure to network and data security breaches has grown exponentially in recent years and the market for insurance tailored to cover this risk has...

Will Cybersecurity Issues Drive the Next Big Securities Litigation Wave?

I am sure many readers were disturbed as I was by the February 19, 2012 New York Times article reporting that a Chinese army unit apparently has been executing a concentrated cyber-hacking program targeting U.S. companies and critical U.S. infrastructure. (The report of consulting firm Mandiant that...

Cybersecurity Will Be Hot Button Issue For Affected Companies

I am sure many readers were disturbed as I was by the February 19, 2012 New York Times article reporting that a Chinese army unit apparently has been executing a concentrated cyber-hacking program targeting U.S. companies and critical U.S. infrastructure. (The report of consulting firm Mandiant that...

CGL And Data Breach: Taking A Different Approach Than – Is There Publication Of Material That Violates A Person’s Right Of Privacy?

Lately the coverage world has been abuzz over the New York trial court’s decision in Zurich American Ins. Co. v. Sony Corp. of America -- the first decision to address in earnest whether a commercial general liability policy provides coverage for the loss of a company’s customers’ personally...