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JD Supra Thought Leaders in Cybersecurity - Feb 2015

Meet the top Cybersecurity writers on JD Supra during February, 2015....
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Patents

How Recent Data Breaches are Changing the Face of Cybersecurity for the Private Sector

If "The Year of the Breach" and the rapid start to data breaches in 2015 have taught us anything, it is that any company is susceptible to a cyber …

Security

Breaches in the Boardroom: What Directors and Officers can do to Reduce the Risk of Personal Liability for Data Security Breaches

Corporate directors and officers may increasingly be targets of shareholder derivative lawsuits in the wake of the surge of regulatory actions and …

Data Security

Anthem Data Breach Spawns Class Action Suits and “Phishing” Scams

Last week, Anthem Inc. – the nation’s second largest health insurer – reported a data breach involving the disclosure of the personal information of …

Data Breach

The Anthem Data Breach: The Fallout and What’s Next

By now (unless you have been under a snow drift), you have likely heard about the apparent intrusion into a database at the nation’s largest health …

Privacy

C-Suite – Changing Tack on the Sea of Data Breach?

The country awoke to what seems to be a common occurrence now: another corporation struck by a massive data breach. This time it was Anthem, the …

Data Breach

"Insights Conversations: Cybersecurity"

This past year has been called the "year of the massive data breach," with many high-profile attacks on well-known companies. Skadden partners Cyrus …

Cybersecurity

Popular Cybersecurity Reads on JD Supra | JD Supra

"Security will become the Number One priority for companies..." - Giulio Coraggio, DLA Piper Italy, Top 5 Internet of Things Predictions for …

The Sony Pictures Entertainment, Inc. Scandal Serves as a Warning to Employers About Computer Security

In recent days, the scandal with Sony Pictures Entertainment, Inc. went from an embarrassing tabloid scandal to a possible terrorist threat. The …

Security

New California Privacy Laws

California continues to lead the way in passing new or updating existing data protection legislation. The weekly disclosure of new data breaches that …

California

Travelers, Beware the “Darkhotel” Hacks Over Hotel Internet

Business travelers may be targeted and hacked through hotel Wi-Fi networks, according to a recent report by Kaspersky Lab. Hackers have been stealing …

Hacking

Internet of Things – Top 10 privacy and data protection concerns

As we discussed in our previous posts, there are a number of positive trends that make the Internet of Things a long lasting evolution. Hardware is …

LinkedIn

Cyber and Data Security and Privacy Liability: The Problem Isn’t Going Away. Get Out in Front of the Problem By Insuring Your Risks.

On August 6, 2014, the New York Times – and other media outlets – reported that a Russian crime ring had amassed the largest known collection of …

Security

Russian Cyberattack May Trigger State Security Laws And Notification Obligations

Now that entities are aware that at least 1.2 billion records have been compromised from websites spanning across all industries, a question arises …

Security

FFIEC Debuts Web Page on Cybersecurity

FFIEC members are taking a number of steps to raise awareness of cybersecurity risks at financial institutions and the need to identify, assess, and …

“… Because That’s Where the Money Is.” OCC Head Highlights Oversight of Cybersecurity for Financial Industry—Will All Vendors Cooperate?

Why are banks often tempting targets for criminals and terrorists alike? Thomas Curry, the head of the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency …

Banking

SEC Requires Greater Disclosure of Cyber Events

Cyber is still a relatively young risk and the various stakeholders in cyber-risk are at times, still trying to determine their particular role. This …

Data Security

Popular Cybersecurity Reads on JD Supra

A quick look at the most well-read updates on all aspects of Cybersecurity on JD Supra over the last month. From Heartbleed to the Right to be …

Cybersecurity

Human Error Biggest Threat to Patient Data Security and Privacy

Human error remains the biggest threat to healthcare data privacy, according to the latest study on patient privacy and data security by the Ponemon …

Security

Is the Password Finally Dead? Fernando Corbató Hopes So.

As noted in a recent article in the Wall Street Journal, although his impact on our daily lives arguably rivals that of Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, …

Security

SEC Establishes Cybersecurity Initiative for Broker-Dealers and Investment Advisers

On April 15, 2014, the Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations (OCIE) of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) released a National …

Cybersecurity

California Attorney General Issues Privacy Guidelines for Websites

In the wake of numerous high-profile breaches of user privacy and complaints about sites that track the online activity of users, California Attorney …

Privacy

Failure to Encrypt Mobile Devices = Nearly $2 Million in Settlements

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office for Civil Rights (OCR) settled for the collective amount of $1,975,220 with Concentra Health …

Mobile Devices

Will the Cybersecurity Framework Create a New Standard Operating Procedure for Businesses?

On February 12, 2013, President Barack Obama issued Executive Order 13636 (EO 13636) entitled “Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity.”EO …

Cybersecurity

Cyber-Symbolism? DOJ Announces First-Of-Its-Kind Prosecution Of State Actors — But Does It Matter?

The U.S. Justice Department has charged members of the Chinese military with allegedly engaging in economic espionage against American companies. …

Asia

Cyber Risks for the Boardroom Part 1: The Recent Increase in Focus on Privacy Issues

Each day this week, we are going to explore some of the issues in the rapidly growing area of cyberliability. We will examine the recent increase in …

Security

White House Releases Report on “Big Data”

The White House released its report on “big data” today, making several policy recommendations for the use of personal data in the commercial, …

White House

Coming This Spring to an Insurance Policy Near You: Cybersecurity Data Breach Exclusions

Against the backdrop of Target’s massive data breach and the recent Heartbleed headache, the insurance industry’s imminent implementation of a series …

Data Breach

A CTO’s Views On How To Combat Hackers & Cybercriminals

In this article, I delve into the views and opinions of a chief technology officer of a telecommunications company to understand important steps a …

Security